Oleg Savitsky is the Director of MMA for IPZ and is one of the most accomplished American athletes in the sport of Combat Sambo. Savitsky is a three-time medal winner for the United States at World Championships and was a USA National Team coach. His experience as a fighter and mentor allowed him to travel the world and develop strong relationships and contacts with the top athletes, coaches, and promoters of combat sports.
Following his career as a Combat Sambo competitor and professional MMA fighter, Savitsky continued to stay involved with combat sports by teaching and training at his school Zealous Nation MMA; he also became a fight promoter. As a licensed promoter, Savitsky is known for his toughness and trustworthiness which allowed him an opportunity to collaborate and represent the United States in M-1 Global, one of the biggest MMA promotions. In this role, he was in charge of organizing, promoting, and running M-1 Global shows throughout the U.S. Savitsky also participated in the workings of the largest M-1 Global/Strikeforce events in Russia.
Savitsky’s experiences as a promoter, TV commentator, and talent scout granted him numerous circumstances in which he came in contact with former, current, and rising stars in the world of MMA, WWE, Kickboxing, Judo, and Sambo. Many of these fighters have competed and still compete in the highest level of competition in each category for organizations such as UFC, Bellator, M-1 Global, and Glory Kickboxing.
Considering Savitsky’s tenure in combat sports as both a fighter and a promoter, he is able to be a liaison facilitating mutually beneficial contacts between IPZ clients and other interested parties.
Savitsky is a graduate of Rutgers University.