Ivan was born in Khabarovsk. Later he moved with his parents to Vladivostok, where at the age of 6 his father took him to the sambo sport class.
Ivan was born in Khabarovsk. Later he moved with his parents to Vladivostok. There at the age of 6 his father took him to the sambo sport class, because he also did this sport when he was young. At the age of 10 Ivan moved to Yekaterinburg where continued his sports activity in the Uralmash School of Sambo.
In sambo he achieved quite good results: several times he was a prize winner in Russian tournaments, as well as in international tournaments and in World Cup stages, once he was a medalist in a World Cup competitions.
Ivan graduated from Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University.
His professional debut was in the summer of 2015 in the city of Yekaterinburg.
During his professional career he had 7 fights and each of them he finished ahead of time.
On May 6, 2016 in the city of Yekaterinburg the bout with Jeff Monson was held. The UFC Legend lost the fight in the first round. On the first minute of the bout Shtyrkov knocked Monson for a goal and finished the fight with a submission hold.
On September 9, 2016 in the city of Chelyabinsk Ivan Shtyrkov met in the ring with ex-UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez. Title-winner American was not able to stand up against younger champion of Russia in sambo, who in his turn took the initiative and in an effective way achieved the 7th win in his career.
On February,18 2016 in Yekaterinburg there took place a big boxing and MMA tournament, in the main bout of which Russian fighter Ivan Shtyrkov fought with famous Antonio "Bigfoot” Silva from Brazil.
Shtyrkov began the bout well, he was better in stand and in parter. The second round the Russian fighter won with obvious advantage, however it took a lot of his energy and in the third round he hardly could stand and with difficulty avoided attacks from a little less tired Silva. By the end of three rounds by unanimous decision of judges the victory was given to Ivan.