- Being a well rounded fighter. Kharitonov has won 8 fights via (T)KO and 8 fights via submission.
- His KO of Alistair Overeem at K-1 HERO'S Middleweight Grand Prix Final
- The arm-bar. Kharitonov has won 4 fights via arm-bar.
- His KO of Murilo Rua at PRIDE Total Elimination 2004.
- Defeating Fabricio Werdum at PRIDE 30.
- Knocking out Andrei Arlovski in the quarter finals of the Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix.