Alexandru Lungu (fighter)

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Alexandru Lungu
Born (1974-09-03) September 3, 1974 (age 42)
Paleu, Bihor County, Romania
Other names Sandu Lungu
Muntele Bihorului (The Bihor Mountain)
Nationality Romanian
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 165 kg (364 lb; 26.0 st)
Division Super Heavyweight (265+ lb)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Fighting out of Oradea, Romania
Bucharest, Romania
Team Centru de Arte Martiale Mixte
Golden Glory Romania
Trainer Ioan Branza
Horia Radulescu
Years active 2005-present (MMA)
Kickboxing record
Total 7
Wins 5
By knockout 4
Losses 2
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 10
By knockout 6
By submission 4
Losses 4
By knockout 4
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: December 21, 2013
Alexandru Lungu
Medal record
Representing  Romania

Men's Judo

World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Egypt {{{2}}}
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Bratislava Open

Alexandru Lungu (born 3 September 1974)-(do not confuse with Lungu G. Alexandru)[1] is a Romanian professional judoka, mixed martial artist and kickboxer. Lungu has most recently competed in the Super Heavyweight division of MMA. A professional competitor since 2005, Lungu has formerly competed for the PRIDE Fighting Championships, Cage Rage, and K-1, for both MMA and professional kickboxing.

Judo career[edit]

A successful judoka, Lungu won several judo tournaments across Europe, including the Romanian Cup in 2004 and the International Tournament Monaco in 2005. Lungu competed in judo from 1991 until 2005.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

PRIDE Fighting Championships[edit]

Lungu made his professional MMA debut on October 23, 2005 at PRIDE 30 against James Thompson, in a Super Heavyweight bout, Lungu weighed in at 368 lbs. and knocked Thompson down in the early seconds of round one, but seemed to fatigue upon standing up and lost via TKO at 2:13 of the first round.

Cage Rage[edit]

Lungu picked up a win in his next fight a year later on September 30, 2006 at Cage Rage 18 against Mark Buchanan via submission (kimura) in the first round.

Independent promotions[edit]

Lungu returned to Romania to continue competing and has compiled a record of 9-2 since PRIDE and Cage Rage.

Lungu defeated Mighty Mo via knockout in the first round on December 15, 2014 in an Open Weight bout.

Lungu is next scheduled to face Jeff Monson on June 15, 2015 at RXF 18.

Kickboxing career[edit]

Lungu made his professional kickboxing debut for SUPERKOMBAT on October 15, 2011, against Bob Sapp. Lungu won via knockout in the first round and has since compiled a professional kickboxing record of 4-1 for the promotion, most recently picking up a win over Mike Bourke on December 21, 2013 via first-round knockout.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–4 Michał Wlazło TKO (knees and punches) RXF 21 December 13, 2015 2 3:11 Bucharest, Romania
Win 12–3 Mahmoud Hassan Submission (north-south choke) RXF 19 August 31, 2015 1 2:43 Galati, Romania
Win 11–3 Andrzej Kulik TKO (punches) RXF 18 June 15, 2015 1 1:59 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Win 10–3 Siala-Mou Siliga KO (punch) RXF 15 December 15, 2014 1 4:05 Bucharest, Romania
Loss 9–3 Tomasz Czerwinski TKO (punches) Romanian Xtreme Fighting 12 August 4, 2014 1 4:25 Mamaia, Romania
Win 9-2 Steven Banks TKO (strikes) Local Kombat December 7, 2012 1 N/A Onesti, Romania
Win 8–2 Chris Mahle Submission (arm-triangle choke) Gala MMA: Romania-Germany October 29, 2011 1 1:06 Cluj Napoca, Romania
Win 7–2 Albert Sarkozi Submission (punches) Local Kombat Sibiu November 19, 2010 1 0:25 Sibiu, Romania
Win 6–2 Jimmy Ambriz TKO (doctor stoppage) K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Bucharest May 21, 2010 2 N/A Bucharest, Romania
Loss 5–2 Rastislav Talarovic TKO (punches) K-1 ColliZion 2009 Final Tournament December 12, 2009 2 0:46 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 5–1 Jesse Smith, Jr. Submission (smother choke) K-1 ColliZion 2009 Final Elimination October 24, 2009 1 0:51 Arad, Romania
Win 4–1 Ruben Villareal Submission (smother choke) Local Kombat 33 April 12, 2009 1 1:45 Oradea, Romania
Win 3–1 Mark Bentley KO (punches) Strike MMA 3 October 31, 2008 1 0:06 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Win 2–1 Tom Erikson KO (punches) Strike MMA 2 August 1, 2008 1 1:21 Mamaia, Romania
Win 1–1 Mark Buchanan Submission (kimura) Cage Rage 18 September 30, 2006 1 1:55 London, England
Loss 0–1 James Thompson TKO (punches) PRIDE 30 October 23, 2005 1 2:13 Saitama, Japan


Year Tournament Place Weight class
2002 European Judo Championships 7th Open class
2001 World Judo Championships 7th Open class
1999 European Judo Championships 3rd Open class
Universiade 1st Open class
1998 European Judo Championships 7th Heavyweight (+100 kg)
1994 Youth Judo World Championships 1st

Lungu was also a multiple judo champion and gold medalist of Romania.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexandru Lungu". 31 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Castigatorii premiilor SUPERKOMBAT WGP 2011" (in Romanian). Gladiatorium. 4 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. 

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