Alexandru Lungu (fighter)
|Born||September 3, 1974|
Paleu, Bihor County, Romania
|Other names||Sandu Lungu |
Muntele Bihorului (The Bihor Mountain)
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||165 kg (364 lb; 26.0 st)|
|Division||Super Heavyweight (265+ lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Oradea, Romania|
|Team||Centru de Arte Martiale Mixte|
Golden Glory Romania
|Trainer||Ioan Branza |
|Rank||5th Dan Black belt in Judo|
|Years active||2005-present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
last updated on: December 21, 2013
Alexandru Lungu (born 3 September 1974) 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.
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.
Mixed martial arts career
PRIDE Fighting Championships
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.
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.
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.
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
5 wins (4 KOs), 2 loss
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||18 wins||5 losses|
|Win||18–5||Fredi Gonzalez||TKO (referee stoppage)||RXF MMA 33: MMA All Stars||December 10, 2018||1||3:30||Bucharest, Romania|
|Win||17–5||Peter Dudo Balaz||Submission (Smother)||RXF 31 - Cluj-Napoca||October 1, 2018||1||3:05||Cluj-Napoca, Romania|
|Loss||16–5||Chris Barnett||KO (punches)||Road FC 047||May 12, 2018||1||2:34||Beijing, China||Road FC 2018 Openweight Grand Prix R1|
|Win||16–4||Adnan Alic||TKO (punches)||RXF 29 - MMA All Stars 5: RXF vs. Magnum FC||December 18, 2017||1||1:12||Brasov, Romania|
|Win||15–4||Martin Chudej||TKO (punches)||RXF 27 - Next Fighter||July 29, 2017||2||1:36||Piatra Neamt, Romania|
|Win||14–4||John Painter||TKO (punches)||RXF 25 - MMA All Stars 3||December 19, 2016||1||0:26||Ploiesti, Romania|
|Win||13–4||Amadou Papis Konez||TKO (punches)||RXF 24 - Brasov||October 10, 2016||1||2:05||Brasov, Romania|
|Loss||12–4||Michał Wlazło||TKO (knees and punches)||Real Xtreme Fighting 21||December 14, 2015||2||3:11||Bucharest, Romania|
|Win||12–3||Mahmoud Hassan||Submission (north-south choke)||Real Xtreme Fighting 19||August 31, 2015||1||2:43||Galati, Romania|
|Win||11–3||Andrzej Kulik||TKO (punches)||Real Xtreme Fighting 18||June 15, 2015||1||1:59||Cluj-Napoca, Romania|
|Win||10–3||Mighty Mo||KO (punch)||Real Xtreme Fighting 15||December 15, 2014||1||4:05||Bucharest, Romania|
|Loss||9–3||Tomasz Czerwinski||TKO (punches)||Real 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|
|2002||European Judo Championships||7th||Open class|
|2001||World Judo Championships||7th||Open class|
|1999||European Judo Championships||3rd||Open class|
|1998||European Judo Championships||7th||Heavyweight (+100 kg)|
|1994||Youth Judo World Championships||1st|