Cătălin Zmărăndescu

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Cătălin Zmărăndescu
Born (1973-01-26) January 26, 1973 (age 44)
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 249 lb (113 kg; 17 st 11 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)
Style Sanshou, Kickboxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Woodgreen, England
Team Team Bloodline
Trainer Eddie Kone
Years active 1997-present
Professional boxing record
Total 8
Wins 2
By knockout 1
Losses 6
By knockout 5
Kickboxing record
Total 14
Wins 11
By knockout 6
Losses 1
Draws 1
No contests 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 11
By knockout 8
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 6
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: March 24, 2012
Cătălin Zmărăndescu
Medal record
Representing  Romania
Wushu - Sanshou
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 Hong Kong 85 kg
National Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Macau 90 kg

Cătălin Zmărăndescu (born January 26, 1973, in Bucharest)[1] is a Romanian professional mixed martial artist, boxer and kickboxer. He has fought for the Local Kombat kickboxing circuit before turning to MMA.

Biography[edit]

He played rugby and was amateur wrestler for Steaua before becoming a sanshou practitioner.[2]

Aside from sport, Zmărăndescu was the bodyguard of Gigi Becali.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Cătălin Zmărăndescu moved to the UK from Romania and started training with BJJ Black Belt Eddie Kone and his Bloodline fight team. He is currently managed by Flawless MMA.

At BAMMA 6, Zmărăndescu stopped Sharif Mohammed Ali early in the first round due to a forearm choke.[3]

His next bout was against Mark Godbeer in a Heavyweight bout at BAMMA 9 on March 24, 2012. He lost by corner stoppage at the conclusion of the first round.

In 2013, Zmarandeacu become IFC Heavyweight Champion(MMA) after he defeated by TKO in the first round, in just 1min and 18sec against Vince Lucero from USA.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–6 John Demmel TKO (punches) UCMMA 45 - Ultimate Challenge MMA 45 November 7, 2015 1 1:28 London, England Ultimate Challenge MMA Heavyweight Championship
Win 11–5 Tomasz Czerwinski TKO (punches) WCMMA 21 July 17, 2015 1 0:55 London, England Vacant Warrior Challenge MMA Heavyweight Championship
Win 10–5 Ben Schneider TKO (punches) UCMMA 40 - Ultimate Challenge MMA 40 September 6, 2014 1 1:30 London, England
Win 9–5 Marvin Campbell TKO (punches) UCMMA 39 - Ultimate Challenge MMA 39 May 3, 2014 1 3:00 London, England
Loss 8–5 Arvydas Juska TKO (knees and punches) UCMMA 38 - Ultimate Challenge MMA 38 February 1, 2014 2 1:28 London, England
Win 8–4 Vince Lucero TKO (punches) IFC Revolution: UK vs. USA March 9, 2013 1 1:18 Birmingham, England IFC Champion
Win 7–4 Dave Rintoul Submission IFC - Christmas Bash December 15, 2012 1 2:00 Hampshire, England
Loss 6–4 Mark Godbeer TKO (corner stoppage) BAMMA 9 March 24, 2012 1 5:00 Birmingham, England
Loss 6–3 Jarno Nurminen Submission (knee and punches) Cage 16 - 1st Defense October 8, 2011 1 2:25 Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Win 6–2 Sharif Mohammed Ali Submission (front choke) BAMMA 6: Watson vs. Rua May 21, 2011 1 0:32 London, England
Loss 5–2 Kamen Georgiev Decision (unanimous) Local Kombat: Batalia Balcanilor July 16, 2010 2 5:00 Constanta, Romania
Loss 5–1 Valentijn Overeem KO (knee) K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Bucharest May 21, 2010 1 0:40 Bucharest, Romania
Win 5-0 Erni Strmonja TKO (punches) K-1 ColliZion 2010 Croatia March 27, 2010 1 0:56 Split, Croatia
Win 4–0 Marian Visan TKO (punches) Strike FC 3: Noaptea Demonilor October 31, 2008 1 0:58 Cluj Napoca, Romania
Win 3–0 Tom Clemens Decision (unanimous) Strike FC 2: Mamaia August 1, 2008 2 5:00 Mamaia, Romania
Win 2–0 Houston Smith TKO (punches) Invincible: A Means to an End June 21, 2008 2 1:54 Ontario, California, United States
Win 1–0 Steve Sayegh TKO (punches) Strike FC: Night of Gladiators April 18, 2008 1 0:13 Ploie?ti, Romania

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Boxing record[edit]

Boxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catalin Zmarandescu's MMA profile on Sherdog". www.sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Catalin Zmarandescu's profile on CZone". www.czone.ro. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  3. ^ Zmărăndescu