Deividas Taurosevičius

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Deividas Taurosevičius
Born (1977-08-28) August 28, 1977 (age 39)
Other names Taurus
Nationality Lithuanian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Reach 68 in (170 cm)
Fighting out of Copiague, New York, United States
Team Renzo Gracie Academy
Team Panza
Taurus MMA
Rank 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 17
By submission 13
By decision 4
Losses 5
By decision 5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Deividas Taurosevičius (born August 28, 1977) is a Lithuanian mixed martial artist. He is a former Ring of Combat Featherweight Champion and has competed in the WEC, Bellator, and for the New York Pitbulls in the IFL.

Background[edit]

Originally from Lithuania, Taurosevicius was a talented rugby player, competing for the national team, and winning an award given to the best player in the country in 1999. He then moved to the United States with the desire of continuing his professional career, but was not content with playing in America as he felt the sport did not have enough respect in the country. In 2002, Taurosevicius turned professional with his MMA career.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Taurosevičius started his professional MMA career in 2002, primarily competing on cards in Massachusetts and New Jersey. In early 2007, he began fighting for the New York Pitbulls in the International Fight League.

Taurosevicius went 2-1 with the promotion, his lone loss being at the hands of Ryan Schultz in his last appearance.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

In September 2008, he signed with Affliction[2] and was scheduled to face Mark Hominick on the Affliction: Trilogy undercard on August 1, 2009. The match was subsequently picked up by Zuffa and was scheduled to take place at WEC 43.[3] However, Hominick was replaced by Javier Vazquez. Taurosevicius won by split decision.[4]

Taurosevičius defeated previously unbeaten Mackens Semerzier via unanimous decision at WEC 46.[5]

Taurosevičius lost via majority decision to LC Davis on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47.[6]

Bellator[edit]

Taurosevicius then competed for Bellator at Bellator 33 against Wilson Reis and was defeated via split decision. He has most recently competed for the Ring of Combat promotion based out of New Jersey, winning the promotion's Featherweight Championship and successfully defending his title three times.

Personal life[edit]

Taurosevicius is married.[7]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17-5 Guillermo Serment Submission (rear-naked choke) Ring of Combat 44 April 5, 2013 2 2:20 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the Ring of Combat Featherweight Championship
Win 16-5 Frank Caraballo Submission (reverse triangle choke) Ring of Combat 43 January 25, 2013 1 3:38 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the Ring of Combat Featherweight Championship
Win 15-5 Mike Santiago Submission (armbar) Ring of Combat 42 September 14, 2012 2 3:50 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the Ring of Combat Featherweight Championship
Win 14-5 Marlon Moraes Submission (arm-triangle choke) Ring of Combat 38 November 18, 2011 1 2:34 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the Ring of Combat Featherweight Championship
Win 13-5 Ronnie Rogers Submission (rear-naked choke) Ring of Combat 37 September 9, 2011 2 2:24 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 12-5 Wilson Reis Decision (split) Bellator 33 October 21, 2010 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 12-4 LC Davis Decision (majority) WEC 47 March 6, 2010 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 12-3 Mackens Semerzier Decision (unanimous) WEC 46 January 10, 2010 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 11-3 Javier Vazquez Decision (split) WEC 43 October 10, 2009 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States Drops to Featherweight
Loss 10-3 Ryan Schultz Decision (unanimous) IFL 2007 Team Championship May 16, 2008 5 4:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 10-2 Bart Palaszewski Technical Submission (armbar) IFL 2007 Team Championship September 20, 2007 2 1:30 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 9-2 Savant Young Decision (unanimous) IFL: 2007 Semifinals August 2, 2007 3 4:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 8-2 Kevin Roddy Submission (armbar) CFFC 5: Two Worlds, One Cage June 23, 2007 1 4:49 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-2 Zac George Submission (arm-triangle choke) IFL: Connecticut April 11, 2007 1 3:12 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 6-2 Dan Lauzon Submission (rear-naked choke) CFFC3: Battleground January 19, 2007 2 1:15 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-2 Anthony Morrison Submission (triangle choke) CFFC2: Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2 October 6, 2006 1 2:09 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 4-2 Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) RF 13: Battle at the Beach August 5, 2006 3 5:00 Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-1 Jay Isip Technical Submission (guillotine choke) RF 11: Reality Fighting 11 February 11, 2006 1 N/A Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3-1 Tony Barber Submission (rear-naked choke) MD22: Mass Destruction 22 December 10, 2005 1 3:01 Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2-1 James Jones Decision (unanimous) RF9: Reality Fighting 9 August 6, 2005 2 5:00 Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-1 Austin Philbin Submission (guillotine choke) ECFA: Colosseum June 17, 2005 1 N/A Truro, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 0-1 Mike Acosta Decision SF 1: Bragging Rights November 9, 2002 2 5:00 Bayonne, New Jersey, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ WEC 46 Spotlight: Deividas Taurosevicius – ProMMA.Info Exclusive Interview prommanow.com
  2. ^ Caplan, Sam (September 15, 2008). "Deividas Taurosevicius signs with Affliction". 5oz. of Pain. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson on October 10 in San Antonio, Texas". MMAFrenzy.com. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  4. ^ "WEC 43: Henderson vs. Cerrone". wec.tv/index.cfm. 2009-10-10. 
  5. ^ "WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson results". wec.tv/index.cfm. 2010-01-11. 
  6. ^ "WEC officially adds Davis vs. Taurosevicius to WEC 47". 2010-01-21. 
  7. ^ "WEC 46 spotlight: Deividas Taurosevicius – ProMMA.info exclusive interview". PROMMANOW.com. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 

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