Kęstutis Smirnovas

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Kestutis Smirnovas
Born (1976-04-08) April 8, 1976 (age 41)
Šakiai, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14.1 st)
Division Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Fighting out of Lithuania
Team Audra Gym
Rank Black belt in Judo
Years active 2000–2008, 2013-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 33
Wins 24
By knockout 3
By submission 14
By decision 6
Unknown 1
Losses 8
By knockout 3
By submission 4
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kestutis Smirnovas is a Lithuanian MMA fighter and judoka who fought in Pride Fighting Championships, RINGS, Shooto and HERO'S.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Smirnovas started his career in 2000. He fought mainly for Rings Lithuania and Shooto Lithuania, obtaining a record of sixteen victories and five losses until the first half of 2005.

K-1 and K-1 Hero's[edit]

Smirnovas faced Tadeush Cholodinskij on March 10, 2006 at K-1: East Europe Max GP for the K-1 East Europe Max heavyweight title. He won via split decision after three, five-minutes rounds.[1]

Smirnovas faced Pride FC veteran Kazushi Sakuraba on August 5, 2006 at K-1 Hero's 6 in the quarterfinal of Hero's 2006 light heavyweight grand prix. Despite dominating the beginning of the contest, almost knocking Sakuraba out with a long sequence of ground-and-pound, Smirnovas lost via submission due to an armbar still in the first round.[2]

Smirnovas replaced Sakuraba in the semifinal as he was unable to compete due to medical conditions. He faced Yoshihiro Akiyama on October 9, 2006 at K-1 Hero's 7, losing via TKO in the first round.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • K-1
    • K-1 East Europe Max heavyweight title (2006)[1]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 24–8–1 Grzegorz Lenart Submission (armbar) King of Kings: World Grand Prix 2014 in Vilnius March 15, 2014 1 1:35 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 23–8–1 Mike Jonker Submission (rear-naked choke) Bushido Lithuania - Hero's 2013 November 16, 2013 1 3:58 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 22–8–1 David Marcina Submission (kimura) Shooto Lithuania: Bushido 2008 March 16, 2008 1 0:37 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 21–8–1 Damba Radnaev Submission (armbar) K-1 Hero's: Hero's Lithuania 2007 November 10, 2007 1 4:20 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 20–8–1 Vladimir Yushko Submission (armbar) Bushido Lithuania: Battle of Saule 2 September 29, 2007 1 1:40 Siauliai, Lithuania
Loss 19–8–1 Nobutatsu Suzuki TKO (doctor stoppage) Zst 13 June 10, 2007 1 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 19–7–1 Valentin Golubovskij Draw K-1: East Europe Max March 17, 2007 3 N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 19–7 Thomas Valentin KO (punches) K-1 Hero's Lithuania November 11, 2006 1 3:01 Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 18–7 Yoshihiro Akiyama TKO (punches) K-1 Hero's 7 October 9, 2006 1 3:01 Yokohama, Japan Hero's 2006 light heavyweight grand prix semifinal; replaced Sakuraba due to medical conditions.
Loss 18–6 Kazushi Sakuraba Submission (armbar) K-1 Hero's 6 August 5, 2006 1 6:41 Tokyo, Japan Hero's 2006 light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal.
Win 18–5 Tadeush Cholodinskij Decision (split) K-1: East Europe Max GP March 10, 2006 3 5:00 Vilnius, Lithuania Won K-1 East Europe Max heavyweight title.
Win 17–5 Hiromitsu Miura TKO (punches) K-1 Hero's: Hero's Lithuania 2005 November 26, 2005 1 4:30 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 16–5 Grazhuydas Smailis Submission (armbar) Shooto Lithuania: Chaosas April 7, 2005 N/A N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 15–5 Rodolfo Amaro da Silva TKO Shooto Lithuania - Bushido November 20, 2004 2 2:58 Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 15–4 Sam Nest Submission (rear-naked choke) Zst: Grand Prix 2 Opening Round November 3, 2004 2 4:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–3 Romualds Garkulis Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Lithuania: Gladiators September 29, 2004 1 1:37 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 14–3 Petras Markevicius Submission (choke) Shooto Lithuania: Bushido King May 18, 2004 1 0:50 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 13–3 Vidmantas Tatarunas Submission (choke) Bushido Lithuania: Storm April 30, 2004 N/A N/A Sakiai, Lithuania
Win 12–3 Grazhuydas Smailis Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Lithuania: Vendetta April 4, 2004 2 5:00 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 11–3 Egidijus Petrushkevicius N/A Bushido Lithuania: Ronin March 14, 2004 N/A N/A Alytus, Lithuania
Win 10–3 Grzegorz Jakubowski Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Lithuania: King of Bushido Stage 3 February 8, 2004 1 1:35 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 9–3 Roman Sukoterin Decision (split) Shooto Lithuania: King of Bushido Stage 1 November 14, 2003 2 5:00 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 8–3 Masaya Inoue TKO (retirement) Shooto - 9/5 in Korakuen Hall September 5, 2003 1 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–3 Kestutis Stankevicius Decision Rings Lithuania: Explosion May 10, 2003 N/A N/A Kaunas, Lithuania
Win 6–3 Mariusz Ligizynski Submission (kimura) Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 7 – Adrenalinas April 5, 2003 1 2:45 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 5–3 Darius Jonyla Submission (armbar) Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 6: Dynamite December 14, 2002 N/A N/A Kaunas, Lithuania
Win 4–3 Vladimir Smantster Submission (armbar) Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 5: Shock November 9, 2002 1 N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 3–3 Takahiro Oba Submission (armbar) Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 3 October 20, 2002 1 0:55 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–3 Pavel Dolgov Decision Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 4 May 4, 2002 2 5:00 Kaunas, Lithuania
Loss 1–3 Hirotaka Yokoi Decision Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3 November 10, 2001 2 5:00 Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 1–2 Mikhail Ilyukhin Submission (achilles lock) Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2 May 8, 2001 1 N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 1–1 Ruslan Mirzoev Decision (3–2 points) Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria April 6, 2001 1 10:00 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 0–1 Victor Yerohin Submission (leg lock) Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 1 October 24, 2000 1 8:00 Vilnius, Lithuania

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "K-1: Max East Europe GP 2006 official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Brad Wharton (August 11, 2010). "The MMABay opinion: snatching victory from the jaws of defeat". MMABay.co.uk. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Scott White (October 9, 2006). "187 lb hero crowned". MMAontap.com. Retrieved November 29, 2013.