Mike Mucitelli

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Mike Mucitelli
Born Michael Mucitelli[1]
(1983-12-07) December 7, 1983 (age 34)
Rochester, New York, United States
Other names Crazy
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb)
Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)
Fighting out of Syracuse, New York, United States
Team Tai-Kai
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 7
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 1
Losses 3
By knockout 2
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Michael Mucitelli (born December 7, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competed in Bellator's Light Heavyweight division.

Background[edit]

Mucitelli was born in Rochester, New York, but his family moved to Syracuse, New York when he was very young.

During high school, Mucitelli practiced football, basketball and baseball and earned multiple honors within these sports. Influenced by a roommate, Mucitelli has also practiced capoeira.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Mucitelli started his professional career in 2010. After two victories, he signed with Bellator.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Mucitelli made his debut on August 24, 2012 at Bellator 73 against then undefeated Matt Van Buren, taking the fight on one week's notice.[3] He won via submission in the first round.[4]

Mucitelli was scheduled to face Dan McGuane on November 16, 2012 at Bellator 81. However, the fight was scrapped after the negative impact caused when a murder committed in July 2005 by McGuane was exposed in the internet.[5][6] Mucitelli instead faced Shark Fights veteran Matt Uhde in a catchweight bout,[7] which he won via submission in the first round.[8]

Mucitelli faced Brent Dillingham on March 21, 2013 at Bellator 93. For the fifth time in a row he won in the first round, again via submission.[9]

Mucitelli faced Jeff Nader on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98. The fight ended in a no contest at 1:30 in the first round due to an accidental eye poke that rendered Nader unable to continue.[10]

Mucitelli face Ryan McCurdy on November 8, 2013, at Bellator 107. This marked Mucitelli's first fight out of the first round, as it went the distance with Mucitelli pulling out a hard fought unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).[11]

Mucitelli faced Liam McGeary in the 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinals at Bellator 118 on May 2, 2014. He lost via first-round knockout.[12]

Mucitelli then faced Mark Griffin on September 5, 2014 at Bellator 123. Mucitelli won the fight via armbar submission in just 37 seconds of round one.[13]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–3 (1) Greg Rebello KO (punch) CES 31 October 30, 2015 1 3:24 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Fought at Heavyweight
Loss 7–2 (1) Tyler King Decision (unanimous) CES 28: Hawn vs. Loffer March 13, 2015 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Fought at Heavyweight
Win 7–1 (1) Mark Griffin Submission (armbar) Bellator 123 September 5, 2014 1 0:37 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 6–1 (1) Liam McGeary KO (punch) Bellator 118 May 2, 2014 1 0:22 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 6–0 (1) Ryan McCurdy Decision (unanimous) Bellator 107 November 8, 2013 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
NC 5–0 (1) Jeff Nader No contest Bellator 98 September 7, 2013 1 1:30 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Mucitelli inadvertently poked Nader in the eye.[10]
Win 5–0 Brent Dillingham Submission (armbar) Bellator 93 March 21, 2013 1 2:48 Lewiston, Maine, United States
Win 4–0 Matt Uhde Submission (armbar) Bellator 81 November 16, 2012 1 0:26 Kingston, Rhode Island, United States 210 lb catchweight bout.[7]
Win 3–0 Matt Van Buren Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 73 August 24, 2012 1 3:01 Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, United States
Win 2–0 Eddie Hardison Submission (rear-naked choke) MF - Matrix Fights 6 July 13, 2012 1 1:54 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 1–0 Steve Skrzat TKO (doctor stoppage) CES MMA - Cage of Horrors October 22, 2010 1 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Mucitelli's profile". Tapology.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kyle Nagel (March 14, 2013). "Fight Path: Bellator 93's Mike Mucitelli and his accidental path to MMA". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Staff (August 20, 2012). "With champ Curran out, 'Pitbull' pulled from Bellator 73, Van Buren-Mucitelli to main card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Steven Marrocco (August 24, 2012). "Bellator 73 results: Vegh stops Wiuff; Galvão takes Season 6 bantamweight crown". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Ben Fowlkes (December 2, 2012). "The banning of Dan McGuane". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Khurram Aziz (November 12, 2012). "Convicted killer Dan McGuane pulled from Bellator 81". Bleacherreport.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Seth Falvo. "Exclusive: Bellator's Mike Mucitelli discusses Dan McGuane controversy, bullies, and 'attacking to win'". Cagepotato.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Brian Knapp (November 16, 2012). "Marcin Held, Dave Jansen punch tickets to lightweight final at Bellator 81". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Brian Knapp (March 22, 2013). "Dave Jansen decisions Marcin Held at Bellator 93, wins Bellator's season 7 lightweight tournament". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Brian Knapp (September 7, 2013). "Alexander Shlemenko retains middleweight crown, outlasts Brett Cooper at Bellator 98". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Brian Knapp (November 8, 2013). "Cheick Kongo, Joe Warren, Brennan Ward land tournament titles at Bellator 107". Sherdog.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bellator 118 results: Joe Warren rallies to win interim title fight with Rafael Silva". mmajunkie.com. May 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bellator 123 results: 'Pitbull' Freire gets revenge, takes title from Pat Curran". mmajunkie.com. September 5, 2014.