Remigijus Morkevičius

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Remigijus Morkevičius
Born Remigijus Morkevičius
(1982-08-10)10 August 1982
Kaunas, Lithuania
Died 21 December 2016(2016-12-21) (aged 34)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Gunshot
Other names Remyga
Nationality Lithuanian
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg; 10.2 st)
Division Featherweight
Style Kickboxing
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Garliava, Lithuania
Years active 15 (2000-2015)
Kickboxing record
Total 13
Wins 10
By knockout 7
Losses 2
By knockout 2
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 16
By knockout 12
By submission 4
Losses 5
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Remigijus Morkevičius (10 August 1982 – 21 December 2016) was a Lithuanian mixed martial artist and kickboxer. He has fought for the Lithuanian branch of RINGS, ZST, and K-1 World MAX.

Career and biography[edit]

Morkevičius began kickboxing and Muay Thai at age of 14. He started off his career in Lithuania as a kickboxer becoming a national champion in both kickboxing and Muay Thai. He transitioned across to MMA in 2002 defeating Darius Baliulis at a local event. This win led to his being signed by Japanese promotion ZST and he would make a quick impact in Japan, knocking out his first four opponents in brutal fashion (mostly with his trademark knees) and qualifying for the 2004 ZST Grand Prix where he would suffer his first MMA defeat to Marcus Aurélio in the Semi Finals.

Morkevičius would continue to have success with the ZST promotion, bar a couple of submission defeats, culminating in his victory at the 2005 ZST Grand Prix 2 where he defeated Masahiro Oishi by knockout to win the featherweight title. Morkevičius later signed with Hero's where he would becoming increasingly re-involved in the kickboxing world with K-1 MAX.

Morkevičius' first foray into K-1 MAX began at the 2005 K-1 MAX Champions Challenge where he defeated local fighter Yasuhiro Kazuya. Morkevičius would have great initial success, winning his first four fights (including an 8-second stoppage of Shingo Garyu) and earned a shot at qualification for the 2006 K-1 MAX World Final at the 2006 K-1 MAX World Open. He faced legendary Japanese fighter Masato at this event but was unable to qualify, losing instead by technical knockout in the second round. After this defeat his kickboxing career would go on the backburner for a while as he refocused back on MMA.

Morkevičius had mixed success with Hero's, winning 2 and losing 2 before returning to ZST in 2006. Additionally, problems outside of the ring have limited his fighting opportunities as of late. A return to K-1 MAX in 2008 has resulted in varying results, a crushing knockout defeat to Andre Dida.

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Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16-5 Japan Wataru Inatsu KO (punches) ZST 9 - The Battle Field 9 February 18, 2006 1 1:15 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15-5 Japan Katsuhiko Nagata Decision (unanimous) K-1 PREMIUM 2005 Dynamite!! December 31, 2005 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 15-4 Georgia (country) Ramazi Jakharydze KO (head kick) Hero's Lithuania 2005 November 19, 2005 1 N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 14-4 Japan Hiroyuki Takaya TKO (punches) Hero's 3 October 23, 2005 2 4:16 Tokyo, Japan Hero's 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix quarter-final.
Win 14-3 Japan Takehiro Murahama KO (left hook) Hero's 2 July 6, 2005 1 1:14 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13-3 Netherlands Danny van Bergen Submission (armbar) Shooto Lithuania - Chaosas April 7, 2005 1 N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 12-3 Japan Masahiro Oishi KO (punches) ZST Grand Prix 2 - Final Round, Final January 23, 2005 1 3:13 Tokyo, Japan Wins ZST Grand Prix - Final Round.
Win 11-3 Japan Hirotaka Miyakawa KO (knee) ZST Grand Prix 2 - Final Round, Semi Finals January 23, 2005 1 0:48 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10-3 Netherlands Jakob Shaap Submission (triangle choke) Shooto Lithuania - Bushido November 20, 2004 1 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 9-3 Morocco Boulem Belaini KO (knee & punches) ZST Grand Prix 2 - Opening Round November 3, 2004 1 0:05 Tokyo, Japan Qualifies for ZST Grand Prix 2 - Final Round.
Loss 8-3 Japan Naoyuki Kotani Submission (armbar) ZST - Battle Hazard 1 July 4, 2004 1 2:07 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8-2 Japan Hideo Tokoro Submission (triangle choke) ZST 5 - The Battle Field 5 May 5, 2004 1 3:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8-1 Lithuania Artemij Sitenkov Submission (guillotine choke) Shooto Lithuania - Vendetta April 4, 2004 1 1:28 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 7-1 Japan Takahiro Uchiyama KO (punch) ZST - GT-F March 7, 2004 1 1:48 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6-4 Brazil Marcus Aurélio Submission (triangle choke) ZST Grand Prix - Final Round, Semi Finals January 11, 2004 1 2:48 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-0 Japan Takumi Yano KO (slam) ZST Grand Prix - Final Round, Quarter Finals January 11, 2004 1 4:36 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5-0 Netherlands Menno Dijkstra KO (knee) ZST Grand Prix - Opening Round November 23, 2003 1 0:20 Tokyo, Japan Qualifies for ZST Grand Prix - Final Round.
Win 4-0 Japan Atsuhiro Tsuboi KO (knee) ZST 4 - The Battle Field 4 September 7, 2003 1 0:41 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-0 Japan Hideo Tokoro KO (knees) ZST 3 - The Battle Field 3 June 1, 2003 1 2:54 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-0 Japan Atsuhiro Tsuboi KO (knee) ZST 2 - The Battle Field 2 March 9, 2003 2 1:37 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0 Lithuania Darius Balulis Submission (rear-naked choke) RF 2002 - Vol. 2 April 28, 2002 2 1:37 Lithuania

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

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