Deividas Taurosevičius

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Deividas Taurosevičius (born August 28, 1977) is a Lithuanian retired mixed martial artist who last competed in the Featherweight division. A professional competitor from 2002 until 2013, he competed for the WEC, Bellator, the Cage Fury Fighting Championships, and for the New York Pitbulls of the IFL.

Deividas Taurosevičius
Born (1977-08-28) August 28, 1977 (age 44)
Siauliai, Lithuania
Other namesTaurus
NationalityLithuanian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionLightweight
Featherweight
Reach68 in (170 cm)
Fighting out ofCopiague, New York, United States
Farmingdale, New York, United States
TeamRenzo Gracie Academy
Team Panza
Taurus MMA
RankSecond degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2002-2013
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins17
By submission13
By decision4
Losses5
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

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 careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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, which was for the promotion's Lightweight Championship.

World Extreme CagefightingEdit

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]

BellatorEdit

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 lifeEdit

Taurosevicius is married.[7]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 17 wins 5 losses
By knockout 0 0
By submission 13 0
By decision 4 5
Draws 0
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 Return to Featherweight.
Loss 10–3 Ryan Schultz Decision (unanimous) IFL 2007 Team Championship May 16, 2008 5 4:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States For IFL Lightweight Championship.
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 Won the CFFC Lightweight Championship.
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 Lost the Reality Fighting Lightweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Jerome Isip Technical Submission (guillotine choke) RF 11: Reality Fighting 11 February 11, 2006 1 N/A Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the Reality Fighting Lightweight Championship.
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 Lightweight debut.
Loss 0–1 Mike Acosta Decision SF 1: Bragging Rights November 9, 2002 2 5:00 Bayonne, New Jersey, United States Featherweight debut.

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-06-18.

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