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.
|Born||August 28, 1977|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||68 in (170 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Copiague, New York, United States|
Farmingdale, New York, United States
|Team||Renzo Gracie Academy|
|Rank||Second degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
Mixed martial arts 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.
World Extreme CagefightingEdit
In September 2008, he signed with Affliction 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. However, Hominick was replaced by Javier Vazquez. Taurosevicius won by split decision.
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.
Taurosevicius is married.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||17 wins||5 losses|
|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.|
- WEC 46 Spotlight: Deividas Taurosevicius – ProMMA.Info Exclusive Interview prommanow.com
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- "WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson on October 10 in San Antonio, Texas". MMAFrenzy.com. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
- "WEC 43: Henderson vs. Cerrone". wec.tv/index.cfm. 2009-10-10.
- "WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson results". wec.tv/index.cfm. 2010-01-11.
- "WEC officially adds Davis vs. Taurosevicius to WEC 47". 2010-01-21.
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