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

Kestutis Smirnovas
Born (1976-04-08) April 8, 1976 (age 43)
Šakiai, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14.1 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Fighting out ofLithuania
TeamAudra Gym
RankBlack belt in Judo
Years active2000–2008, 2013-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total33
Wins24
By knockout3
By submission14
By decision6
Unknown1
Losses8
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision1
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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'sEdit

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 accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

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

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
33 matches 24 wins 8 losses
By knockout 3 3
By submission 14 4
By decision 6 1
Unknown 1 0
Draws 1
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

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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