Modestas Bukauskas (born February 10, 1994) is a Lithuanian-British mixed martial artist who competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the former Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Champion.
|Born||February 10, 1994|
|Other names||The Baltic Gladiator|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||78.0 in (198 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Denham, Buckinghamshire, England|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Bukauskas, a 4-time British Kickboxing Champion compiled a 10–2 record on the UK MMA scene, fighting mostly for the Cage Warriors promotion, where he won the Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship by knocking out 7-time Norwegian national wrestling champion Marthin Hamlet in the fourth round at Cage Warriors 106. He then went on to defend his title at Cage Warriors 111 against Riccardo Nosiglia by knocking Nosiglia out with elbows to the head after Nosiglia tried for a takedown.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Bukauskas was scheduled to face Vinicius Moreira at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige on July 16, 2020. However, Moreira tested positive for COVID-19 on July 3 and was removed from the event. Moreira was replaced by Andreas Michailidis. He won the bout via TKO after Michailidis couldn't get up at the end of the round due to a series of elbows to the side of the head. Bukauskas in the process became the first Lithuanian to win in the UFC. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Bukauskas faced Jimmy Crute on 18 October 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie. He lost the fight via knockout in round one.
Bukauskas faced Michał Oleksiejczuk on March 27, 2021, at UFC 260. He lost a close bout via split decision.
Bukauskas faced Khalil Rountree Jr. on September 4, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 191. He lost the fight via technical knockout in round two after Rountree side kicked his front leg causing an injury.
On October 20, 2021, it was announced that Bukauskas was no longer on the UFC roster.
In his first performance post UFC release, Bukauskas returned from a year layoff due to a knee surgery to defeat Lee Chadwick via unanimous decision on November 4, 2022, at Cage Warriors 145.
Bukauskas faced Chuck Campbell for the vacant Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship on December 31, 2022, at Cage Warriors 148, knocking him out in the fourth round to regain the title.
Return to UFCEdit
Bukauskas faced Tyson Pedro, replacing Zhang Mingyang, on February 12, 2023, at UFC 284. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and achievementsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Cage Warriors
- Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship (Two Time) 
- One successful defense
- Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship (Two Time) 
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Andreas Michailidis 
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|19 matches||14 wins||5 losses|
|Win||14–5||Tyson Pedro||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 284||February 12, 2023||3||5:00||Perth, Australia|
|Win||13–5||Chuck Campbell||KO (punch)||Cage Warriors 148||December 31, 2022||4||0:22||London, England||Won the vacant Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||12–5||Lee Chadwick||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors 145||November 4, 2022||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||11–5||Khalil Rountree Jr.||TKO (leg kick)||UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till||September 4, 2021||2||2:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Michał Oleksiejczuk||Decision (split)||UFC 260||March 27, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Jimmy Crute||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie||October 18, 2020||1||2:01||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||11–2||Andreas Michailidis||TKO (elbows)||UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige||July 16, 2020||1||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||10–2||Riccardo Nosiglia||KO (elbows)||Cage Warriors 111||November 22, 2019||1||3:51||London, England||Defended the Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Marthin Hamlet||TKO (punches)||Cage Warriors 106: Night of Champions||June 29, 2019||4||3:56||London, England||Won the vacant Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||8–2||Marcin Wójcik||TKO (punches)||Cage Warriors 102||March 2, 2019||2||4:09||London, England|
|Win||7–2||Dan Konecke||TKO||FightStar Championship 16||December 15, 2018||1||2:30||London, England||Won the FSC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||6–2||Kristian Lapsley||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 93||April 28, 2018||1||2:39||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Win||5–2||Pelu Adetola||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 92: Super Saturday||March 24, 2018||1||4:10||London, England|
|Loss||4–2||John Redmond||TKO (punches)||Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 77||July 8, 2016||1||1:12||London, England||Middleweight bout.|
|Loss||4–1||Pavel Doroftei||Submission (leg lock)||Ultimate Challenge MMA 47||May 7, 2016||1||0:18||London, England||Light Heavyweight debut; for the UCMMA Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Dave Rintoul||TKO (punches)||Too Much Talent: Fight Night 6||November 28, 2015||1||4:17||Chertsey, England|
|Win||3–0||Kes Mamba||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Challenge MMA 45||November 7, 2015||2||1:03||London, England|
|Win||2–0||Nelson Lima||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Challenge MMA 44||September 5, 2015||2||2:14||London, England|
|Win||1–0||Arvydas Juska||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Challenge MMA 43||May 2, 2015||3||5:00||London, England|
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