This guy is mightier than Mighty Mo!
Alexandru Lungu started his pro MMA career relatively late – he was already 30 when he faced James “The Colossus” Thompson at Pride 30 in Saitama, Japan. This fight ended with Lungu’s loss via TKO (punches), though the Romanian superheavyweight dropped Thompson with a vicious punch in the opening seconds. Fortunately for combat sports, Lungu didn’t give up and scored his first win almost a year later, in September 2006 at Cage Rage 18 in London over Mark Buchanan via kimura submission.
Today Alexandru Lungu’s record consists of eleven wins and only three losses. He mostly fights in Romania where he’s a real national celebrity. Despite the fact Lungu’s name mostly known in his native country, he’s probably one of the most remarkable superheavyweight fighters. Lungu is not just a huge guy who overwhelms with his weight – he has a strong judo and kickboxing pedigree and is capable of winning a fight by a devastating punch or a sneaky submission.
But when it’s a superheavyweight battle, the crowd still wants to see a hail of shots more than the demonstration of grappling skills. And Lungu is not going to frustrate his Romanian fans – his two latest wins, over Siala-Mou “Mighty Mo” Siliga and Andrzej Kulik consequently, ended with punch technical knockouts, both in the first rounds. Besides, Lungu finished ten of his eleven opponents in the opening round – and that’s just what we all expect from a good superheavyweight fighter, don’t we?