MMA is a consistently evolving fight sports activities template. What began as a sequence of tournaments showcasing varied martial arts disciplines and kinds, pitted towards each other to seek out out which was strongest (BJJ), slowly morphed right into a sport dominated by grinding wrestlers. Within the years since, nevertheless, as fighters internationally have tailored their coaching to the number of grappling essential to compete within the Octagon, strikers have surged to the forefront with increasingly more regularity.
As they achieve this, they convey a wealth of recent and extra inventive strategies with them. The calf kick has precipitated a revolution in the way in which fighters goal and take into consideration low kicks. Extra constant use of the jab and a deal with footwork has seen quantity putting shoot by means of the roof. And there’s nonetheless numerous room to develop.
In Romania one artificial his personal try to change the meta-game of blended martial arts. Constantin Florin Danila took on super-heavyweight legend Alexandru ‘Sandu’ Lungu in the primary occasion of Heroes Struggle League 5: Bombers in Mioveni.
Standing 6’ 3” and weighing in at a whopping 331 lbs, Danila introduced all of the creativity with him to the cage, unleashing a barrage of spinning strikes on his unsuspecting opponent. Visibly shaken by a spinning backfist early in spherical 1, Lungu might solely stumble after his twinkle-toed opponent, unable to land even a single strike. Happily for the 48-year-old former PRIDE and Okay-1 competitor, he didn’t need to.
Florin unleashed one backfist too many and pulled up grabbing at his groin and hamstring. After a quick try and name day trip, the referee waved the bout off simply 1:38 into the opening body. You’ll be able to try the entire battle, in all it’s wonderful glory, beneath.
In a super-heavyweight contest, Alexandru Lungu defeats Florin Danila through first spherical TKO, when Danila pulls a muscle after consistently throwing spinning shit. Lungu didn’t land a single punch #Heroes5 pic.twitter.com/HPKNxvp8DC
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A former Judo world champion, Lungu has largely been competing in kickboxing of late—the place he’s at the moment using a six battle successful streak stretching again to 2018. That very same 12 months marked Lungu’s final foray into MMA, the place he picked up a loss to the UFC’s personal Chris Barnett at Highway FC 47 in Beijing, China—adopted shortly afterward by a win through “smother” over a debuting opponent again residence in Romania.
This newest victory brings his file to 18-5 in MMA, with a 16-2 kickboxing file in addition, and his world-class Judo accolades. A triple risk if ever there was one.