There was a bizarre fight between two super heavyweight fighters in Romania this week.
The world of MMA is filled with interesting characters and sometimes even more interesting matchups. When the UFC was first created the fighters involved differed in size, skill, backgrounds, and pretty much everything else. The unpredictability of those crazy matchups in the early days is what drew many fans to the new sport. Over the years weight classes, regulations, rules, and more have brought the sport from the wild, no-rules format to the organized mixed martial arts that we know today. The UFC, Bellator, PFL, and more notable organizations all seem to fit into a mold, however, there are still some promotions out there that are a bit unconventional.
In Romania, a pair of unlikely competitors met in a cage to fight it out. Constantin Florin Danila, an 0-2 MMA fighter took on the talented judoka and kickboxer turned MMA fighter, super-heavyweight Alexandru ‘Sandu’ Lungu in the main event of Heroes Fight League 5: Bombers. Danila came into the bout weighing 331 lbs and began spinning around furiously. He threw several spinning backfists and clearly had his opponent confused. He seemed to have been doing well and hit Lungu with one that stunned him. Throughout the entire first round, Lungu did not land a single strike on the tornado spinning Danila.
Watch the entire fight here, courtesy of @Grabaka_Hitman on Twitter
In a super-heavyweight contest, Alexandru Lungu defeats Florin Danila via first round TKO, when Danila pulls a muscle after constantly throwing spinning shit. Lungu did not land a single punch #Heroes5 pic.twitter.com/HPKNxvp8DC
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 16, 2022
It seems the nature of Danila’s plan was a bit too much for him as he pulled a muscle in the first round and attempted to call a time-out. The referee stopped the contest and Lungu was named the winner by TKO without ever landing a strike. Lungu’s MMA record is now at 19-5. The 48-year-old former PRIDE fighter was able to outlast the craziness from his opponent and found himself with his hand raised at the end of it all.