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NICOLAE NEGUMEREANU

AGE

24

RECORD

9-1-0

REACH

74”

HEIGHT

6'1"

WEIGHT

205LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

KORONA SPORTS CENTRE

HOMETOWN

BRASOV, ROMANIA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 147 – VS SAPARBEK SAFAROV

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Safarov takes the center and starts walking Negumereanu down. Negumereanu comes over the top with the right hand, just misses. Safarov explodes with the punches and lands a big left hook! Safarov follows the attack with the clinch against the fence. Safarov is the aggressor early. 1st min in, Negumereanu is defending against the fence. Both fighters exchange knees in the clinch. Nice shoulder bump from Safarov. Safarov drops his levels and starts working for a takedown. Negumereanu shoots for a kimura! Safarov defends and ends up on top after the scramble. Safarov is in the guard position. Safarov is busy with the short punches. Halfway in, Big elbow lands for Safarov! Safarov is putting strong pressure on Negumereanu. Negumereanu has a hard time escaping. Negumereanu shoots for the heel hook! Safarov is grabbing the fence. The referee warns him a couple of times! Safarov escapes from the submission and jumps into the side control. The referee stops the fight to take the point out of Safarov. Fighters are in the center. Hard step in left hook lands for Safarov! Negumereanu absorbs the shot well. 1 min to go, Negumereanu has a hard time timing his attacks. He moves in and eats a double right hand! Safarov is outboxing Negumereanu. He moves forward and initiates the clinch against the cage. Negumereanu separates and starts moving on the outside. 10-9 Safarov  

Rd 2 – Safarov takes the center. Negumereanu moves forward with the right hand and runs into the hard left from Safarov! Stiff jab lands for Safarov. He is timing the counter attacks well. Negumereanu is moving on the outside. 1st min in, Safarov moves in and lands a piston left straight! Negumereanu is looking hurt! His legs are not stable! Safarov continues with the pressure. Negumereanu explodes and lands a right hand! Big uppercut lands for Negumereanu! Safarov level changes and slams Negumereanu down with a power double. Safarov explodes with brutal elbows from the top. Negumereanu shoots for another heel hook! Safarov defends once again and jumps into the guard position. Halfway in, Safarov is tiring Negumereanu out. He is landing nice short right hands. Safarov is looking strong. Negumereanu scrambles from the bottom but fails to find his way up. Safarov is breathing heavily. He is landing nasty ground and pound! 1 min to go, He is looking much improved in this fight. He steps into the half guard position. Safarov postures and lands a couple of hard hammer fists! Big elbows lands for Safarov! Negumereanu is in trouble! Safarov steps into the mount position and starts unloading on Negumereanu! Negumereanu is all bloody! Negumereanu is in the survival mode! 10-9 Safarov

Rd 3 –Safarov immediately takes the center and continues with the pressure. Negumereanu is looking exhausted. Safarov is looking to explode with the punches. Stiff left hook lands for Safarov. Safarov dives for a takedown against the cage. Negumereanu is trying to defend. Safarov trips Negumereanu down and takes the guard position. 1st min in, Safarov is trying to create some space for the ground and pound. Hard left hand lands for Safarov! He is dominating the fight so far. His ground and pound is incredible. He moves into the side control position. Safarov is isolating the left arm of Negumereanu. Negumereanu defends the submission. Safarov makes a transition to the guard and starts unloading with the punches! Safarov is demolishing Negumereanu! Halfway in, Negumereanu has no answer in this fight. It is all Safarov. Safarov is constantly busy with the short punches. He is displaying great conditioning. Negumereanu is looking desperate. 1 min to go, Negumereanu is working with the body punches. Big elbow lands for Safarov! Negumereanu is trying to control the posture from the bottom. Negumereanu is looking for a kimura! Safarov is defending well. 10-9 Safarov

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 RXF MMA 32 – VS DAN KONECKE

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (BRABO CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Konecke opens the fight with the front kick. Both fighters are measuring their distance with the kicks. Negumereanu is throwing a lot of faints early. 1st min in, Negumereanu moves forward and eats a right hand. Konecke initiates the clinch. Negumereanu separates and lands a couple of hard right hands! Konecke is not feeling comfortable standing and he shoots for a single leg takedown. Negumereanu shows good wrestling skills and manages to reverse the position. Negumereanu is working for a side control position. He is landing hard elbows to the head and body of Konecke! Konecke has a hard time getting back to his feet. Halfway in, Negumereanu is showing great top control. Konecke scrambles from the bottom but fails to get up. Negumereanu makes a transition to the guard position. Konecke is controlling the posture from the bottom. Negumereanu has a hard time creating some space for his ground and pound. He is exploding with the punches but Konecke is doing a good job blocking them. Negumereanu shoots for the leg lock! Konecke is saved by the bell!! 10-9 Negumereanu

Rd 2 – Negumereanu comes out aggressive and explodes with the overhand right! Konecke moves backwards and eats a hard shot to the body! Konecke dives for a takedown. Negumereanu sees it coming and takes the top position. Negumereanu sees the chance and sets up the brabo choke! The choke is deep!!! Konecke immediately taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

OCTOBER 2018 RXF 31 – VS KALMAN KOVACS

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Negumereanu quickly takes the center of the octagon. Hard leg kick lands for Negumereanu! He is putting strong pressure on Kovacs early. Negumereanu cuts the movement of Kovacs and lands a big right hand! Kovacs clinches and grabs the single leg. Negumereanu shows great takedown defense. 1st min in, Negumereanu takes the back of Kovacs! He puts both hooks in and starts unloading with the right hand! Kovacs is in trouble early! Kovacs rolls to his left but fails to stand back up. Negumereanu is busy landing with the right hand. Negumereanu is putting strong pressure on Kovacs. Kovacs is trying everything to escape but Negumereanu is displaying great grappling skills. He is constantly landing hard hammer fists from the top. Kovacs scrambles from the bottom. Negumereanu sets up the rear-naked choke! It looks tight!!! Kovacs taps out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

10 MATCHES 9 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 6 0
SUBMISSION 3 0
DECISION 0 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Negumereanu is a powerful wrestler with very good grappling skills.
  • Before joining the UFC, Negumereanu was undefeated.
  • He made his UFC debut against Safarov.
  • Negumereanu is a fast starter. He has 5 first round finishes on his record.
  • Negumereanu doesn’t have any specific standup skills. He is mostly setting up his takedowns with the punches.
  • Negumereanu has very good wrestling offense as seen against Konecke and Kovacs. However, his defense was poor against Safarov.
  • On the mat, Negumereanu establishes strong top control as seen against Konecke.
  • He has very good scrambles and submission defense.
  • When he sees the opportunity, he is setting his submissions very quickly as seen against Konecke.
  • Negumereanu got demolished by Safarov on the mat. He had a hard time controlling the posture from the bottom.