Cristian Ristea

Cristian Ristea (born February 9, 1992)[1] is a Romanian professional kickboxer, currently competing in the heavyweight division.

Romanian professional kickboxer (born 1992)
Cristian Ristea
Born Cristian Ristea
(1992-02-09) February 9, 1992 (age 29)
Găești, Romania
Other names The Gladiator
Nationality Romanian
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb; 16.1 st)
Style Kickboxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Bucharest, Romania
Trainer Cezar Gheorghe
Years active 2009 – present
Kickboxing record
Total 60
Wins 40
By knockout 8
Losses 20
By knockout 11
Draws 0
last updated on: November 19, 2021

He is ranked the #2 light heavyweight in the world by Enfusion Live. As of May 2020, Ristea is ranked the #5 heavyweight in the world by Enfusion Live.[2]

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Ristea fought Florent Kaouachi for the vacant ISKA World Heavyweight K1 title.[3] Kaouachi won the fight by a fourth round TKO.[4]

He fought Vladimir Toktasynov during the OSS Fighter 4 event. Ristea won the fight by a unanimous decision.[5]

Ristea fought Jürgen Dolch during Mix Kombat 5.[6] He won the fight by TKO, after knocking Dolch down three times in the first round.[7]

Ristea took part in the 2020 OSS Fighters Heavyweight tournament.[8] In the quarter finals he knocked Thomas Froschauer out with a right hook. In the semifinals he defeated Marco Pisu by a unanimous decision. Ristea lost the final bout to Fabio Kwasi by a third round TKO.[9][10]

Ristea was scheduled to fight Pavel Zhuravlev at FEA: Reset on March 13, 2021, for the FEA Heavyweight title.[11] However, Zhuravlev pulled out of the fight citing a bicep injury. He was replaced by Kirill Kornilov.[12] Kornilov won the fight by a second-round knockout.[13]

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