Michael David Ciesnolevicz (born October 28, 1979 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He fought for the Quad City Silverbacks of the International Fight League.
Mike was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in Williamstown, Pennsylvania. While growing up, Mike attend high school at Williams Valley High School. Mike competed in baseball, basketball, and football, while taking karate, judo, shootfighting and kickboxing classes. After graduating from high school, Mike enrolled in Lock Haven University. There he graduated with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. While Mike was fighting and training, he was a substitute teacher.
Mixed Martial ArtsEdit
Ciesnolevicz attended Lock Haven University, an NCAA Division I wrestling power, where he walked on to the squad and honed his wrestling skills. While at Lock Haven, Ciesnolevicz was also a member of the University Boxing Club and competed in the (NCBA) National Collegiate Boxing Association. Also during his college years, Ciesnolevicz studied the Russian martial art of Sambo under a former multiple time world medalist. Despite all the training, it wasn’t until he met and began training with Pat Miletich that his mixed martial arts career really began.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
At The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale he fought then light-heavyweight Tomasz Drwal. The bout was changed to a catchweight of 208 lbs after Ciesnolevicz failed to make the 205 pound limit. Ciesnolevicz lost by TKO.
|Professional record breakdown|
|26||17 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||Tomasz Drwal||TKO (Punches)||UFC: The Ultimate Finale 9||6/20/2009||1||4:48||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Catch weight @ 208 lbs.|
|Win||Neil Grove||Submission (Heel Hook)||UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson||2/20/2009||1||1:03||London, England||UFC and Heavyweight Debut|
|Win||Derek Mehman||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny||12/11/2008||1||1:46||Moline, Illinois, USA|
|Win||Matt Andersen||TKO (Strikes)||Extreme Challenge 100||6/28/2008||1||2:44||Iowa, USA|
|Win||Andrew Force||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Courage Fighting Championships 12||6/27/2008||1||2:20||Decatur, Illinois, USA|
|No Contest||Carmelo Marrero||No Contest (Accidental Headbutt)||IFL - New Jersey||4/4/2008||1||1:37||East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA|
|Loss||Andre Gusmao||KO (Knee)||IFL - 2007 Team Championship Final||9/20/2007||1||0:53||Hollywood, Florida, USA|
|Win||Alex Schoenauer||Decision (split)||IFL - 2007 Semifinals||8/2/2007||3||4:00||East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA|
|Win||Adam Maciejewski||KO (Punches)||IFL - Chicago||5/19/2007||2||2:16||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Win||Alex Schoenauer||Decision (Split)||IFL -Houston||2/2/2007||3||4:00||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Win||Aaron Stark||TKO (Punch)||IFL - Championship Final||12/29/2006||3||1:03||Uncasville, Connecticut, USA|
|Win||Brent Beauparlant||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||IFL - World Championship Semifinals||11/2/2006||1||2:31||Portland, Oregon, USA|
|Loss||Andre Gusmao||KO (Punch)||IFL - Gracie vs. Miletich||9/23/2006||2||1:01||Moline, Illinois, USA|
|Win||Rashad Brooks||Submission (Keylock)||Extreme Challenge 69||7/22/2006||1||1:09||Davenport, Iowa, USA|
|Loss||Reese Andy||Decision (Split)||IFL - Championship 2006||6/3/2006||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Win||Rich Weeks||TKO (Injury)||Courage Fighting Championships 5||4/29/2006||1||0:19||Decatur, Illinois, USA|
|Win||Rich Weeks||TKO (Punch)||Courage Fighting Championships 5||4/29/2006||1||0:56||Des Moines, Iowa, USA|
|Win||Kevin Nesius||TKO||Title Fighting Championships 1||4/21/2006||1||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||Brian Ryan||Decision (Split)||Alaska Fighting Championship 16||10/19/2005||3||5:00||Anchorage, Alaska, USA|
|Win||Bobby Garrits||Decision (Unanimous)||Madtown Throwdown 5||10/15/2005||3||5:00||Madison, Wisconsin, USA|
|Win||Todd Going||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Reality Fighting 7||10/16/2004||2||0:17||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Win||Romeo Grey||TKO (Referee Stoppage)||Reality Fighting 5||11/1/2003||1||1:23||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|