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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.

BiographyEdit

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

Mike made his UFC debut at UFC 95. There he defeated Neil Grove after applying a heel hook, Grove refused to tap until his knee popped out of the socket. Mike won the fight in the first round.

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.[1] Ciesnolevicz lost by TKO.

MMA RecordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss Poland flag Tomasz Drwal TKO (Punches) UFC: The Ultimate Finale 9 6/20/2009 1 4:48 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Catch weight @ 208 lbs.
Win South Africa flag Neil Grove Submission (Heel Hook) UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson 2/20/2009 1 1:03 United Kingdom flag London, England UFC and Heavyweight Debut
Win United States flag Derek Mehman Submission (Guillotine Choke) Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny 12/11/2008 1 1:46 United States flag Moline, Illinois, USA
Win United States flag Matt Andersen TKO (Strikes) Extreme Challenge 100 6/28/2008 1 2:44 United States flag Iowa, USA
Win United States flag Andrew Force Submission (Guillotine Choke) Courage Fighting Championships 12 6/27/2008 1 2:20 United States flag Decatur, Illinois, USA
No Contest United States flag Carmelo Marrero No Contest (Accidental Headbutt) IFL - New Jersey 4/4/2008 1 1:37 United States flag East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Loss Brazil flag Andre Gusmao KO (Knee) IFL - 2007 Team Championship Final 9/20/2007 1 0:53 United States flag Hollywood, Florida, USA
Win United States flag Alex Schoenauer Decision (split) IFL - 2007 Semifinals 8/2/2007 3 4:00 United States flag East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Win United States flag Adam Maciejewski KO (Punches) IFL - Chicago 5/19/2007 2 2:16 United States flag Chicago, Illinois, USA
Win United States flag Alex Schoenauer Decision (Split) IFL -Houston 2/2/2007 3 4:00 United States flag Houston, Texas, USA
Win United States flag Aaron Stark TKO (Punch) IFL - Championship Final 12/29/2006 3 1:03 United States flag Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Win Canada flag Brent Beauparlant Submission (Guillotine Choke) IFL - World Championship Semifinals 11/2/2006 1 2:31 United States flag Portland, Oregon, USA
Loss Brazil flag Andre Gusmao KO (Punch) IFL - Gracie vs. Miletich 9/23/2006 2 1:01 United States flag Moline, Illinois, USA
Win United States flag Rashad Brooks Submission (Keylock) Extreme Challenge 69 7/22/2006 1 1:09 United States flag Davenport, Iowa, USA
Loss United States flag Reese Andy Decision (Split) IFL - Championship 2006 6/3/2006 3 4:00 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win United States flag Rich Weeks TKO (Injury) Courage Fighting Championships 5 4/29/2006 1 0:19 United States flag Decatur, Illinois, USA
Win United States flag Rich Weeks TKO (Punch) Courage Fighting Championships 5 4/29/2006 1 0:56 United States flag Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Win United States flag Kevin Nesius TKO Title Fighting Championships 1 4/21/2006 1 Canada flag Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win United States flag Brian Ryan Decision (Split) Alaska Fighting Championship 16 10/19/2005 3 5:00 United States flag Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Win United States flag Bobby Garrits Decision (Unanimous) Madtown Throwdown 5 10/15/2005 3 5:00 United States flag Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States flag Todd Going Submission (Guillotine Choke) Reality Fighting 7 10/16/2004 2 0:17 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win United States flag Romeo Grey TKO (Referee Stoppage) Reality Fighting 5 11/1/2003 1 1:23 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

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