full name: Iuri Lapicus
fight name: N/A
residence: Milan, Italy
weight division: middleweight
last promotion: ONE Championship
pro MMA record: 14-2-0, 1 NC
Iuri Lapicus was a professional mixed martial artist who fought out of Moldova by way of Milan, Italy. He was 5’9″ and he competed in the middleweight division.
Born in Gura Bicului, Anenii Noi, Moldova, Lapicus is the younger brother of Marin Lapicus. Iuri trained at Team Petrosyan in Milan with Armenian-Italian brothers Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan and Armen Petrosyan.
The last promotion Iuri was signed with was ONE Championship, which is based in Singapore. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In 2004, he started his judo training in Moldova.
- In 2010, he, Marin and their parents moved from Moldova to Italy.
- On May 3, 2014, he made his professional MMA debut at “Milano in the Cage 4” in Lombardy, Italy where he submitted Vitor de Santana via rear-naked choke.
- On November 5, 2016, he submitted Stefano Fasan via rear-naked choke at “Power Nation Fighting Championship: Fight Day Gala” in Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.
- In 2017, he submitted Guido Iaquinta, Ismael Foscarini and Tonci Perusko and knocked out Giovanni Bagnasco.
- In 2018, he defeated Dominik Mitidieri and Vojislav Janicijevic both via technical knockout and submitted Mohamed Salem and Bartolomeo Esposto.
- On February 16, 2019, he defeated Ibrahima Sarr via technical knockout via punches at “PetrosyanMania: Gold Edition” in Monza, Italy.
- On May 17, 2019, he made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” in Kallang, Singapore where he submitted Shannon Wiratchai via rear-naked choke.
- On February 7, 2020, he submitted Marat Gafurov via rear-naked choke at “ONE: Warrior’s Code” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- On October 30, 2020, he lost via technical knockout via punches to Christian Lee at “ONE: Inside the Matrix” in Kallang.
- On April 7, 2021, he defeated Eddie Alvarez at “ONE on TNT 1” in Kallang after the latter was disqualified due to illegal strikes to the back of the head. On April 9, 2021, he told CONAN Daily that he was in the hospital and he was doing fine. On April 26, 2021, his victory over Alvarez was changed to a no contest.
- On August 26, 2022, he was knocked out by Zebaztian Kadestam via punch at “ONE on Prime Video 1” in Kallang, which downgraded his professional MMA record to 14 wins, 2 losses and 1 No Contest.
- On March 17, 2023, he was severely injured after losing control of his motorbike in Pogliano Milanese, Milan and colliding with a car driven by a woman, then 69. A helicopter rushed him to a hospital in Milan where he fell into a coma. On March 20, 2023, he died in the hospital. He was 27.
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