Andreas Kraniotakes (born 10 December 1981 in Munich) is a German mixed martial artist. He competes in the Heavyweight division in various European Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions. Currently he has a professional record of 15 wins and 6 losses.
Andreas Krantiotakes was born on December 10, 1981 to a Greek father and a German mother. He was the largest-bodied child in his classes. His martial arts training began when he started training in judo at age 12. He remained true to the sport of throws and locks for the next nine years and was very successful as a competitor, winning the Rheinland-Pfalz Judo Championships seven times, the Southern German Judo Championships once as well as placing fifth in the German Judo Championships. Today, he holds the rank of Nikyū (brown belt).
As a certified social education pedagogue, he works with children with a learning disorder. He is also in the process of obtaining his doctor's degree on the subject of martial arts and its effects on society. Because of his appearance and eloquence, Kraniotakes has been used for television appearances and other promotional activity numerous times.
Always looking to advance and progress as a fighter, Big Daddy started training in Western Boxing, Kickboxing and Wing Chun in 2002. As a WT practitioner, he took part in the first ever EBMAS Germany Wing Chun Full Contact Championship in 2005, which was essentially a no holds barred tournament. Big Daddy won the tournament, knocking both of his opponents out in the second round. Hooked on the freedom and the possibilities that came with competing under MMA‐like rules, he intensified his training in MMA and Muay Thai, which he had picked up in 2004.
In his pro MMA career, Kraniotakes has become one of the aces for the Outsider Cup. He fought four times in North Rhine Westfalia’s flagship event, stopping all of his opponents with punches in the first round.
Kraniotakes' 15th fight took place July 9, at Cage Warriors 43 against English fighter Dave Keeley who outweighed him by 22 pounds. He defeated "The Iron Giant" in the first round via Armbar from the mount.
His next fight took place September 17, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Fighting under the Superior FC promotion banner for the second time, the German native fought Georgian Fighter David Shvelidze and won the fight after Shvelidze tapped out due to punches.
He fought Dmitry Poberezhets at Cage Warriors FC 46 on February 23, 2012. Winning via submission in the first round.
On September 1, 2012 Andreas fought Dawid Baziak at Temple Fight School's Mix Fight Gala XIII which took place at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. Kraniotakes won the bout via a second-round rear-naked choke, his sixth professional victory by way of submission.
On October 17, 2011, it was announced that he would replace Pedro Rizzo against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia in the main event of ProElite 2. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
1 Win (0 (T)KO's, 1 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||15 wins||6 losses|
|Win||15-6||Lubos Rauser||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MMAA Arena||September 30, 2012||1||2:25||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Submission (rear-naked choke)||TFS: Mix Fight Gala 13||September 1, 2012||2||3:40||Frankfurt, Germany|
|Loss||13-6||Mike Hayes||Submission (kimura)||CWFC: Fight Night 4||March 16, 2012||3||4:20||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||For vacant CWFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||13-5||Dmitry Poberezhets||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 46||February 23, 2012||1||3:27||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Loss||12-5||Tim Sylvia||Decision (unanimous)||ProElite: Big Guns||November 5, 2011||3||5:00||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Win||12-4||David Shvelidze||Submission (punches)||Superior FC 5: Germany vs. Georgia||September 17, 2011||1||2:51||Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Win||11-4||Dave Keeley||Submission (armbar)||Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 43||July 9, 2011||1||3:48||Kentish Town, North London, England|
|Win||10-4||Jay Mortimore||TKO (punches)||CWFC: Fight Night 1||June 16, 2011||1||4:14||Amman, Jordan|
|Loss||9-4||Ajlin Ahmic||Submission (armbar)||WFC 13: Heavy Hitters||April 17, 2011||2||4:33||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Win||9-3||Arunas Vilius||KO (knee to the body)||SFC 3: MMA Fight Night||March 5, 2011||1||1:06||Gießen, Germany|
|Win||8-3||Thorsten Kronz||Submission (reverse triangle choke)||TFS: Mix Fight Gala 11||November 27, 2010||1||3:24||Sindelfingen, Germany|
|Loss||7-3||Bjorn Schmiedeberg||Decision (unanimous)||Respect Fighting Championship 4||September 11, 2010||5||5:00||Herne, Germany|
|Loss||7-2||Gerald Turek||KO (punches)||WFC 10: Night of Champions||March 27, 2010||1||0:10||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Win||7-1||Nandor Guelmino||TKO (punches)||WFC 9: Restart||December 20, 2009||1||3:37||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Win||6-1||Waldemar Giesbrecht||TKO (punches)||OC: Cage Fight Night 5||October 2, 2009||1||1:45||Bielefeld, Germany|
|Loss||5-1||Jerry Otto||Decision (unanimous)||La Onda: It's Showtime||October 19, 2008||2||5:00||Magdeburg, Germany|
|Win||5-0||Lars Klug||TKO (punches)||Outsider Cup 10||March 29, 2008||1||2:22||Mühlheim[disambiguation needed], Germany|
|Win||4-0||Alexander Stefanovic||TKO (punches)||Outsider Cup 9||March 29, 2008||1||1:17||Bielefeld, Germany|
|Win||3-0||Kevin Pohie||TKO (punches)||Outsider Cup 8||March 29, 2008||1||1:41||Bad Salzuflen, Germany|
|Win||2-0||Andreas Paulus||TKO (corner stoppage)||EBMAS: German Championships||July 16, 2005||2||1:32||Neuwied, Germany||EBMAS 2005 German Championships Heavyweight Final.|
|Win||1-0||Attila Attila||TKO (punches)||EBMAS: German Championships||July 16, 2005||2||1:55||Neuwied, Germany||EBMAS 2005 German Championships Heavyweight Semifinal.|
Andreas Kraniotakes appeared in the EA Sports game EA Sports MMA.
- ↑ Profile Andreas Kraniotakes (2011-04-08).
- ↑ 10 February Tussles Worth Watching. Sherdog.com (2012-02-10).
- ↑ Kraniotakes, Hayes to Vie for Vacant Cage Warriors Heavyweight Title on March 16. Sherdog.com (2012-02-27).
- ↑ Andreas Kraniotakes to Face Tim Sylvia at ProElite 2. MMAfighting.com (2011-10-17).
- Professional MMA record for Andreas Kraniotakes from Sherdog
- Official Andreas Kraniotakes's page
- Andreas Kraniotakes at Myspace.com
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