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.[1]


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[citation needed]. 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[citation needed].

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[citation needed].

Kraniotakes' 15th fight took place July 9, at Cage Warriors 43 against English fighter Dave Keeley who outweighed him by 22 pounds[citation needed]. 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.[2] Winning via submission in the first round.

He faced Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Mike Hayes for the vacant Cage Warriors Fighting Championship heavyweight title on March 16, 2012.[3]

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.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Kickboxing record

Kickboxing Record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15-6 Czech Republic Lubos Rauser Submission (rear-naked choke) MMAA Arena 02012-09-30September 30, 2012 1 2:25 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 14-6 Poland
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Dawid Baziak
Submission (rear-naked choke) TFS: Mix Fight Gala 13 02012-09-01September 1, 2012 2 3:40 Frankfurt, Germany
Loss 13-6 United States Mike Hayes Submission (kimura) CWFC: Fight Night 4 02012-03-16March 16, 2012 3 4:20 Dubai, United Arab Emirates For vacant CWFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 13-5 Ukraine Dmitry Poberezhets Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 46 02012-02-23February 23, 2012 1 3:27 Kiev, Ukraine
Loss 12-5 United States Tim Sylvia Decision (unanimous) ProElite: Big Guns 02011-11-05November 5, 2011 3 5:00 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 12-4 Georgia (country) David Shvelidze Submission (punches) Superior FC 5: Germany vs. Georgia 02011-09-17September 17, 2011 1 2:51 Karlsruhe, Germany
Win 11-4 England Dave Keeley Submission (armbar) Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 43 02011-07-09July 9, 2011 1 3:48 Kentish Town, North London, England
Win 10-4 England Jay Mortimore TKO (punches) CWFC: Fight Night 1 02011-06-16June 16, 2011 1 4:14 Amman, Jordan
Loss 9-4 Croatia Ajlin Ahmic Submission (armbar) WFC 13: Heavy Hitters 02011-04-17April 17, 2011 2 4:33 Belgrade, Serbia
Win 9-3 Lithuania Arunas Vilius KO (knee to the body) SFC 3: MMA Fight Night 02011-03-05March 5, 2011 1 1:06 Gießen, Germany
Win 8-3 Germany Thorsten Kronz Submission (reverse triangle choke) TFS: Mix Fight Gala 11 02010-11-27November 27, 2010 1 3:24 Sindelfingen, Germany
Loss 7-3 Germany Bjorn Schmiedeberg Decision (unanimous) Respect Fighting Championship 4 02010-09-11September 11, 2010 5 5:00 Herne, Germany
Loss 7-2 Austria Gerald Turek KO (punches) WFC 10: Night of Champions 02010-03-27March 27, 2010 1 0:10 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Win 7-1 Austria Nandor Guelmino TKO (punches) WFC 9: Restart 02009-12-20December 20, 2009 1 3:37 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Win 6-1 Germany Waldemar Giesbrecht TKO (punches) OC: Cage Fight Night 5 02009-10-02October 2, 2009 1 1:45 Bielefeld, Germany
Loss 5-1 Germany Jerry Otto Decision (unanimous) La Onda: It's Showtime 02008-10-19October 19, 2008 2 5:00 Magdeburg, Germany
Win 5-0 Germany Lars Klug TKO (punches) Outsider Cup 10 02008-03-29March 29, 2008 1 2:22 Mühlheim[disambiguation needed], Germany
Win 4-0 Germany Alexander Stefanovic TKO (punches) Outsider Cup 9 02008-03-29March 29, 2008 1 1:17 Bielefeld, Germany
Win 3-0 France Kevin Pohie TKO (punches) Outsider Cup 8 02008-03-29March 29, 2008 1 1:41 Bad Salzuflen, Germany
Win 2-0 Germany Andreas Paulus TKO (corner stoppage) EBMAS: German Championships 02005-07-16July 16, 2005 2 1:32 Neuwied, Germany EBMAS 2005 German Championships Heavyweight Final.
Win 1-0 Germany Attila Attila TKO (punches) EBMAS: German Championships 02005-07-16July 16, 2005 2 1:55 Neuwied, Germany EBMAS 2005 German Championships Heavyweight Semifinal.


Andreas Kraniotakes appeared in the EA Sports game EA Sports MMA.


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