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Constantin “Lioncrusher” Rusu

Weight Limit
168.65 LBS / 76.5 KG
5'10" FT / 180 CM
30 Y
RLC Army

About Constantin Rusu

Constantin Rusu was born into a family that worked in the agriculture industry, but he knew that he was always meant for something else.

Born and raised in the agricultural city of Soroca, Moldova, working the lands have always been the way of life for Rusu’s mother and father. The “Lioncrusher” appeared to be following in his parents’ footsteps. However, he was searching for something more.

Rusu found it in the world of kickboxing. After being introduced to the striking art at age 16, he fell in love with it and devoted himself to the sport. Working with coach Sasha Petcoglo over at Lion Fight Academy, he turned pro in 2016 and became one of the most fearsome kickboxers in the Eastern European scene.

After an up-and-down start to his career, Rusu would win 19 of his next 21 bouts against quality competition, which includes two-time WBC Muay Thai World Champion Cheick Sidibé.

That stretch got him onto ONE Championship’s radar, and he defeated Marouan Toutouh via unanimous decision in his promotional debut in June 2022. He followed that up with an impressive win over former ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title challenger Islam Murtazaev in a fight where he stepped up on two weeks’ notice.

Now, he looks to put himself into the World Championship mix when he takes on Bogdan Shumarov at ONE Fight Night 12 on Prime Video on July 14!

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
R3 (1:33)
R3 (1:33)
R3 (1:33) Bogdan_Shumarov avatar 500x345 2
Bogdan Shumarov
Bulgaria Jul 14, 2023
ONE Fight Night 12: Superlek vs. Khalilov on Prime Video
Jul 14, 2023
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (3:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (3:00)
R3 (3:00) Islam_Murtazaev avatar 500x345 2
Islam Murtazaev
Russia Oct 21, 2022
ONE 162: Zhang vs. Di Bella
Oct 21, 2022
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (3:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (3:00)
R3 (3:00) Marouan_Toutouh avatar 500x345 2
Marouan Toutouh
Morocco / Netherlands
Morocco / Netherlands Jun 3, 2022
ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen
Jun 3, 2022

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