Modestas Bukauskas

Lithuania

Out
Injury Nose
Est. Return 3/4/2022
Suffers nasal fracture
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 8, 2021
Bukauskas is facing a six-month medical suspension, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Bukauskas was destroyed by Khalil Rountree last weekend. He suffered a nasal fracture and will need it cleared if he wants to fight agains before early March.
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No-shows loss in Vegas
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 4, 2021
Bukauskas lost to Khalil Rountree via TKO (kick) at 2:30 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This fight lasted exactly seven and a half minutes, and Bukauskas spent the entirety of it serving as a punching bag for Rountree. Bukauskas will never be mistaken for Jon Jones at 205 pounds, but he looked suspiciously terrible in this one. The 27-year-old is a knockout artist with a limited offensive arsenal, but it's difficult to stop your opposition when you can't defend yourself. The lone positive for Bukauskas is that he ate few dozen shots that would have stopped any mere mortal before a kick from Rountree to his lead leg sent him tumbling over in pain and immediately ended his evening. Bukauskas has been a colossal disappointment in the UFC, dropping three fights in a row after a knockout win to begin his run. There's no guarantee he gets another chance.
Gets Rountree in September
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
June 16, 2021
Bukauskas will take on Khalil Rountree in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC event Sept. 4, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Bukauskas was most recently in the Octagon back in late March when he fell to Michal Oleksiejczuk via split decision. That comes after he was knocked out back in October against Jimmy Crute. Rountree will be coming in off a devastating loss to Marcin Prachnio.
Drops questionable judges decision
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
March 27, 2021
Bukauskas lost to Michal Oleksiejczuk via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 260 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's an extremely disappointing result for Bukauskas in a fight in which he appeared to do enough over the course of the first ten minutes to earn the decision. While Bukauskas lander the harder, cleaner strikes, it was Oleksiejczuk who continued to push the pace and this is the type of risk you take if you allow a fight to see the final bell. Time is on Bukauskas' side given the fact he turned just 27 years of age this past February, but he has now lost back-to-back fights and will need to win his next time out in order to ensure his job is not on the line.
Slated for March 27 fight
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
January 15, 2021
Bukauskas will square off against Michal Oleksiejczuk on March 27, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
After a solid showing in his UFC debut versus Andreas Michailidis, Bukauskas lasted just over two minutes before falling via KO/TKO (punches) to Jimmy Crute in October. Next up on the docket is Oleksiejczuk, who is also coming off of a loss to Crute and sports just a 2-3-0 record since joining the UFC. Bukuskas owns significant advantages in height (three inches) and reach (four inches), so look for him to try to keep the fight at a distance.
Gets demolished early
Light HeavyweightUFC
Out
October 17, 2020
Bukauskas lost to Jimmy Crute via KO (punches) at 2:01 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Bukauskas generally showcases good movement and came into this fight with a four-inch reach advantage but started throwing the kicks without setting them up, which allowed Crute to demolish him with a clean overhand right. The Lithuanian fighter has some real skills he can put to work in this division, but seemed unprepared for the power of his opponent in this one, resulting in the loss. Bukauskas falls to 11-3 in professional MMA.