Daniel “The Savage Samurai” Ghita was born in Bucharest, Romania on April 22nd in 1981. He has a background in Muay Thai as well as kickboxing and was assigned to protect the Romanian president from 2001 to 2008. He made his professional kickboxing debut in 2004 and in 2009 won the K-1 Grand Prix tournament, then won the It’s Showtime heavyweight title in 2012.
While fighting for GLORY Ghita challenged Rico Verhoeven for the GLORY heavyweight championship but lost a 5 round unanimous decision. Even though he has yet to win a title with GLORY Ghita is still widely recognized as one of the best kickboxers in the world.