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"Batman"

16-7-0

Kurt Pellegrino

Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino

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  • Given Name: Kurt Joseph Pellegrino
  • Professional MMA Record: 16-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Batman
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1979.05.07
  • Last Fight: November 26, 2011 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Pellegrino MMA
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $252,000 USD
  • Born: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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After defeating respected veteran Mac Danzig in his first professional fight in 2002, fans from the New Jersey area knew big things were in store for “Batman.” Though Pellegrino went on to lose his debut fight in the UFC in 2006, he has recently put together a streak of wins over some of the best lightweights in the world, including Thiago Tavares and Josh Neer, establishing himself as one of the top fighters in the UFC lightweight division. The newfound acclaim also forced a step up in competition to the division's elite levels, and Pellegrino dropped back-to-back contests at UFCs 116 and 128 to George Sotiropoulos and Gleison Tibau, respectively.


In addition to an improved striking game, Pellegrino is one of the most accomplished and aggressive wrestlers in the division, often wearing his opponents down en route to a submission finish or a Unanimous Decision victory. He has a high work rate, a good ability to grind late in fights, and always looks like there is nowhere he would rather be than in the cage.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:06 PM ET
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Kurt Pellegrino MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Saul Almeida Bellator 108 2013.11.15
Reason: Pellegrino Injury
Cancelled Bout Marcin Held Bellator 68 2012.05.11
Reason: Pellegrino Knee Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:50 Round 1 of 3
Patricky Freire
Ref: Kevin McDonald
Bellator 59
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.11.26
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Gleison Tibau
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.03.19
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
George Sotiropoulos
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.07.03
Odds: +145 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Eminem - Not Afraid
Win | Submission | Choke
4:20 Round 2 of 3, 9:20 Total
Fabricio Camoes
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.03.27
Odds: -206 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#42 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC 111 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Frankie Edgar TUF 10 Finale 2009.12.05
Reason: Pellegrino Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Josh Neer
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 101: Declaration
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.08.08
Odds: +185 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:14 Round 2 of 3, 8:14 Total
Rob Emerson
Ref: Jorge Ortiz
UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.02.07
Odds: -221 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Thiago Tavares
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 88: Breakthrough
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.09.06
Odds: +221 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $84,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
UFC 88 Fight of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:06 Round 2 of 3, 8:06 Total
Nate Diaz
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.04.02
Odds: +126 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
#26 Greatest Submission of All Time
UFC Fight Night 13 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:55 Round 2 of 3, 6:55 Total
Alberto Crane
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.01.23
Odds: -320 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Joe Stevenson
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 74: Respect
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.08.25
Odds: +240 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Wander Braga UFC UFN 9 2007.04.05
Reason: Braga Withdrew
Win | Submission | Leglock
2:58 Round 1 of 3
Nate Mohr
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 9: Stevenson vs Guillard
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.04.05
Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:04 Round 1 of 3
Júnior Assunção
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 64: Unstoppable
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2006.10.14
Odds: -280 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $4,000 ($2K Base, $2K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Jesse Chilton Absolute Fighting Championship 2006.08.26
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:20 Round 3 of 3, 11:20 Total
Drew Fickett
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2006.07.08
Odds: +140 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $2,000 Base | Weigh-In: 168.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Vadim Kulchitskiy Reality Fighting 2006.02.11
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Kazuki Okubo Euphoria 2005.11.05
Win | Submission | Choke Steve Kinnison Freestyle Combat Challenge 2005.09.24
Win | Submission | Choke Sergey Golyaev Euphoria 2005.05.14
Win | Submission | Choke
3:16 Round 1 of 3
Jay R. Palmer
Ring of Combat 7
Main Event | Vacant Title | 161 lbs | 161 lbs
2004.11.20
Loss | Submission | Choke Satoru Kitaoka Pancrase 2004.07.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous Muhsin Corbbrey Reality Fighting 2004.04.03
Win | Submission | Armlock Jerome Isip Reality Fighting 2003.11.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous Mac Danzig WEC 2002.08.31

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