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Pedro Rizzo

Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo

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  • Name: Pedro Rizzo
  • MMA Record: 20-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Rock
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 41 | Date of Birth: 1974.05.03
  • Last Fight: September 12, 2015 in FTF
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 243.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Ruas Vale Tudo
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $70,000 USD
  • Born: Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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A Brazilian Vale Tudo fighter to the core, Pedro Rizzo earned his nickname, “The Rock,” due to his iron chin and powerful strikes. Rizzo debuted for the UFC in 1998 with a perfect 5-0 record and promptly defeated Tank Abbott, Mark Coleman, Tra Telligman, and Tsuyoshi Kohsaka en route to challenging for the heavyweight title in 2000. Rizzo lost that fight to Kevin Randleman, and went on to lose both of his subsequent attempts at gaining the belt against Randy Couture, but he remains one of the most respected heavyweight legends of the sport.


A powerful striker, Rizzo has knocked out top heavyweights such as Dan Severn, Andrei Arlovski, and Jeff Monson during his career. He also possesses a knockout win over Josh Barnett, a feat which is exceedingly hard to accomplish. Known as much for his punishing leg kicks as for his punches, in multiple interviews UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture said that he still bears a knot in his quadriceps from one of his battles with Rizzo from 2001.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:08 PM ET
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Pedro Rizzo MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Pe Andrew Flores Smith
19-11-0 14-8-0

Br Face to Face 12
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.09.12
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Travis Fulton Face to Face 12 2015.09.12
Reason: Fulton Illness
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Satoshi Ishii
19-10-0 7-2-1

Jp IGF GENOME 26
Main Card | Heavyweight | 120 kg

2013.05.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:24 Round 1 of 3

Ru Fedor Emelianenko
19-9-0 33-4-0

Ru M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.06.21
Odds: +700 (Huge Underdog) | Weigh-In: 243.5 lbs (110.4 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout Tim Sylvia ProElite 2 2011.11.05
Reason: Rizzo Arm Injury
Win | KO/TKO
3:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Ken Shamrock
18-9-0 27-13-2

Au Impact FC 2: The Uprising - Sydney
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.07.17
Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs (110.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Us Gary Goodridge

Us Regional

2010.05.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Jeff Monson

Br Bitetti Combat

2009.09.12
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Nl Gilbert Yvel

Us Fight Force International

2009.06.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
1:44 Round 2 of 3, 6:44 Total

Us Josh Barnett
16-7-0 25-5-0

Us Affliction 1: Banned
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.07.19
Odds: +301 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 Base | Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs (109.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jeff Monson

Us Texas Regional

2007.09.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Justin Eilers

Us Texas Regional

2007.03.09
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:25 Round 1 of 3

Ru Roman Zentsov
14-6-0 11-10-0

Jp Pride 31: Unbreakable
Main Card | Heavyweight

2006.02.26
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 245.0 lbs (111.1 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:02 Round 1 of 3

Ru Sergei Kharitonov
14-5-0 10-1-0

Jp Pride Critical Countdown 2005
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.06.26
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ricco Rodriguez
13-5-0 14-3-0

Us UFC 45: Revolution
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.11.21
Weigh-In: 243.5 lbs (110.4 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
4:24 Round 2 of 3, 9:24 Total

Us Tra Telligman
12-5-0 7-3-1

Us UFC 43: Meltdown
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.06.06
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 231.0 lbs (104.8 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

By Vladimir Matyushenko
12-4-0 12-2-0

Us UFC 41: Onslaught
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.02.28
Odds: +100 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 230.0 lbs (104.3 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Gan McGee
12-3-0 10-1-0

Us UFC 39: The Warriors Return
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.09.27
Weigh-In: 246.0 lbs (111.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 3 of 3, 11:45 Total

By Andrei Arlovski
11-3-0 4-2-0

Us UFC 36: Worlds Collide
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.03.22
Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs (107.5 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:38 Round 3 of 5, 11:38 Total

Us Randy Couture
11-2-0 9-3-0

Us UFC 34: High Voltage
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2001.11.02
Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Randy Couture
11-1-0 8-3-0

Us UFC 31: Locked and Loaded
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2001.05.04
Weigh-In: 230.0 lbs (104.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#78 Greatest Fight of All Time
#18 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:21 Round 2 of 3, 9:21 Total

Us Josh Barnett
10-1-0 10-0-0

Us UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.02.23
Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs (106.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#92 Greatest Knockout of All Time
Win | Submission | Punches
1:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Dan Severn
9-1-0 41-4-3

Us UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz
Main Event | Heavyweight

2000.09.22
Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs (107.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Kevin Randleman
9-0-0 8-3-0

Us UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight

2000.06.09
Weigh-In: 232.0 lbs (105.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:12 Round 3 of 3, 11:12 Total

Jp Tsuyoshi Kosaka
8-0-0 15-8-1

Jp UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.11.19
Weigh-In: 233.0 lbs (105.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:30 Round 1 of 1

Us Tra Telligman
7-0-0 6-1-1

Us UFC 20: Battle for the Gold
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.05.07
Weigh-In: 233.0 lbs (105.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Split
1 Round

Us Mark Coleman
6-0-0 6-2-0

Us UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.01.08
Weigh-In: 229.0 lbs (103.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
8:07 Round 1 of 1

Us David Abbott
5-0-0 8-6-0

Br UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.10.16
Weigh-In: 228.0 lbs (103.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission

Us Richard Heard

Br Sao Paulo Regional

1997.01.19
Win | KO/TKO
6:30 Round 1 of 1

Us Vernon White
1-0-0 8-17-1

Br World Vale Tudo Championship 2
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1996.11.10
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:18 Round 1 of 1

Michael Tielrooy
1-0-0 1-1-0

Br World Vale Tudo Championship 2
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1996.11.10
Win | Submission | Punches
1:49 Round 1 of 1

Nicholas Hill
1-0-0 0-0-0

Br World Vale Tudo Championship 2
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.11.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Eric Labaille

Nl Netherlands Regional

1996.10.26

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