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"The Rock"

19-11-0

Pedro Rizzo

Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo

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  • Name: Pedro Rizzo
  • Professional MMA Record: 19-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Rock
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1974.05.03
  • Last Fight: May 26, 2013 in IGF
  • 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
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Satoshi Ishii

IGF GENOME 26
Main Card | Heavyweight | 120 kg

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

Fedor Emelianenko
Ref: Yuji Shimada

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

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

Ken Shamrock
Ref: John McCarthy

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

2010.07.17
Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Gary Goodridge

Regional

2010.05.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jeff Monson

Bitetti Combat

2009.09.12
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Gilbert Yvel

Fight Force International

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

Josh Barnett
Ref: Herb Dean

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
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jeff Monson

Texas Regional

2007.09.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Justin Eilers

Texas Regional

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

Roman Zentsov
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro

Pride 31: Unbreakable
Main Card | Heavyweight

2006.02.26
Odds: -260 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 245.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:02 Round 1 of 3

Sergei Kharitonov
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga

Pride Critical Countdown 2005
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.06.26
Odds: +150 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ricco Rodriguez
Ref: Larry Landless

UFC 45: Revolution
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.11.21
Weigh-In: 243.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
4:24 Round 2 of 3, 9:24 Total

Tra Telligman
Ref: Larry Landless

UFC 43: Meltdown
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.06.06
Odds: -170 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 231.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Vladimir Matyushenko
Ref: Larry Landless

UFC 41: Onslaught
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.02.28
Odds: +100 Near Even | Weigh-In: 230.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Gan McGee
Ref: John McCarthy

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

2002.09.27
Weigh-In: 246.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 3 of 3, 11:45 Total

Andrei Arlovski
Ref: Larry Landless

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

2002.03.22
Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:38 Round 3 of 5, 11:38 Total

Randy Couture
Ref: John McCarthy

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

2001.11.02
Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Randy Couture
Ref: John McCarthy

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

2001.05.04
Weigh-In: 230.0 lbs
#80 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

Josh Barnett
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.02.23
Odds: -650 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs
#92 Greatest Knockout of All Time
Win | Submission | Punches
1:33 Round 1 of 3

Dan Severn
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz
Main Event | Heavyweight

2000.09.22
Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Kevin Randleman
Ref: John McCarthy

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

2000.06.09
Weigh-In: 232.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:12 Round 3 of 3, 11:12 Total

Tsuyoshi Kosaka
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.11.19
Weigh-In: 233.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:30 Round 1 of 1

Tra Telligman
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 20: Battle for the Gold
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.05.07
Weigh-In: 233.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
1 Round

Mark Coleman
Ref: John McCarthy

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

1999.01.08
Weigh-In: 229.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
8:07 Round 1 of 1

David Abbott
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.10.16
Weigh-In: 228.0 lbs
Win | Submission

Richard Heard

WVC 3

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

Vernon White

World Vale Tudo Championship 2
Main Event | Tournament Finals

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

Michael Tielrooy

World Vale Tudo Championship 2
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

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

Nicholas Hill

World Vale Tudo Championship 2
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.11.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Eric Labaille

IMA

1996.10.26

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