Completed MMA Bout

Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli

Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | Pro MMA

Seth Petruzelli defeats Kimbo Slice via KO/TKO at 0:14 of Round 1

Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli
Kimbo Slice

Petruzelli
KO/TKO
Round 1

Seth Petruzelli Kimbo Slice

"The Silverback"

9-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   3-0-0
Climbed to 10-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 3-1
+358 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -455 (Heavy Favorite)
United States   Nationality   Bahamas
Orlando, Florida   Fighting out of   Miami, Florida
28 years, 10 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   34 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 5 days
205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   234.5 lbs (106.4 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   6'2" (188cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
The Jungle MMA & Fitness   Gym  
EliteXC
  • Bout Information
  • Event: EliteXC: Heat
  • Date: Saturday 10.04.2008
  • Referee: Troy Waugh
  • Venue: BankAtlantic Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Gus Johnson
  • Slice Total Disclosed Pay: $500,000
  • Petruzelli Total Disclosed Pay: $50,000
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Slice vs. Petruzelli Wiki Update Wiki

Prior to his knockout loss to Seth Petruzelli in the main event of EliteXC: Heat, Kimbo Slice was the most popular fighter in the world to casual MMA fans. That all changed when a natural light heavyweight put him away just 14 seconds into the first round of EliteXC’s final show on network television in October of 2008.


Slice was originally supposed to take on former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock in the main event, but Shamrock had to pull out the night of the fight due to a cut he received above his eye while sparring. Petruzelli, who was supposed to compete as a light heavyweight on the undercard, agreed to go up in weight to take on Slice in the main event.


Petruzelli entered the cage first. Ranallo: “No stranger to exposure; he was featured on Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter reality show—a modern-day Rocky Balboa.” Slice entered next. Shamrock: “His combinations, he told me, are now coming in sixes and eights instead of just ones and twos, and that to me sounds like a very dangerous heavyweight.”


Just 14 seconds into the opening round, a backpedaling Seth Petruzelli clipped Slice on the way in with a jab, which dropped the street fighting legend. After Petruzelli followed Slice to the canvas with punches to finish him off, EliteXC had lost their cash cow, and “The Silverback” got his just dues. While Slice would experience another surge in popularity thanks to his appearance on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2009, he would never regain the level of appeal he carried with him into his two fights on CBS. Had Slice won his fight against Petruzelli, the modern MMA landscape might look much different than it does today.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:37 PM ET
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