Main Card | Catchweight · 230 lbs | MMA
Seth Petruzelli defeats Ricco Rodriguez via KO/TKO at 4:21 of Round 1
|13-6-0||Pro Record At Fight||47-11-0|
|Climbed to 14-6||Record After Fight||Fell to 47-12|
|+240 (Moderate Underdog)||Betting Odds||-290 (Moderate Favorite)|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Orlando, Florida||Fighting out of||Staten Island, New York|
|31 years, 8 months, 2 weeks, 3 days||Age at Fight||34 years, 1 day|
|224.0 lbs (101.6 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||229.8 lbs (104.2 kgs)|
|6'0" (183cm)||Height||6'4" (194cm)|
|The Jungle MMA & Fitness||Gym||Ricco Rodriguez Fighting|
- Bout Information
- Event: Bellator 48: 2011 Summer Series 3
- Date: Saturday 08.20.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
- Referee: Dan Miragliotta
- Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 9)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 230 lbs (104.3 kg)
- TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Jimmy Smith
- Rodriguez Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Petruzelli Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Rodriguez vs. Petruzelli Wiki Update Wiki
The second bout to air on the MTV 2 televised main card featured Ricco "Suave" Rodriguez taking on Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli in a heavyweight matchup. Both fighters were making the debut in the Bellator organization.
Rodriguez attacked with high kick and then Petruzelli a low kick to begin the fight. Petruzelli then attempted a front kick and on the next exchange both fighters opened up with big punches. Petruzelli then nailed Rodriguez in the cup with a kick, resulting in a break in the fight. On the restart Petruzelli brought the fight to the ground but then opted to stand up and out of the guard of Rodriguez. Petruzelli threw a head kick and looked to be holding his own standing. A solid low kick from Petruzelli and then a pair of big punches. Rodriguez clinched and pressed "The Silverback" against the cage, working for a takedown. Petruzelli defended nicely and landed another good set of strikes. A beautiful spinning back kick landed from Petruzelli had Rodriguez wobbly, and as he moved forward towards Petruzelli he ate a monster right hand that put him flat on the canvas. Petruzelli dove on top with double hammerfists and forced the stoppage from Dan Miragliotta in a huge win for the fighter.
The official end came at 4:21 of the first round for the winner by TKO, Seth Petruzelli. Speaking to Jimmy Smith in the post-fight interview, Petruzelli commented, "As you saw from the end you saw how happy I was... Connecticut are you happy for the knockout or what... I tell everyone I hate fighting those huge guys, I walk around at around 220 and I'm coming for that belt at light heavyweight."
Rodriguez vs. Petruzelli Fight Predictions
Rodriguez vs. Petruzelli Fighter Tweets
If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.
- I'll give u a water show on ur face! BLAM! RT @Tiffworld Why do I love a damn water fountain show..
- 4 days, 21 hours, and 7 minutes
- Swamp donkey! RT @AdamantMMA @silverbackseth I agree 100%. That woman is a swamp donkey
- 4 days, 19 hours, and 50 minutes
- Anyone else think the millionaire matchmaker is a fat pig that needs to take a look in the mirror??
- 4 days, 19 hours, and 30 minutes
- RT @peta RT @Katie4PETA: Speak up for dolphins with @peta in Japan next Thursday! http://t.co/cL7pg7O
- 4 days, 19 hours, and 26 minutes
- RT @IronWarriorLift Please share with your friends http://t.co/CylRqql
- 3 days, 17 hours, and 6 minutes
- Xl RT @TriCoasta @silverbackseth How sweet of you! OF COURSE! What sizes do you want?
- 2 days, 20 hours, and 2 minutes
- Let's do it! RT @Jennifer_SwifT @redneckoz @silverbackseth @Timsylviamma @bellator What do you think Tim and Seth?
- 2 days, 17 hours, and 59 minutes
- It's from @tricoasta RT @NathanWHurst @silverbackseth where can I find your post fight shirt?
- 2 days, 17 hours, and 58 minutes
- It's from @tricosta RT @NathanWHurst @silverbackseth where can I find your post fight shirt?
- 2 days, 17 hours, and 58 minutes
- Hey @TriCoasta do ya think I can get a couple more karate shirts? I gave my walkout tee to a 10 y/o fan!
- 2 days, 17 hours, and 55 minutes
- Thanks for ur help! RT @FilthyTomLawlor go congratulate Petruzelli on his big win Saturday, then BJJ Black Belt 12 years in the making!
- 2 days, 1 hour, and 32 minutes
- I peed on his gf! He liked it. RT @icrow @silverbackseth did u ever get @filthytomlawlor back for peeing on ur gf
- 1 day, 21 hours, and 37 minutes
- RT @TheJungleMMA @silverbackseth , For all you that might have missed this, here is the full fight: http://t.co/cBRnYjh
- 1 day, 21 hours, and 36 minutes
- thank u @ddiroff for being the best supportive girlfriend throughout my training! xoxo
- 1 day, 8 hours, and 33 minutes
- can i get 10% ;) RT @Leolgusa @silverbackseth i put 500beans i got 1260beans thanks silverback get that bellator belt.@leolgusa
- 1 day, 8 hours, and 7 minutes
- U know it RT @Tomvann @silverbackseth I hope, while you were spin kicking that guys head off, you were screaming "there is no god"
- 12 hours and 12 minutes
- not only did i win my fight but i just recieved my black belt from Thiago Bjj Delariva !11 years and i finally got by jiu-jitsu black belt!
- 11 hours and 45 minutes
- im pissed at him for doing that fyi! RT @DavidAvellan David @silverbackseth you really need to have a talk with @FilthyTomLawlor about this
- 1 day, 15 hours, and 59 minutes
- They also have trouser snake fest for guys. RT @DanielDennis @silverbackseth was always told that "snapperfest" was different thing. #pussy
- 1 day, 20 hours, and 19 minutes
- PED's? Premier elephant dicks? RT @CrooklynMMA Matt is weighing in on the steroid issues in MMA right now. Great stuff. Very quote worthy.
- 1 day, 20 hours, and 21 minutes
- The human race has a lot of growing up to do, so sad RT @peta Stop Snapperfest! annual turtle torturefest http://ht.ly/66YDT
- 1 day, 20 hours, and 25 minutes
- GI?????? RT @ryanbader Strength and conditioning then GI jiu jitsu @Powermmafitness this morning
- 3 days, 3 hours, and 9 minutes
- Thank u, had a blast RT @amesbelle Thanks to @silverbackseth for joining us tonight, best of luck this weekend!
- 3 days, 6 hours, and 8 minutes
- Check out our Orange County School seminar: http://t.co/bellTln
- 4 days, 4 hours, and 57 minutes
- Empathy RT @peta Can u help animals with 1 word? Tweet us 1 word that u feel describes PETA & add the hashtag #PETAcloud
- 4 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes
- unbelievable last day of hard sparring today. feel more ready than i ever have. thank you to all my jungle (cont) http://t.co/LjIMzBN
- 5 days and 45 minutes
- can I get naked for animals??!! RT @peta Brooke Hogan gets #naked for animals: http://ht.ly/62Dct Need we say more? @mizzhogan
- 6 days, 3 hours, and 43 minutes
- LOL ill do it! RT @PheMekh @silverbackseth when r u gonna beat the fuck out of that cunt Chael Sonnen? shoot him in the head for all I care
- 6 days, 4 hours, and 5 minutes
- RT @ddiroff Just walked in the door after long day to find a new flat screen tv, flowers, and a note! best boyfriend ever!!! @silverbackseth
- 1 week, 19 hours, and 25 minutes
- so i was trapped at the grocery store because of the rain outside and i had the most intriguing conversation (cont) http://t.co/qKIiJ4k
- 1 week, 20 hours, and 35 seconds
- RT @peta URGENT—China Airlines plans 2 transport primates 4 experiments THIS MONDAY! Send e-mail 2 the company NOW: http://ht.ly/61HZD RT
- 1 week, 1 day, 4 hours, and 29 minutes
- What did he do? RT @PrestonsAsh @danhardymma @danawhite @joerogan @kennyflorian @silverbackseth @danhendo ya watch alex reids weigh in
- 1 week, 1 day, 18 hours, and 58 minutes
- any day!! rt @icrow @silverbackseth seth vrs fedor. What u think?
- 1 week, 1 day, 21 hours, and 24 minutes