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Completed MMA Bout

Ricco Rodriguez vs. Seth Petruzelli

Main Card | Catchweight · 230 lbs | MMA

Seth Petruzelli defeats Ricco Rodriguez via KO/TKO at 4:21 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli
Mmaweekly large Ricco "Suave" Rodriguez

Round 1

Seth Petruzelli Ricco Rodriguez

"The Silverback" "Suave"

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)
Us United States   Nationality   Us 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)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   N/A
The Jungle MMA & Fitness   Gym   Ricco Rodriguez Fighting
Bellator MMA
  • 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
  • Event Links:

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."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:47 PM ET
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Rodriguez vs. Petruzelli Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 337  

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
Would u guys want to c me at HW instead of LHW???? and y???
3 days, 19 hours, and 36 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
my latest interview.... http://t.co/Y4QUpIP
2 days, 6 hours, and 47 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
LMAO!!! RT @phild89 @silverbackseth yfrog.com/kftj6bxj
1 day, 8 hours, and 8 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
Wow what a fight for me! @mtv2 @bellatormma
6 hours and 45 seconds
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
another good interview! http://t.co/rO7VYW0
2 days, 3 hours, and 3 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
Someone is ready for the pool! http://t.co/xyF7OHS
6 days, 1 hour, and 33 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
http://t.co/sujFHqZ my rocky dog!
6 days, 3 hours, and 48 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
http://twitgoo.com/2mwcj6 holding steady at 220lbs after workouts. Ready to ko someone!
1 week, 2 days, 3 hours, and 47 minutes
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