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Pedro Augusto Rizzo (born May 3, 1974) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter and Muay Thai fighter. He has a professional MMA record of 17–9–0 as of September 12, 2009. He holds notable wins over Mark Coleman, Dan Severn, Josh Barnett, Andrei Arlovski, and Ricco Rodriguez.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Trained by Marco Ruas, Rizzo has adopted Ruas' brutal leg kicks and has developed strong stand up fighting and used this to great effect in the cage. Rizzo was a talented and feared striker in mixed martial arts.

Rizzo is a former WVC heavyweight champion and former contender for the UFC heavyweight belt. A stint in PRIDE FC did not go too well for the former UFC Heavyweight title contender, and Rizzo suffered quick losses at the hands of Sergei Kharitonov and Roman Zentsov.

Rizzo returned to his winning ways on the March 9, 2007, when he beat UFC veteran Justin Eilers by unanimous decision at the début show of Art of War Undisputed Arena Fighting Championships, which was held in Dallas, Texas.

He defeated Jeff Monson on September 1, 2007. This fight took place on the first pay-per-view event promoted by the Art of War organization. Rizzo was defeated at Affliction: Banned by Josh Barnett, via knockout in round 2.

He was defeated by Gilbert Yvel at Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp via knockout in round 1. In his rematch with Jeff Monson, Rizzo won a decision at Bitetti Combat. He revealed in the post-fight interview that he had an elbow problem 10 days before the fight and that was why he couldn't push for the knockout that "the Brazilian fans deserved".

Personal lifeEdit

Rizzo has a daughter named Laila.[1]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17–9 United States flag Jeff Monson Decision (Unanimous) Bitetti Combat MMA 4 02009-
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September 12, 2009
3 5:00 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 16–9 Netherlands flag Gilbert Yvel KO (Punches) Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp 02009-
Jun
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June 27, 2009
1 2:10 United States flag Mississippi, United States
Loss 16–8 United States flag Josh Barnett KO (Punch) Affliction: Banned 02008-
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July 19, 2008
2 1:44 United States flag California, United States
Win 16–7 United States flag Jeff Monson TKO (Punches) Art of War 3 02007-
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September 1, 2007
3 2:40 United States flag Texas, United States Wins UAFC Heavyweight Title
Win 15–7 United States flag Justin Eilers Decision (Unanimous) Art of War 1 02007-
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March 9, 2007
3 5:00 United States flag Texas, United States
Loss 14–7 Russia flag Roman Zentsov KO (Punch) PRIDE 31: Dreamers 02006-
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February 26, 2006
1 0:25 Japan flag Saitama, Japan
Loss 14–6 Russia flag Sergei Kharitonov TKO (Strikes) PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005 02005-
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June 26, 2005
1 2:02 Japan flag Saitama, Japan
Win 14–5 United States flag Ricco Rodriguez Decision (Unanimous) UFC 45: Revolution 02003-
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November 21, 2003
3 5:00 United States flag Connecticut, United States
Win 13–5 United States flag Tra Telligman TKO (Cut) UFC 43: Meltdown 02003-
June
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June 6, 2003
2 4:24 United States flag Nevada, United States
Loss 12–5 Belarus flag Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (Unanimous) UFC 41: Onslaught 02003-
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February 28, 2003
3 5:00 United States flag New Jersey, United States
Loss 12–4 United States flag Gan McGee TKO (Corner Stoppage) UFC 39: The Warriors Return 02002-
September
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September 27, 2002
1 5:00 United States flag Connecticut, United States
Win 12–3 Belarus flag Andrei Arlovski KO (Punches) UFC 36: Worlds Collide 02002-
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March 22, 2002
3 1:45 United States flag Nevada, United States
Loss 11–3 United States flag Randy Couture TKO (Strikes) UFC 34: High Voltage 02001-
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November 2, 2001
3 1:38 United States flag Nevada, United States UFC Heavyweight Championship
Loss 11–2 United States flag Randy Couture Decision (Unanimous) UFC 31: Locked & Loaded 02001-
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May 4, 2001
5 5:00 United States flag New Jersey, United States UFC Heavyweight Championship
Win 11–1 United States flag Josh Barnett KO (Punch) UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk 02001-
February
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February 23, 2001
2 4:21 United States flag New Jersey, United States
Win 10–1 United States flag Dan Severn Submission (Strikes) UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz 02000-
September
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September 22, 2000
1 1:33 United States flag Louisiana, United States
Loss 9–1 United States flag Kevin Randleman Decision UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams 02000-
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June 9, 2000
5 5:00 United States flag Iowa, United States UFC Heavyweight Championship
Win 9–0 Japan flag Tsuyoshi Kohsaka TKO (Strikes) UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2 01999-
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November 19, 1999
3 1:12 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–0 United States flag Tra Telligman KO UFC 20: Battle for the Gold 01999-
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May 7, 1999
1 4:30 United States flag Alabama, United States
Win 7–0 United States flag Mark Coleman Decision UFC 18: Road to the Heavyweight Title 01999-
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January 8, 1999
1 15:00 United States flag Louisiana, United States
Win 6–0 United States flag David Abbott KO (Punch) UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil 01998-
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October 16, 1998
1 8:07 Brazil flag Brazil
Win 5–0 United States flag Richard Heard Submission (Punishment) World Vale Tudo Championship 3 01997-
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January 19, 1997
1 13:12 Brazil flag Brazil
Win 4–0 Netherlands flag Michael Tielrooy Submission (Keylock) World Vale Tudo Championship 2 01996-
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November 10, 1996
1 0:18 Brazil flag Brazil
Win 3–0 Brazil flag Niccolaus Niccolaus Submission (Punches) World Vale Tudo Championship 2 01996-
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November 10, 1996
1 1:49 Brazil flag Brazil
Win 2–0 United States flag Vernon White KO (Kick) World Vale Tudo Championship 2 01996-
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November 10, 1996
1 6:30 Brazil flag Brazil
Win 1–0 Canada flag Eric Labaille TKO IMA: Battle of Styles 01996-
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October 26, 1996
1 2:57 Netherlands flag Holland

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pedro Rizzo interview: MMA Sport interview exclusive with Pedro Rizzo. MMASportsmag.com, by Ed Preuss (July 14, 2008). Retrieved on August 16, 2008.

External linksEdit

pt:Pedro Rizzo

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