Pete K. Sell, (born August 5, 1982 in West Islip, New York) is an American mixed martial artist specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a black belt under teacher and fellow mixed martial artist Matt Serra in East Meadow, New York, and has trained extensively under striking coach Ray Longo in Garden City, New York. A member of the Serra-Longo Fight Team, Sell formerly fought as a Welterweight in the UFC, but has been released from his UFC contract, according to his profile being removed from UFC.com, as of April 22, 2009. He holds a notable win over Phil Baroni.
After a controversial stoppage in his first fight against The Ultimate Fighter veteran Nate Quarry, Sell was then seen as a middleweight contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback, which premiered on August 17, 2006. He entered the competition alongside Matt Serra, who competed one weight class below Sell in the welterweight division. Sell defeated "Chainsaw" Charles McCarthy to move on the semi-finals of the competition, where he lost to the ultimate winner of the tournament; Travis Lutter. Although Sell did not proceed the finals, he was featured on the undercard of the season finale where he lost to Scott Smith by knockout.
His match against Brown was somewhat controversial, as referee Yves Lavigne pulled Matt Brown off of a stunned Pete Sell early in the bout, but quickly after ordered both men to resume fighting. After the event, Sell was still visibly dazed, and was unable to mount any offense, or competently defend himself. Eventually Brown knocked Sell out with a series of punches 1:32 into the first round.
Sell is noted to appear as a security guard on the Jerry Springer show and hasn't been scheduled to fight yet since the Matt Brown fight.
Currently Trains at Sweat NY in Westbury, Long Island.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|18||8 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||8–5||Matt Brown||TKO (Punches)||UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine||March 7, 2009||1||1:32||Ohio, United States|
|Win||8–4||Josh Burkman||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté||October 25, 2008||3||5:00||Illinois, United States|
|Loss||7–4||Nathan Quarry||KO (Punch)||UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian||September 19, 2007||3||0:44||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Thales Leites||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 69: Shootout||April 7, 2007||3||5:00||Texas, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Scott Smith||KO (Punch)||The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale||November 11, 2006||2||3:25||Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–1||Landon Showalter||Decision (Unanimous)||Ring of Combat 10||April 14, 2006||3||5:00||The Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ|
|Loss||6–1||Nathan Quarry||KO (Punch)||Ultimate Fight Night||August 6, 2005||1||0:42||Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Phil Baroni||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 51: Super Saturday||February 5, 2005||3||4:19||Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Chris Liguori||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Ring of Combat 6||April 24, 2004||3||0:41||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–0||Chris Liguori||Decision (Split)||Ring of Combat 4||August 15, 2003||3||5:00||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0||Derek Johnson||Submission (Armbar)||Ring of Combat 3||June 7, 2003||1||2:03||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ted Govola||Decision||Ring of Combat 2||December 7, 2002||1||10:00||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Rob Biegley||Decision||Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 14||June 28, 2002||1||10:00||New York, United States|