Pro Record: 20-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Ruas Vale Tudo
Age: 42
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).
Weight: 228 lbs.
Out of: RJ
Born: Rio de Janeiro

Pedro Rizzo's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
09/12/2015 Win Andrew Flores Face to Face 12 TKO/RSC Injury 1 5:00
NSF 05/26/2013 Loss Satoshi Ishii Inoki Genome Federation 26 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 06/21/2012 Loss Fedor Emelianenko M-1 Global - Fedor vs. Rizzo KO Strike 1 1:24
NSF 07/18/2010 Win Ken Shamrock Impact FC 2: The Uprising - Sydney TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:33
05/15/2010 Win Gary Goodridge Premier MMA TKO/RSC Didn't Answer the Bell for Round 2 5:00
NSF 09/12/2009 Win Jeff Monson Bitetti Combat Nordeste 4 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/27/2009 Loss Gilbert Yvel Prize Fight & Fight Force International: Ultimate Chaos KO Strike 1 2:10
07/19/2008 Loss Josh Barnett Affliction: Banned KO Strike 2 1:44
09/01/2007 Win Jeff Monson Art of War 3 TKO/RSC 3 2:40
03/09/2007 Win Justin Eilers Art of War 1 Decision Unanimous Decision 5
NSF 02/26/2006 Loss Roman Zentsov Pride 31: Unbreakable KO Punch 1
NSF 06/26/2005 Loss Sergei Kharitonov Pride: Critical Countdown 2005 TKO/RSC Strikes 1
NSF 11/21/2003 Win Ricco Rodriguez UFC 45: Revolution Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/06/2003 Win Tra Telligman UFC 43: Meltdown TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 2 4:25
02/28/2003 Loss Vladimir Matyushenko UFC 41: Onslaught Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 09/27/2002 Loss Gan McGee UFC 39: The Warriors Return TKO/RSC Corner Stoppage from a Broken Nose 1 5:00
03/22/2002 Win Andrei Arlovski UFC 36: Worlds Collide TKO/RSC 3 1:45
NSF 11/02/2001 Loss Randy Couture UFC 34: High Voltage TKO/RSC 3 1:38 Title Fight
05/04/2001 Loss Randy Couture UFC 31: Locked and Loaded Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
02/23/2001 Win Josh Barnett UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk KO Punches 2 4:21
NSF 09/22/2000 Win Daniel Severn UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz Submission Knee Injury 1 1:33
NSF 06/09/2000 Loss Kevin Randleman UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
NSF 11/19/1999 Win Tsuyoshi Kosaka UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Punches 3 1:16
NSF 05/07/1999 Win Tra Telligman UFC 20: Battle for the Gold KO Punch 1 4:30
NSF 01/08/1999 Win Mark Coleman UFC 18: Road to the Heavyweight Title Decision Split Decision 1
NSF 10/16/1998 Win Tank Abbott UFC: Ultimate Brazil KO Punch 1 8:07
NSF 01/19/1997 Win Richard Heard World Vale Tudo Championship 3 Submission Punishment 1 13:12
NSF 11/10/1996 Win Nicholas Hill World Vale Tudo Championship 2 Submission Punches 1 1:49
NSF 11/10/1996 Win Michael Tielrooy World Vale Tudo Championship 2 Submission keylock 1 0:18
NSF 11/10/1996 Win Vernon White World Vale Tudo Championship 2 KO Kick 1 6:30
NSF 10/26/1996 Win Eric Labaille Battle of Styles 1 TKO/RSC 1 2:57
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Pedro Augusto "The Rock" Rizzo (born May 3, 1974) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter and professional kickboxer. He has a professional MMA record of 15-7-0 as of March 10, 2007. Rizzo is considered to be an excellent striker among MMA athletes[1].

Rizzo holds notable wins over Josh Barnett, Andrei Arlovski, Mark Coleman, Dan Severn and Ricco Rodriguez. He is a four-time Brazilian Muay Thai champion with a record of 31-0-1 (30 KO) in kickboxing. Trained by Vale Tudo legend 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's move to the Japanese PRIDE event has not gone well so far for the former UFC Heavyweight Title contender, suffering losses at the hands of Sergei Kharitonov and Roman Zentsov.

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

According to UFC commentator Joe Rogan during the broadcast of UFC 45, "Rizzo is one of the greatest strikers in mixed martial arts. If he had the aggressive attitude of, say, Wanderlei Silva, he would just crush everybody. But he's a counter-fighter. His style, he likes to sit and wait for the perfect opportunity. If you chase after him, and you leave openings, a la Josh Barnett, he'll knock you out. But if you stand there and just pose with him, he'll pose back with you...In my opinion, [he is] the best striker in mixed martial arts".