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Seth Petruzelli returns to action with TKO victory at Art Of Fighting IV

seth-petruzelliSeth Petruzelli was victorious in his first fight back since his stunning knockout over Kimbo Slice in October of 2008.

“The Silverback” dropped his opponent Chris Baten with a big punch midway through the first round. From there the fight was called off following a few more well placed punches to the grounded Baten, awarding Petruzelli the first round TKO victory at just 2:23 into the opening round.

There is no news currently available as to where Petruzelli plans to fight next but Strikeforce and the UFC can definitely be considered likely options for the high-profile slugger from Florida.

Art of Fighting IV took place at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.

  • Kamakosmo says:

    Would love too see Seth back in the UFC, only for the hope we all have, a rematch between him and Kimbo.
    On a side note, I really hope Kimbo made some strides in MMA during his time in the Ultimate Fighter House. Yes he made a name for himself as a backyard brawler on the Web. Then took that fame and made some fast hard cash…Can anyone blame him? However, I don’t think he wants to be a flash in the pan, and that is why he’s gone the route he has. Of course money has a lot to do with it (it is the fighting game) but it will only do him good if he gets a few solid wins in the UFC. I will root him on the season.

    Good Luck Kimbo!!

  • cocoonofhorror says:


  • cocoonofhorror says:

    lol @ high profile slugger. Seth Petrozelli? hahahhahahahahhahahahhhsahaaaA

  • helterskelter says:

    I don’t see the humor cocoon?? I think knocking out Kimbo would qualify Seth as high profile…. he slugged the fuck out of Kimbo so…. I could see Seth signing with a big show soon. I was surprised he took this fight to be honest. There’s got to be more money for him with the UFC or Strikeforce. Oh well, good to see him back

  • xtreme_machine says:

    if kimbo makes it out of the Ultimate fighter i could see the UFC bringing him in for a rematch as a potential sacrificial lamb

    very funy if koed again

  • Kamakosmo says:

    Sacrificial Lamb? This dude is a money making machine. Even if he doesn’t make it to the Finals (which I assume everyone here thinks he won’t) he is not going to be thrown in the ring against someone that is going to pummel him. He is too valuable. His 1st, maybe even 2nd fights, will be the sacrficial lamb. Good Luck Joe Silva! LOL.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    well i guess a fluke KO makes you a slugger. i didnt know.

  • Brandon says:

    High Profile Slugger? LOL so I guess Sean Gannon is also a high profile warrior.

    Seth couldn’t even make it through the ultimate fighter, no way in h*** does Dana bring him in. Seriously this site is really starting to go downhill, the quality in the writings are way lower then they were before…

  • TURKISH says:

    What the hell are you talking about Brandon?
    As far as no way in hell Dana brings him in. Petruzelli has already had talks with the UFC about a possible Kimbo rematch in the future and Dana and Zuffa bring fighters below Seth’s level into the UFC all the time.

  • helterskelter says:

    What the fuck is wrong with you people. Knocking Kimbo out on CBS is pretty high profile IMO. The fact that he has 10 KOs in 11 fights make him a slugger in my or anyone elses book. Do your fuckin homework before you go spewing off at the mouth noobs! Yeah, this site’s going downhill, you’re an idiot, tired ass comments like yours are going downhill bro

  • helterskelter says:

    My bad, I meant 10 kos in 11 wins. Plus consider this, the only guy Seth didn’t ko was Dan the man Severn. Dan’s only been ko’d once in over a hundred fights. He may be old but he’s not exactly the easiest guy to flatline.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    look at who he HAS KO’d. not exactly a who’s who of MMA is it?

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    in short, he sucks.

  • TURKISH says:

    If he sucks what word would you use to describe the guy’s he’s KO’d?
    Including Dana White’s newest TUF attraction.

  • shotokai_ says:

    There is no way in hell that Petruzelli is deserving of articles focused solely on his fights. So undeserving that I can’t be bothered to go into detail. What a joke.

  • High profile = KOing the man involved in the highest rated MMA fight in TV history

    Slugger = Winning 90% of your fights by (T)KO

    Tell me again how Petruzelli doesn’t fit the bill?

  • moosebaby02 says:

    Holy crap there is allot of Petruzelli hating going on here. I thought you erase the bad outings you previously had by the current winning streak that your on?? No fighter is the same fighter they once were. The more fights you have the better your suppose to get right. Good for him and I will love to see him in the UFC or Strikeforce

  • edub says:

    Hes ok.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    i would like him in Strikeforce too…so i could watch him get annihilated by that orgs lower tier fighters.

  • Brandon says:

    High profile sluggers don’t make low 4 figures in fights. Seriously 12 year old fanboys can write better garbage then this.

    So by Sergio’s standards then Chris Brown is a high profile slugger since million of people know who he is and he punched out a famous singer in Rhianna?

    For the other knob, Dana has gone on the record and said many a times that Seth is a joke and couldn’t even cut it in the Ultimate Fighter.

    IF Dana was really interested in Seth he would of brought him back to the ultimate fighter show and put him in the house.

    Seth is your typical b level fighter. Wake me up when he actually fights on a show that’s relevant.

  • Brandon says:

    Seth has zero drawing power, he’s a novelty act who beat Kimbo who is bottom of the basement in talent level and he beat up Bob Sapp which apparently isn’t that hard to do.

    Once again I will reiterate…. high profile sluggers don’t fight on cards called Art of Fighting.


    Comparing a singer involved in domestic abuse with a trained mixed martial artist.

    What’s the URL of your blog, I AM DYING TO GO!!!

  • Brandon says:

    Chris Brown is more of a high profile slugger then Seth. What is their to debate on?

    I’m just showing how ridiculous of a statement of calling Seth high profile. Being on one match where million of people are watching doesn’t make you an instant star.

    Being able to have name recognition and the ability to draw large crowds of fans (or ppv buys) and having ESPN and SI feature a fighter over a period of time is what people consider a high profile slugger.

    Seth is a one hit wonder (pardon the pun). If he was a “hit” (pardon pun #2), then Strikeforce would of easily featured him on one of their cards since they are desperate for LHW talent.

  • Being high profile and having popularity are totally different.

    While someone who somewhat follows MMA might not tune in to see Petruzelli fight, they’d likely know him as “that guy who knocked out Kimbo.”

  • Brandon says:

    Well that rules out him going to the UFC since we already know the spoilers of the new Ultimate Fighter season. Somebody else will be known to hold that “title”.


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