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Seth Petruzelli returns to the UFC against Ricardo Romero at UFC 116

Following a hiatus from the promotion that has stretched over three years, Seth “The Silverback” Petruzelli has returned to the UFC.

Petruzelli recently announced via his Twitter account that the first opponent in his return to the Octagon will be none other than the recently inked Ricardo Romero.

The pair are set to duke it out during UFC 116 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 3.

Petruzelli will be coming back to the UFC more than a year and a half after the biggest win of his career where the Florida based fighter handed Kimbo Slice his first defeat back in October of 2008, while Romero has put together an impressive record of 10-1 with his only loss coming via disqualification.

12 COMMENTS
  • qat says:

    that is indeed surprising

  • Rece Rock says:

    UFC dropped the ball on making money off the Kimbo / Seth rematch… that fight could have been Kimbo’s last fight and atleast it would have made them money… Kimbo vs. meathead didn’t do much for them…usually they are better at this shit.

    Seth def. has been bought in to try and let Ricardo get a W off a guy with a lil bit of notariety…See if things go as planned… Ricardo needs a jump in competition not a handpicked warm up.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    this guy is garbage. all his faux gay self proclaimed “comedy” is lame, and he is a shit fighter. he will probably be one and done.

  • Guthookd says:

    Seth just might surprise us all again.

  • MickeyC says:

    I to think the UFC missed a good rematch oppertunity. It may not have been PPV head line worthy. But it would have been a nice co mainevent on a fight night or TUFF finale

  • MCM says:

    Seth has finished his last 4 opponents each in the first round. He may never be a champion, but he’s no joke of a fighter either. There’s nothing wrong with having solid middle of the road fighters on your roster. Besides, you know his fights are gonna be entertaining….or at least the weigh ins and walk out will be.

    I also don’t think the UFC lost anything by not having a rematch with Kimbo. Kimbo was never gonna amount to anything in MMA and the UFC just proved it by having him get finished by a guy with only 1 pro fight under his belt.

  • stone says:

    Seth is descent, forget all the antics, and the “hype” about the Kimbo fight. Bottom line is that he’s basically 10-0! If that aint good enough for a prelim fight in the UFC than damn it, what is?

  • stone says:

    OK, I read that wrong. Its Ricardo with the 10-0 record. Wow suddenly I have NO argument for Seth. Seth I think your in deep shit! Prove me wrong again!

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Bring back Kimbo!!!!

  • Dufresne says:

    Seems to me like they are setting him up to fail. Romero is a pretty solid fighter even if he is a relative unknown to the masses. If Romero loses, so what? Most new mma fans will just think it’s more impressive work from the guy that smashed Kimbo in the first round. If Romero wins, especially if he does it in a dominant fashion, they can further show how nasty their stable of fighters is when a relative unknown smashes the guy that beat kimbo. Win win for the ufc.

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Seth by Ghost Punch..

  • simbo klice says:

    Nobody wants to see Kimbo anymore. I’ve seen both his fights in Elite XC and both in the UFC as well as his appearance on TUF and he has yet to show anything that warrants anymore fights in the top tier MMA promotions.

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