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Seth Petruzelli released by UFC

Light heavyweight Seth Petruzelli has been cut by the UFC after losing his second straight bout in the Octagon since returning to the promotion earlier this year. Petruzelli’s most recent defeat came by way of a first round TKO to Karlos Vemola at UFC 122 a little less than two weeks ago.

News of the professional separation has been confirmed by Five Ounces of Pain with an involved source.

Petruzelli went 5-0 outside of the famous eight-sided cage, including his notorious victory over Kimbo Slice in October 2008, after dropping a pair of bouts in the UFC on the heels of completing a stint on the Ultimate Fighter Season 2. Known for his heavy-hands and colorful personality, “The Silverback” is 12-6 overall with ten TKOs to his credit.

  • Rece Rock says:

    He actually looked decent in his first fight back @ 116, he was just a lil too amped and it looked like he may have blew his wad too quick but he through all types of strikes at Romero before getting caught in a sub, I thought for sure he was getting a ko / tko… Atleast he got another shot.

  • Yeah, the UFC was fair to him…but DAAAAAAAAAMMMMNNN Vemola looked good throwin him around on his head….repeatedly…and just cuz we seem to be postin back to back….G’mornin Rece Rock!

  • Rece Rock says:

    Good Morning Sir.

  • MCM says:

    I really like Seth but when you loose to a guy Vemola, and in spectacular fashion no less, there is really no point in the UFC keeping him around. Glad they gave him a second shot though.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    it was nice to see the unfunny faux gay wannabe comedian go 0-2 and get cut quickly. i expected nothing less.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Take it easy there Joe Rogan… 😉

  • MCM says:

    Just read that Gerald Harris got released after his showing Sat. night.

  • redwire says:

    It’s too bad, as Seth is always fun to watch, but it’s not unexpected. I checked Petruzelli’s Twitter account after the weekend, and I get the impression he was resigned to getting dropped too.


    I just can’t help feeling that Seth is so close to competitor status that it’s frustrating-I am sure that the UFC brass had felt the same way


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