40 Search Results for pedro rizzo

Sep 13, 2015 2:08 pm

Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida speak out on Pedro Rizzo’s retirement

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship traveled to Brazil for the first time in 1998, there was a slew of Brazilian fighters who made a name for themselves during the event. Vitor Belfort wowed the crowd in attendance when he only needed forty-four seconds to knock out Wanderlei Silva, but one heavyweight stood head and shoulders...

Sep 13, 2015 7:01 am

UFC veteran Pedro Rizzo retires after TKO win in Brazil

Long before the likes of Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Fedor Emelianenko, and Brock Lesnar dominated the heavyweight division, Pedro Rizzo was one of the biggest powerhouses in the octagon. The near twenty-year veteran will be hanging his gloves up after securing another technical knockout victory at “Face to Face 12: Rizzo vs. Flores” in Brazil...

Oct 27, 2014 9:56 am

Pedro Rizzo Leg Kicks Journalist, Sends Him Spinning Into The Air

Pedro Rizzo earned himself the reputation of having the most brutal leg kicks during his time as a fighter. Now the coach of Jose Aldo, Rizzo still has what it takes to not only crush a man with a leg kick, but also send him flying into the air doing a 360, as seen in...

Jan 10, 2014 11:15 am

Pedro Rizzo Wants to Fight for WSOF in Brazil

“They’re doing a good job in the U.S.,” Pedro Rizzo said of the growing MMA organization, WSOF, “and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil.  If they give me a good opponent, even better.  Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”   By Christopher Murphy...


Jan 6, 2014 5:46 am

Pedro Rizzo: Anderson Silva Told Me ‘He’ll be back’

“At the hospital, Anderson told me ‘I will be back, master. I will be back. I told him ‘yeah, you’ll be back home to recover and rest’. And he said ‘I will be back, master.’ He’s a fighter. He has six months to recover, heal and then decide what he’s going to do next. “He...

Oct 17, 2011 1:00 pm

Pedro Rizzo Out Of ProElite II Bout With Tim Sylvia

With just three weeks until fight night, ProElite’s headlining bout has suffered a change. In the scheduled main event, Tim Sylvia was expected to face off with fellow MMA veteran, Pedro Rizzo; however, Rizzo has been forced off the card with an Arm injury. ProElite officials are actively seeking a replacement opponent and hope to...

Oct 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Tim Sylvia Books Andreas Kraniotakes as Rizzo Replacement in ProElite II

As we announced earlier today, Pedro Rizzo was forced to withdraw from his scheduled meeting with Tim Sylvia due to an arm injury suffered while training. ProElite officials took little time to book the replacement and have none other than German import Andreas Kraniotakes to fill the main event void. ProElite II is set to...

Jun 16, 2016 11:30 am

VIDEO | Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabio Maldonado weigh-ins

Fedor Emelianenko returns to competition tomorrow at EFN 50, which takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia and will air live on UFC Fight Pass at 11AM EDT. Emelianenko will face UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado in the main event of the evening. Emelianenko is coming off a first round TKO win over Jaideep Singh, which took...

Nov 27, 2015 11:09 am

Jose Aldo’s past opponents betting the house on him?

Jose Aldo has tasted defeat just once in his professional MMA career. The UFC featherweight champion has been on a ten-year winning streak and will put that along with his title on the line against Conor McGregor on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas Nevada in the main event of UFC 194. MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti...

Sep 14, 2015 9:02 am

Fedor Emelianenko is looking JACKED — New Image Surfaces

Even though he hasn’t stepped foot in a ring since June 2012, Fedor Emelianenko still remains to be one of the most popular fighters in the world today. The legend cemented his legacy as one of the best heavyweights in the sport when he dominated the competition in PRIDE Fighting Championship before making his transition...

Sep 3, 2015 4:24 pm

Big Nog Credits Fedor As Being Biggest Challenge Of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira aka Big Nog has retired from MMA and will now work for the UFC as their Brazilian Ambassador. There’s no denying the heavyweights legendary career. He’s fought the best of the best, including Fedor Emelianenko, not once, not twice, but three times. The larger Nogueira brother recently talked to MMAJunkie Radio and...

Jul 19, 2015 7:13 am

Manager: Fedor just as likely to sign with UFC as he is with Bellator

Fedor Emelianenko’s announcement that he will be returning to the world of mixed martial arts shocked the world earlier this week. The former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion has been inactive since his last bout in 2012 when he defeated Pedro Rizzo in less than two minutes. Now no longer associated with M-1 Global, Emelianenko is free...

Mar 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Coach Pederneiras: MMA without PEDs won’t be as spectacular

Andre Pederneiras is one of the greatest coaches in the sport of mixed martial arts. The founder of Nova Uniao has instructed some of the sports biggest stars including Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos, Pedro Rizzo and of course BJ Penn. Pederneiras recently spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo (as translated by Lucas...

Feb 25, 2015 8:43 am

Fedor Emelianenko Visits Spike TV HQ

‘The Last Emperor’ Fedor Emelianenko hasn’t fought in an MMA Bout since 2012, when he defeated Pedro Rizzo under the M-1 Global banner. After the fight, Emelianenko retired from MMA, however there has been talk recently of ‘what if’. Below, you can see a picture of Emelianenko at the Spike TV headquarters in New York...

Jan 20, 2015 10:32 am

Fedor Makes It Clear, He Does Not Want To Fight

“He’s made it very clear he doesn’t want to fight right now. He didn’t say he never wants to fight. He just said right now.” Bellator MMA President Scott Coker informed the media following last week’s Bellator event that he was not able to come to terms with Fedor Emelianenko. Disappointed? Emelianenko last saw action...

Oct 26, 2014 3:24 pm

PHOTO | A Battered And Bruised, But Victorious, Jose Aldo Post-Fight

Last night in the main event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo defended his featherweight strap against Chad Mendes (Watch the highlights HERE). The bout was the toughest test of Aldo’s career, and left the champ with a nasty cut above his left eye. Aldo’s coach, Pedro Rizzo, posted the following photo on Instagram of himself...

Jun 19, 2014 6:18 am

Josh Barnett Campaigning For JDS Bout

Josh Barnett is a hard-hitting heavyweight with an impressive resume spanning 17 years and a professional record of 33-7. While he’s made a name for himself in K1 MMA, Pride, and Strikeforce, Barnett is still hoping to show what he’s really made of in the UFC heavyweight division. Barnett’s first run through the UFC saw...