|Association||Ruas Vale Tudo|
|Weight Class||Heavyweight (242 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 1" (186cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Vale Tudo|
|Birth Date||May 3, 1974|
|Fighting Out Of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Pedro Rizzo Pictures||Official Website|
Pedro Rizzo is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional kickboxer, where he competes as a Heavyweight. Rizzo has fought for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on three separate occasions, losing all three bouts (the first to Kevin Randleman and then twice to Randy Couture).
|Record||19 - 10 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Fedor Emelianenko||KO (Punches)||M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo||6/21/2012||1||1:24|
|Win||Ken Shamrock||TKO (Leg Kicks and Punches)||Impact FC 2 - The Uprising: Sydney||7/18/2010||1||3:33|
|Win||Gary Goodridge||TKO (Retirement)||Washington Combat: Battle of the Legends||5/15/2010||2||5:00|
|Win||Jeff Monson||Decision (Unanimous)||BCN 4: Bitetti Combat Nordeste 4||9/12/2009||3||5:00|
|Loss||Gilbert Yvel||KO (Punches)||FFI: Ultimate Chaos||6/27/2009||1||2:10||Winner would earn a spot on Affliction: Trilogy to face Paul Buentello|
|Loss||Josh Barnett||KO (Punch)||Affliction: Banned||7/19/2008||2||1:44|
|Win||Jeff Monson||TKO (Punches)||AOW: Art of War 3||9/01/2007||3||2:40||Won UAFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||Justin Eilers||Decision (Unanimous)||AOW: Art of War 1||3/09/2007||3||5:00|
|Loss||Roman Zentsov||KO (Punch)||PRIDE 31: Dreamers||2/26/2006||1||0:25|
|Loss||Sergei Kharitonov||TKO (Soccer Kick and Punches)||PRIDE: Critical Countdown 2005||6/26/2005||1||2:02|
|Win||Ricco Rodriguez||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 45: Revolution||11/21/2003||3||5:00|
|Win||Tra Telligman||TKO (Cut)||UFC 43: Meltdown||6/06/2003||2||4:24|
|Loss||Vladimir Matyushenko||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 41: Onslaught||2/28/2003||3||5:00|
|Loss||Gan McGee||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||UFC 39: The Warriors Return||9/27/2002||1||5:00||Broken nose forced Rizzo's corner to throw in the towel|
|Win||Andrei Arlovski||KO (Punches)||UFC 36: Worlds Collide||3/22/2002||3||1:45|
|Loss||Randy Couture||TKO (Strikes)||UFC 34: High Voltage||11/02/2001||3||1:38||For UFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||Randy Couture||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 31: Locked & Loaded||5/04/2001||5||5:00||For UFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||Josh Barnett||KO (Punch)||UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk||2/23/2001||2||4:21|
|Win||Dan Severn||Submission (Punches)||UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz||9/22/2000||1||1:33|
|Loss||Kevin Randleman||Decision||UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams||6/09/2000||5||5:00||For UFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||Tsuyoshi Kohsaka||TKO (Strikes)||UFC 23: Ultimate Japan 2||11/19/1999||3||1:12|
|Win||Tra Telligman||KO||UFC 20: Battle for the Gold||5/07/1999||1||4:30|
|Win||Mark Coleman||Decision||UFC 18: Road to the Heavyweight Title||1/08/1999||1||15:00|
|Win||David Abbott||KO||UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil||10/16/1998||1||8:07|
|Win||Richard Heard||Submission (Punishment)||WVC 3: World Vale Tudo Championship 3||1/19/1997||1||13:12|
|Win||Vernon White||KO (Kick)||WVC 2: World Vale Tudo Championship 2||11/110/1996||1||6:30||Won WVC 2 Heavyweight Tournament|
|Win||Michael Tielrooy||Submission (Keylock)||WVC 2: World Vale Tudo Championship 2||11/10/1996||1||0:18|
|Win||Niccolaus Niccolaus||Submission (Punches)||WVC 2: World Vale Tudo Championship 2||11/10/1996||1||1:49|
|Win||Eric Labaille||TKO||IMA: Battle of Styles||10/26/1996||1||2:57|
Rizzo is a talented and feared striker among MMA athletes. He is a former WVC heavyweight champion, and former contender for the UFC heavyweight belt.
Rizzo is a four-time Brazilian Muay Thai champion, with a professional record of 31–0–1 (30 KO) in kickboxing. Most of his professional kickboxing wins came while spending a few years training Muay Thai in the Netherlands, which is considered the mecca of professional heavyweight Muay Thai kickboxing. During Rizzo's time there he formed a close friendship with 3-time K-1 kickboxing champion Peter Aerts. The two still keep in contact and train together whenever possible.
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. A stint in PRIDE FC didn't go too well for the former UFC Heavyweight Title contender, and Rizzo suffered quick losses at the hands of Sergei Kharitonov and Roman Zentsov.
Rizzo returned to his winning ways on the 9th March, 2007 when he beat UFC veteran Justin Eilers by unanimous decision at the début show of Art of War Undisputed Arena Fighting Championships, which was held in Dallas, Texas.
He defeated Jeff Monson on September 1, 2007. This fight took place on the first pay-per-view event promoted by the Art of War organization.
He was defeated by Gilbert Yvel at Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp via knockout in round 1.
Rizzo would have a rematch with Jeff Monson on Sept 12, 2009 in Brazil, once again defeating his opponent, winning via unanimous decision.
He returned to action at Impact FC 2 - The Uprising: Sydney, where he faced MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock. He picking up his third straight win, cutting down Shamrock with kicks to his left leg. Once Shamrock hit the mat a little more than three minutes into the fight, Rizzo followed up with ground and pound to force the referee's intervention and a TKO stoppage at the 3:33 mark.