Time for the Kimbo Killer to Leave the Building

Seth Petruzelli (14-6) has used up all his “Kimbo Killer” and destruction of the EliteXC fame and needs to be handed his UFC walking papers. Petruzelli made his fourth trip to the UFC octagon today against Karlos Vemola (8-1) at UFC 122 in Germany. Vemola needed only 3:46 to hand Petruzelli his first career TKO defeat, the defeat was his fourth UFC loss with zero victories.

The win gave Vemola his first UFC win and improved his record to 1-1 inside the octagon. Vemola suffered the only lose of his career at UFC 116 by unanimous decision to Jon Madsen.

 Petruzelli made his UFC debut at UFC: Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3 on October, 10 2006 against Matt Hamill. The three round battle won them both fight of the night honors but Hamill walked away with the unanimous decision victory.

After getting a win outside of the UFC, Petruzelli returned to the UFC for Ultimate Fight Night 9 to face Wilson Gouveia. Very early in the second round Petruzelli was forced to tap due to a guillotine choke be Gouveia.

The next three years Petruzelli was out of the UFC and went 4-0 during that time, including defeating Kimbo Slice in 16 seconds at the last EliteXC event.

Riding that win streak, Petruzelli made it back into to the big show for UFC 116 to take on Ricardo Romero who was making his UFC debut. After a good start to the fight by Petruzelli, Romero took the fight over in the second round and handed Petruzelli his third UFC lose with an armbar submission.

After today’s loss Petruzelli is now 0-4 in the UFC and will most likely be handed a pink slip before he catches his flight back to Florida. Petruzelli outside of the UFC is a very impressive 14-2 but for whatever reason just cannot put it together inside the UFC octagon.

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