Forrest Petz

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Forrest Petz
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Born (1975-09-22) September 22, 1975 (age 39)
Cleveland, Ohio
Other names The Meat Cleaver
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Cleveland, Ohio
Team Strong Style Fight Team
Years active 2002–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 36
Wins 26
By knockout 12
By submission 5
By decision 9
Losses 10
By knockout 2
By submission 4
By decision 4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Forrest Leonard Petz (born September 22, 1975) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division. He has fought for the UFC, King of the Cage, and TKO Major League MMA.

Background[edit]

Petz was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended and graduated from the Cleveland School of Science High School, and worked as a bouncer before becoming a professional fighter. [1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Petz made his UFC debut at Ultimate Fight Night 6 against Sammy Morgan. He won via unanimous decision with one of the judges scoring the fight 30-23 including the only 10-7 round in UFC history. This is the most lopsided scorecard for a three round fight in UFC history. Petz's 5 knockdowns of Morgan are also a UFC record.

He lost his next two bouts to Marcus Davis and Kuniyoshi Hironaka before rebounding with a win over Luigi Fioravanti. After losing his next fight against Josh Burkman, Petz was released from the organization with a 2-3 record.

Return to UFC[edit]

Petz was re-signed with the UFC, stepping in as a late replacement to fight Daniel Roberts on July 3, 2010 at UFC 116.[2] He lost the fight via split decision.

Petz then faced Brian Foster on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22.[3] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round. Following the loss he was once again released by the UFC.

Score Fighting Series[edit]

After winning three fights following his release from the UFC, Petz joined the Score Fighting Series. In his first bout with SFS, he won the night's Fight of the Night with a TKO win over Sergey Juskevic.[4]

After winning his SFS debut, Petz again fought for the Score Fighting Series in Hamilton, Ontario on November 23, 2012. He faced Canadian prospect Jordan Mein in the main event.[5] He lost via TKO early in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Fight Fest MMA
    • Fight Fest Welterweight Champion (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 26–10 Christopher Curtis Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 9 June 1, 2013 3 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 25–10 Jordan Mein TKO (knees and elbows) Score Fighting Series 7 November 23, 2012 1 1:29 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Win 25–9 Sergej Juskevic TKO (punches) Score Fighting Series 4 March 16, 2012 2 3:25 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Win 24–9 Rudy Bears TKO (punches) C3 Fights: Great Plains Sizzling Slamfest July 30, 2011 1 2:55 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 23–9 John Kolosci TKO (punches) HFC 7: Validation April 9, 2011 2 0:56 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Win 22–9 Herbert Goodman Decision (unanimous) Ultimate Cage Battle: Pride & Glory January 15, 2011 3 5:00 Parma, Ohio, United States
Loss 21–9 Brian Foster TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares September 15, 2010 1 1:07 Austin, Texas, United States
Loss 21–8 Daniel Roberts Decision (split) UFC 116 July 3, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 21–7 Ralph Johnson Decision (unanimous) Moosin: God of Martial Arts May 21, 2010 3 5:00 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Win 20–7 Brendan Seguin Decision (unanimous) NAAFS: Night of Champions December 5, 2009 5 5:00 Akron, Ohio, United States Won the NAAFS Welterweight Championship.[6]
Win 19–7 Chad Reiner TKO (punches) Adrenaline MMA 4: Sylvia vs. Riley September 18, 2009 1 2:28 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 18–7 Tiawan Howard TKO (punches) NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 5 June 6, 2009 3 3:01 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 17–7 Victor O'Donnell Submission (rear-naked choke) ICF: Breakout April 11, 2009 2 4:46 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Loss 17–6 TJ Grant Submission (arm-triangle choke) TKO 35: Quenneville vs. Hioki October 3, 2008 2 3:55 Montreal, Canada
Win 17–5 Brian Gassaway Decision (unanimous) Adrenaline MMA: Guida vs Russow June 14, 2008 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 16–5 Josh Burkman Decision (split) UFC 77 October 20, 2007 3 5:00 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 16–4 Luigi Fioravanti Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 10 June 12, 2007 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 15–4 Kuniyoshi Hironaka Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 9 April 5, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 15–3 Marcus Davis Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night 6.5 October 10, 2006 1 4:58 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 15–2 Sammy Morgan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 6 August 17, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–2 Dan Hardy Decision (unanimous) FF 2: Fightfest 2 April 14, 2006 5 5:00 Canton, Ohio, United States Won the Fightfest Welterweight Championship.
Win 13–2 Daniel Moraes TKO (wouldn't stand up from butt scoot) GFC: Team Gracie vs. Team Hammer House March 3, 2006 3 2:33 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 12–2 Wayne Hajicek Submission (rear-naked choke) FF 1: Royce Gracie Fightfest December 9, 2005 1 0:35 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 11–2 Josh Neer Submission (triangle choke) FFC 15: Fiesta Las Vegas September 14, 2005 1 3:25 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–1 Charles Bennett Submission (arm-triangle choke) KOTC 48: Payback February 25, 2005 1 3:40 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 10–1 Rhomez Brower KO (punches) KOTC 45: King of the Cage 45 November 20, 2004 1 N/A Indiana, United States
Loss 9–1 Jake Short Decision (unanimous) FFC 12: Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 September 24, 2004 3 N/A Indiana, United States
Win 9–0 Adrian Serrano Submission (verbal) FCC 15: Freestyle Combat Challenge 15 June 12, 2004 2 2:06 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 8–0 Mike O'Donnell TKO (punches) KOTC 34: Ohio February 28, 2004 1 N/A Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 7–0 Leo Sylvest TKO (punches) ACC 1: Absolute Combat Challenge 1 July 19, 2003 2 0:14 Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 6–0 Joe Thomas KO (punch) ACC 1: Absolute Combat Challenge 1 July 19, 2003 2 0:09 Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 5–0 Chris Wells Decision (unanimous) Midevils Mayhem 1 April 19, 2003 2 5:00 Newport, Kentucky, United States
Win 4–0 Tierre Hall Submission HHFN: Hammer House Fight Night December 14, 2002 1 N/A Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 3–0 Daniel McRae TKO (punches) Rage on the River 1 September 28, 2002 1 3:42 Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
Win 2–0 Ed Willis Submission (punches) ETC: July 2002 July 20, 2002 1 0:47 Mt. Healthy, Ohio, United States
Win 1–0 Chad Roarke TKO (punches) Dangerzone: Fight Night 2 January 13, 2002 1 1:44 Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

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