November 1, 1982 |
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
|Other names||The Master of Disaster|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||73.5 in (187 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Team||Team Ironhorse MMA|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mike Vito Massenzio (born November 1, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist who has competed as a Middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He wrestled in New Jersey and was a two-time high school state champion in 2000 (160 lbs.) and 2001 (171 lbs.) at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey. Additionally in 2001, Mike was the U.S. National High School Wrestling Champion. In 2003, he was the Runner-up at the Junior College National Tournament and was crowned the National Champion in 2004.
Mixed martial arts career
In Jujitsu and Submission Grappling, Mike has won numerous competitions in both N.A.G.A. and Grappler’s Quest. In 2006 he was crowned the N.A.G.A. World Champion in the Expert Division of the Submission fighting competition.
Mike is currently head coach for the Bergen Community College Bulldog wrestling team in Paramus, New Jersey.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mike's first win for the promotion came over Drew McFedries via submission at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer in his UFC debut. However, Massenzio lost in his next bout to CB Dollaway on December 27, 2008, at UFC 92.
Massenzio then missed several months, before facing former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Stann, who was making his middleweight debut, on August 1, 2010 at UFC on Versus 2. Massenzio was submitted by a triangle choke midway through the final round. After second straight loss in the UFC he was released from the promotion.
Return to UFC
Massenzio next returned to the UFC replacing an injured Igor Pokrajac against Krzysztof Soszynski on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131. Massenzio took the fight at light heavyweight with only 3 days notice, despite normally fighting at middleweight. He lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27).
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||13 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||13–9||Ariel Sepulveda||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ring of Combat 44||April 5, 2013||3||1:14||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||13–8||Ronald Stallings||TKO (knee to the body)||Ring of Combat 42||September 14, 2012||1||4:03||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||For the ROC Middleweight Championship.|
|Loss||13–7||Karlos Vemola||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller||May 5, 2012||2||1:07||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||13–6||Rousimar Palhares||Submission (heel hook)||UFC 142||January 14, 2012||1||1:03||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||13–5||Steve Cantwell||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 136||October 8, 2011||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States||Return to Middleweight|
|Loss||12–5||Krzysztof Soszynski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 131||June 11, 2011||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||Light Heavyweight bout|
|Win||12–4||Nate Kittredge||TKO (punches)||CZ 37: Kicking It at the Rock||April 29, 2011||2||3:32||Salem, New Hampshire, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Brian Stann||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko||August 1, 2010||3||3:10||San Diego, California, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||11–3||CB Dollaway||TKO (punches)||UFC 92||December 27, 2008||1||3:01||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–2||Drew McFedries||Submission (kimura)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer||September 17, 2008||1||1:28||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Danillo Villefort||Submission (kneebar)||IFL: Connecticut||May 16, 2008||1||3:25||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||10–1||Lance Everson||Submission (guillotine choke)||ROC 17: Beast of the Northeast Finals||November 30, 2007||1||4:04||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9–1||Erik Charles||Submission (north-south choke)||ROC 16: Beast of the Northeast Semi-Finals||October 26, 2007||1||1:18||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||8–1||Dustin Cook||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ROC 15: Beast of the Northeast Quarterfinals||September 7, 2007||2||2:21||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7–1||Eric Tavares||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ROC 14: Tournament of Champions Finals||April 27, 2007||1||3:34||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–1||Masakatsu Okuda||Decision (unanimous)||World Best Fighter: USA vs. Asia||February 3, 2007||3||N/A||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–1||Dante Rivera||Decision (unanimous)||RF 13: Battle at the Beach 2006||August 5, 2006||3||5:00||Wildwood, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–1||Dan Miller||Decision (split)||RF 12: Return to Boardwalk Hall||April 29, 2006||3||3:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–1||Bill Scott||TKO (doctor stoppage)||RF 11: Battle at Taj Mahal||February 11, 2006||1||3:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–1||Drew Puzon||Decision (majority)||Reality Fighting 10||November 19, 2005||2||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Jay Coleman||TKO (punches)||RF 9: Battle at the Beach 2005||August 6, 2005||2||0:17||Wildwood, New Jersey, United States|
|win||1–0||Lionel Cortez||Submission (keylock)||Reality Fighting 8||April 2, 2005||1||2:05||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
- "Brian Stann vs. Mike Massenzio In The Works For UFC On Versus 2". heavy.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Pokrajac off Saturday’s UFC 131; Massenzio in Against ‘K-Sos’". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-06-06.
- "Steve Cantwell vs. Mike Massenzio added to UFC 136 in Houston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "Palhares-Massenzio Matchup Added to Growing UFC 142 Card". sherdog.com. November 15, 2011.
- "Karlos Vemola vs. Mike Massenzio added to UFC on FOX 3 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. February 2, 2012.
- Anton Tabuena (June 4, 2012). "UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster". bloodyelbow.com.
- "Ring of Combat XLII Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. September 14, 2012.