September 22, 1975|
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
|Other names||The Meat Cleaver|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Team||Strong Style Fight Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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
Score Fighting Series
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.
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. He lost via TKO early in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
- North American Allied Fight Series
- NAAFS Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Fight Fest MMA
- Fight Fest Welterweight Champion (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|36 matches||26 wins||10 losses|
|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.|
|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, Quebec, 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: Stevenson vs. Guillard||April 5, 2007||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||15–3||Marcus Davis||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter||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 (retirement)||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|
- "Forrest Petz replaces injured Julio Paulino, meets Daniel Roberts at UFC 116". mmajunkie.com. June 17, 2010. Archived from the original on June 19, 2010.
- "Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz at UFC Fight Night 22 in Texas". mmajunkie.com. August 4, 2010. Archived from the original on August 6, 2010.
- "Score Fighting Series: Alessio Vs Healy Play-By-Play – Alessio, Hill Win". TopMMANews.com. March 16, 2012.
- "Mein Vs. Petz To Headline The Score Fighting Series". TopMMANews.com. October 17, 2012.
- "NAAFS: Night of Champions 2009 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. December 9, 2009.