August 5, 1982 |
West Islip, New York, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||75 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Westbury, New York|
|Team||Serra-Longo Fight Team,|
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt Serra|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Peter 'Drago' Sell, (born August 5, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a black belt under teacher and fellow mixed martial artist Matt Serra in East Meadow, New York, and has trained extensively under striking coach Ray Bronx Longo in Garden City, New York. A member of the Serra-Longo Fight Team, Sell formerly fought at both Middleweight & Welterweight in the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After a controversial Technical knockout stoppage in his first fight against The Ultimate Fighter veteran Nate Quarry, Sell was then seen as a middleweight contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback, which premiered on August 17, 2006. He entered the competition alongside Matt Serra, who competed one weight class below Sell in the welterweight division. Sell defeated "Chainsaw" Charles McCarthy to move on the semi-finals of the competition, where he lost to the ultimate winner of the tournament Travis Lutter. Although Sell did not proceed the finals, he was featured on the undercard of the season finale where he lost to Scott Smith in a back and forth war that ended via sudden highlight reel knockout.
His match against Brown was somewhat controversial, as referee Yves Lavigne pulled Matt Brown off of a stunned Pete Sell early in the bout, but quickly after ordered both men to resume fighting. After the event, Sell was still visibly dazed, and was unable to mount any offense, or competently defend himself. Eventually Brown knocked Sell out with a series of punches 1:32 into the first round.
After a two-year hiatus from MMA, Sell finally made his return and defeated Elijah Harshbarger via armbar in the second round at Ring of Combat XXXVI.
Sell would then win his next fight via unanimous decision against Mitch Whitesel at Ring of Combat 39 on February 10, 2012.
Sell was expected to face Elijah Harshbarger for a second time at Ring of Combat 49 on September 19, 2014. However, the bout was cancelled for unknown reasons.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ring of Combat
- ROC Middleweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||10 wins||6 losses|
|Win||10–6||Mitch Whitesel||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 39||February 10, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||9–6||Nordine Taleb||TKO (punches)||Ring of Combat 38||November 18, 2011||2||0:53||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9–5||Elijah Harshbarger||Submission (armbar)||Ring of Combat 36||June 17, 2011||2||3:24||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||8–5||Matt Brown||TKO (punches)||UFC 96||March 7, 2009||1||1:32||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||8–4||Josh Burkman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 90||October 25, 2008||3||5:00||Rosemont, Illinois, United States||Welterweight debut|
|Loss||7–4||Nate Quarry||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian||September 19, 2007||3||0:44||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Thales Leites||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 69||April 7, 2007||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Scott Smith||KO (punch)||The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale||November 11, 2006||2||3:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||7–1||Landon Showalter||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 10||April 14, 2006||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Nate Quarry||TKO (punch)||Ultimate Fight Night||August 6, 2005||1||0:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Phil Baroni||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 51||February 5, 2005||3||4:19||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Chris Liguori||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ring of Combat 6||April 24, 2004||3||0:41||Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States||Won the Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship; Vacated to sign with UFC.|
|Win||4–0||Chris Liguori||Decision (split)||Ring of Combat 4||August 15, 2003||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0||Derek Johnson||Submission (armbar)||Ring of Combat 3||June 7, 2003||1||2:03||Morristown, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ted Govola||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 2||December 7, 2002||1||10:00||Secaucus, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Rob Biegley||Decision||Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 14||June 28, 2002||1||10:00||Plainview, New York, United States|
- "‘Drago’ Vows to Unleash Ground Game Upon Return". Sherdog.com. 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
- "UFC 69 "Shootout" Live Play-by-Play". Sherdog.com. 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
- "UFC Fight Night Play-by-Play". Sherdog.com. 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
- "Pete Sell vs. Elijah Harshbarger". tapology.com.
- "Ring of Combat 6 Result". mixedmartialarts.com. April 24, 2004.