Seth Petruzelli will fight Ricardo Romero at UFC 116 on July 3rd. The two fighters will take part in a Light Heavyweight bout that carries a bit of mystery behind it as these two fighters are making a debut to the UFC in one case, and a return to the UFC in another.
Petruzelli had not fared well in the past in the UFC. He struggled with his first few fights in the UFC and kind of lost his place. He has really found his way lately though, winning his last 4 MMA fights and he is ready to join back up with the UFC once again. He is 12-4 to this point in his career and appears to be more ready to take on the level of fighting that is present in the UFC than he was previously.
Ricardo Romero will be making his UFC debut against Petruzelli. He has signed a four fight deal that will give him a chance to show what he is made of. To this point in his career he has managed a 10-1 record. He has shown the ability to win fights early, demonstrated by his victory in the first round over Silmar Rodrigo in November.
Petruzelli is a powerful fighter and has shown that he can knock people out with his power. He knocked out Kimbo Slice in a 14 second match in October of 2008. He also had a submission victory just 2 months ago in the first round.
This fight will go a long way in showing what path these two fighters are on as they square off at UFC 116.