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Scott Ferrozzo (born April 26, 1965) is a retired American mixed martial artist, who is perhaps best known for his fights in the early days of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. During his fighting career, Ferrozzo was managed by current UFC announcer Bruce Buffer.

Scott Ferrozzo
Born (1965-04-26) April 26, 1965 (age 54)
Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
Other namesThe Pit Bull
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight323 lb (147 kg; 23.1 st)
Fighting out ofShakopee, Minnesota, United States
Years active1996-1997
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision1
By knockout1
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

UFC careerEdit

Ferrozzo first participated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at its UFC 8 event in 1996. He was offered that fight after video tapes of his participation in the Atlanta Pit Fights. He was defeated by Jerry Bohlander via submission in the first round of the UFC 8 tournament.

Ferrozo returned to the UFC seven months later at UFC 11, defeating Sam Fulton in an alternate bout prior to the start of the pay-per-view broadcast. By doing so, Ferrozzo secured a spot as an alternate on the card, which meant that if a fighter on the main card was unable to continue to the next round, Ferrozzo would be used as a substitute. He ended up replacing the man who defeated him at UFC 8, Jerry Bohlander, who was removed from the tournament due to injury. Ferrozzo stepped in and replaced him against Tank Abbott in the semi-finals. Ferrozzo was able to score a unanimous decision victory over Abbott to advance to the final round against the reigning UFC Champion Mark Coleman. However, Ferrozzo was unable to continue after defeating Abbott due to fatigue as well as a cut sustained in his previous bout. Coleman was declared the UFC 11 champion by way of forfeit.

Ferrozzo's last UFC appearance came at UFC 12 in 1997, participating in the heavyweight tournament. He defeated Jim Mullen in his first match of the night before losing to Vitor Belfort in the heavyweight finals. Following the loss to Belfort, Ferrozzo retired from MMA competition. Scott came out of retirement and lost a backyard match to Tank Abbott that went eighteen minutes.[1] Much of the match was contested with Tank mounting and back mounting Ferrozzo, but unable to do major damage.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
6 matches 4 wins 2 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 1 1
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4-2 Vitor Belfort TKO (punches) UFC 12 February 7, 1997 1 0:43 Dothan, Alabama, United States
Win 4-1 Jim Mullen TKO (punches) UFC 12 February 7, 1997 1 8:02 Dothan, Alabama, United States
Win 3-1 Tank Abbott Decision (unanimous) UFC 11 September 20, 1996 1 15:00 Augusta, Georgia, United States Withdrew from tournament due to fatigue
Win 2-1 Sam Fulton Submission (strikes) UFC 11 September 20, 1996 1 9:00 Augusta, Georgia, United States
Win 1-1 Steve Grinnow KO (strikes) Atlanta Fights March 1, 1996 1 11:58 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Loss 0-1 Jerry Bohlander Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 8 February 16, 1996 1 9:03 San Juan, Puerto Rico

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Scott Ferrozzo: After 15 years,'Tank' rematch will happen - MMA News". Retrieved 2012-02-09.

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