STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 102
Significant Strikes Landed: 47
Pete Rodriguez, otherwise known as Pete “Smooth” Rodriguez, is one of the most successful and respected UFC fighters in the world. Born in Los Angeles California on August 2nd 1991, Pete has been a fighter since he was a child. His father was a professional wrestling coach, so training in martial arts began at an early age for him and with his natural talent he quickly rose to become one of the best MMA fighters in history.
Rodriguez began his career as an amateur wrestler when he attended high school. He won several state championships and even went on to compete at the National Junior College Wrestling Championships twice during his college years; winning both times! During this time period he also started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Relson Gracie which set him up for success once entering MMA competitions.
He entered his first amateur fight against Chris Kolesnikoff at UBC’s Fists & Fury event where he won by decision after 3 rounds of intense fighting. In 2014, just three years later, Pete made it into The Ultimate Fighter’s house alongside 16 other competitors who were all vying for the same thing; a six figure contract with The UFC! After suffering a knockout loss due to fatigue against Raquel Pennington early on during the competition; Pete bounced back hard winning every fight afterwards via submission or KO/TKO until making it to finals where he defeated Dhiego Lima by technical submission (Rear Naked Choke). This victory earned him not only that sought after 6 figure contract but also earned him “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” Bantamweight Championship belt wrapping up what had been an incredible journey throughout TUF season 20 finale last year (2014). From thereon out there has been nothing but wins for Rodriguez who boasts a 9-1 record going into 2015 and looks poised for great things over the coming years if continues on this trajectory!
Throughout all these successes Rodriguez stays humble and focused by keeping himself grounded through family values taught from parents ever since childhood – Something we can see heavily reflected when watching any interview done featuring “Smooth”. With plans already set forth for future fights within 2015 such as taking part in two title defenses thus far including matches against Chad Mendes & Urijah Faber – It is clear that this guy still has plenty left in tank to make waves within not only bantamweight division but entire sports of Mixed Martial Arts moving forward!