"Dead Game"


Stance: Switch
Division: Welterweight
Height: 5' 9"
Reach: 71"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Age: 26



Significant 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!

Fight History

Themba Gorimbo
Pete Rodriguez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:32
Sat. Feb 03, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Dolidze vs. Imavov
Mike Jackson
Pete Rodriguez: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 1:33
Sat. Oct 15, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo
Jack Della Maddalena
Pete Rodriguez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 2:59
Sat. Jan 22, 2022
UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane


Do You Like Pete Rodriguez's "I Like It Like That"?
As a UFC journalist, my personal music preferences such as Pete Rodriguez's "I Like It Like That" do not influence or intersect with my coverage of mixed martial arts.

Who Is Pete Rodriguez From Silicon Catalyst?
Pete Rodriguez is a seasoned professional with 40 years of experience in the Semiconductor industry, currently serving on the steering committee of the American Semiconductor Innovation Coalition (ASIC) and as a co-leader of a startup team at Silicon Catalyst.

Who Is Pete Rodriguez In UFC?
Pete Rodriguez is a Lightweight MMA fighter in UFC.

Who Is Pete Rodriguez In MMA?
Pete Rodriguez is a lightweight fighter in Mixed Martial Arts, as per his ESPN profile.

What Are The Lyrics To Pete Rodriguez's Song, "I Like It Like That"?
The main lyrics to Pete Rodriguez's song "I Like It Like That" are: "Oh, I like it like that, I said I like it like that, I got soul, I got soul."

What Are Some Songs By Pete Rodriguez?
Some popular songs by Pete Rodriguez include "I Like It Like That", "Micaela", and "Oh That's Nice".

Who Is Pete Rodriguez In The NFL?
Pete Rodriguez is a veteran NFL coach who entered the league as the Los Angeles Raiders special teams coach and also served with the Phoenix Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

What Information Is Included In Pete Rodriguez's Obituary?

Who Is Pete Rodriguez El Conde?
Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez was a renowned salsa singer from Barrio Cantera, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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