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Petruzelli, scheduled to fight Aaron Rosa in a light-heavyweight bout on the undercard, stepped up for the heavyweight challenge when Ken Shamrock was forced to pull out of the main event due a medical suspension.
As soon as the round started Slice went in to overpower Petruzelli, throwing a jab to the body. But Petruzelli stuck out a front kick and landed a right jab that stunned Slice, bringing the YouTube sensation to his knees.
From there Slice was defenseless and Petruzelli went for the finish, repeatedly landing rights. Five punches put Slice on his back, and another five punches drew the referee for the stoppage.
"It went how it went," Petruzelli said. "But I would imagine both our heads were messed up before this fight. It's a professional fight, it's not supposed to happen how it is on the streets. You're supposed to have a set fight you train for. He didn't train for me and I didn't train for him. That's what happens."
Despite the importance of the defeat, Slice simply shrugged the loss off.
"It was unexpected. It's all good, man. We're still going to have the afterparty," Slice said after thanking his sponsors and fans for coming out.
So who exactly is Seth Petruzelli? Well, he's actually not an unknown. Petruzelli was a cast member on the second season of "The Ultimate Fighter" on Spike TV and has fought twice in the UFC, losing to Matt Hamill and Wilson Gouveia in Oct. 2006 and April 2007, respectively. Petruzelli entered Saturday's fight returning from a year-long layoff in fighting to start his own business.
It was well apparent EliteXC was not pleased with the result. Vice president Jared Shaw can be seen on the telecast yelling to the referee during the fight claiming that Petruzelli's punches were illegally to the back of Slice's head. Afterwards, announcer Mauro Ranallo suggested Slice should get a "mulligan" since he didn't prepare for Petruzelli.
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