pictured: Ricco Rodriguez (right) during his WFA fight against Ron Waterman (left) on July 22, 2006
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez picked up his 24th career victory on Saturday night, November 11th. Rodriguez scored a first round TKO win over newcomer Abdias Irisson at an event called MMA Extreme in Mexico.
Rodriguez, who lost the UFC Heavyweight Title to Tim Sylvia in February 2003, was last seen on U.S. television in July of this year when he picked up a TKO win over Pride and UFC veteran Ron Waterman on the WFA’s “King of the Streets” pay-per-view.
-Ricco Rodriguez def. Abdias Irisson by TKO
-Justin Carbor def. Lloyd Marshbanks by KO
-Akbarh Arreola def. Lucas Factor by submission (armbar)
-Brodie Farber def. Raul Alcala by TKO
-Edwin Aguilar def. Jimmer Ricardo by TKO
-Lloyd Marshbanks def. Chris Hammer by submission (ankle lock)
-Yahir Reyes def. Rick Screeton by submission (armbar)
-Gabriel Medina def. Kenneth Alexander by KO
-Chris Hammer def. Josh Tamsen by TKO
-Ben Beebe def. Gerardo Xomitl by TKO