Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Born May 7, 1979
Fighting out of Jupiter, Florida
Town of birth Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 1
By submission 8
Kurt Joseph Pellegrino (born May 7, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing lightweight division. Kurt opened up his own MMA Academy in Belmar NJ. He lives and trains in NJ and with Kenny Florian's camp in Boston, MA. Kurt trained previously at the Armory in Jupiter, Florida with Justin Haskins, Eduardo Guedes, and Raphael Chaves. Prior to the Armory, he trained with Ricardo Almeida, a world famous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor at a Renzo Gracie affiliate school. Wrestled for Point Pleasant High School, placed 2nd in the state of NJ. Pellegrino was a 2 time wrestling state finalist. www.kurtpellegrino.com
Kurt fought Alberto Crane at UFC Fight Night on January 23, 2008, which he won by a TKO. The fight was notable as the only preliminary bout aired on the televised card. He received Fight of the Night award for this fight. Also, Pellegrino had a tooth knocked out early in the fight, which actually ripped a hole in his mouth, under his lip, and still went on to win, impressing fans and commentators alike.
Pellegrino was defeated by TUF 5 winner Nate Diaz via triangle choke at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2, 2008 in Broomfield, Colorado.