Tyson Pedro Retires Following Defeat by Vitor Petrino at UFC Fight Night 238

Tyson Pedro, a seasoned light heavyweight fighter, recently announced his retirement. This came after a match at UFC Fight Night 238, where he faced Vitor Petrino. You can catch all the action [here](https://www.sherdog.com/events/UFC-Fight-Night-238-March-2-100072).

Pedro, beloved by fans down under, made the tough call post-fight. He waited, showing respect as Petrino wrapped up his victory speech. “I didn’t want to steal his thunder,” Pedro remarked. He expressed gratitude towards his supporters, the UFC, and his team. It was a heartfelt goodbye to a significant chapter of his life.

Starting off with a bang, Pedro’s early career was marked by quick victories. He even notched impressive first-round wins over Paul Craig and Khalil Rountree Jr. in the UFC. However, the tides turned with a loss to Ilir Latifi. His UFC journey was a rollercoaster, ending with a 6-5 record. All his wins, interestingly, came in the first round.

Pedro’s reflections post-fight were poignant. “It’s been a wild ride, but showing my daughter the value of hard work was always the goal,” he shared. His dreams, it seems, have evolved. With a heartfelt “thank you” to his fans, he hinted this wasn’t a final goodbye but a new beginning.

For those curious, Pedro shared his thoughts on Instagram too. You can check out his post [here](https://www.instagram.com/p/C4B_iXSS-oL/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading). It’s a bittersweet moment for the fighter and his fans alike.

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