'Jersey Shore' BRAWL -- Ronnie BEATS UP Situation

5/24/2011 12:30 PM PDT

Ronnie and The Situation Fight Photos -- 'Jersey Shore' Brawl in Italy

Ronnie and The Situation got into a MAJOR fist fight with each other last night in Italy ... TMZ has learned -- and based on the post-brawl pictures ... the Sitch got his ass kicked.

The two arrived separately back to their apartment hours ago -- Situation has red marks covering his face around his left eye. Ronnie's knuckles were torn up and bleeding.

Details around the fight are still unclear -- but big surprise ... we're told it all began with a blowout between Ronnie and Sammi.

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