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Anthony Pettis had stated after UFC 164 on Saturday night that he had heard a pop in his knee. Everyone can breath a little bit easier now as an MRI revealed yesterday that Pettis has a Grade 2 knee sprain and will be sidelined for about seven to eight weeks. That news was broken by UFC President Dana White who made the announcement on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” last night. It was also announced that the new champion already has an opponent for his first title defense.
Yahoo Sports MMA reporter Kevin Iole announced on Twitter last night that Pettis will face off with TJ Grant at a event, date and venue to be determined.
Update: @danawhite says @TJ_Grant will get next shot at lightweight title. @Showtimepettis still undergoing tests. MRI results unclear
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) September 3, 2013
A lot of speculation was that Pettis may face featherweight champion Jose Aldo next, but White stuck with Grant.
The Canadian lost fought in May at UFC 160 when he defeated former two time UFC ligh...
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UFC 164 took place on Saturday Night with Anthony Pettis submitting Benson Henderson to capture the UFC lightweight championship. BetweenTheRopes.com contacted the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to receive the medical suspensions and official results from this past Saturday’s card.
Here the medical suspensions from Saturday’s UFC 164:
Al Iaquinta suspended...
Anthony Pettis, who defeated Benson Henderson to win the lightweight title this past Saturday at UFC 164, will be sidelined for the next seven to eight weeks with a sprained knee.
"Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee, following an MRI the fighter underwent on Tuesday," UFC president Dana White said.
Newly-crowned UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis will be out of action for approximately two months with a grade 2 knee sprain. The news was first revealed by UFC President Dana White, who went on ESPN’s SportsCenter to break the news. He would later post a confirmation on twitter.
Pettis has a grade 2 sprain. Needs to rehab and will be back in 7 weeks
— Dana White (@danawhite...
As if Anthony Pettis’ body shots couldn’t get any more impressive, now they go the Phantom Cam route and you can see his shin dig into Ben Henderson’s body at… What is it? A billion frames per second? I don’t know, but I could watch Phantom Cam highlights all day. Imagine if we could go back in time and see some classic moments in the Phantom Cam. UFC 1, with the tooth...
The only thing more subjective than the divisional UFC Fighter Rankings is the pound-for-pound UFC Fighter Rankings. Unless athletes hop divisions or collide at catchweights to face each other, how can one possibly determine which heavier/lighter fighter is better than the other?
Nonetheless, the discussion came up Saturday night after Anthony Pettis (pictured) submitted Benson Henderson...
The high-speed FOX "Phantom Cam" was on the scene in Milwaukee at UFC 164, and just like newly crowned lightweight champion Anthony Pettis' limb-engulfing armbar submission, this has to be seen to be believed.
Shot at a staggering 20,000 frames-per-second, every contortion, every impact, and every bead of sweat join together in a mesmerizing ballet of ultraviolence...
UFC President Dana White was a guest on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday fight and relayed the following information about newly crowned Lightweight Champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Unfortunately, Pettis suffered an injury to his knee during the 1st and only round of his victory over Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC 164 this past weekend. […]
At this point, everybody and their mother has dropped their two cents on what Benson Henderson did wrong at UFC 164. However, it’s now time for the professionals to drop their knowledge on the armbar Anthony Pettis (pictured) slapped on Henderson to capture the lightweight crown.
In the latest edition of “Gracie Breakdown,” Rener Gracie and former UFC light heavyweight champion...
It was good news for the UFC and Anthony Pettis (17-2), after it was revealed that his recent knee injury was only likely to keep him out of action for 7-8 weeks, freeing him up to defend his title against TJ Grant (21-5) in the near future. UFC President Dana White spoke on ESPN’s […]
For the second time in as many knee injuries, freshly-minted UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) has dodged surgery. On Tuesday night’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White revealed Pettis suffered a grade two PCL sprain and an LCL strain on his left knee during Saturday’s victory over Benson Henderson.
A relieved White said Pettis will not...
UFC 164 took place this past weekend on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 where Anthony Pettis took on Benson Henderson in the night’s main event, subitting Benson in the first round to capture the UFC Lightweight Championship. Below are the full medical suspensions, issued out by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, provided […]
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Get your popcorn ready. Prepare yourself for 25 more minutes of greatness in this rematch to the 2010 thriller that saw 'Showtime' Pettis take Benson Henderson's belt from him in a close decision decided by a kick that would stain Benson's soul!
4 and a half minutes later...... The fans watching inside of Milwaukee's Bradley center...