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Featherweight champ Jose Aldo will now face his third former lightweight challenger as the UFC has revealed that Anthony Pettis has decided to drop down to featherweight and challenge the 145lbs kingpin in August. The news was announced by USA Today earlier today.
Aldo has been on a tear since entering the WEC, defending his WEC title twice and the UFC title four times including his most recent win over former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. Now Aldo will face the exciting striker Anthony Pettis in what should be an outstanding fight for the fans. Aldo has hinted at a potential move to 155lbs but considering his dominance at featherweight, there is no assurance that he will ever leave the division.
Pettis is coming off two outstanding first round finishes over Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone which would have earned him a rematch against current UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson. With Bendo scheduled to face Gilbert Melendez in April, Pettis was not interested in waiting and cho...
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After finally securing his ever elusive shot at the UFC lightweight title, Anthony Pettis (Pictured) did the unimaginable. He decided to drop to 145 pounds, a weight he admitted he hasn’t hit in “a while,” and request a tango with featherweight king Jose Aldo.
If reigning 155-pounnd champ Benson Henderson successfully defends his crown against Gilbert Melendez on April 20th...
Walking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) highlight-reel Anthony Pettis will get his long overdue UFC title shot later this year; however, it won't come in the weight class many expected.
"Showtime" has fought every bout in his career as a lightweight, but this summer the 26-year-old will drop a weight class down to 145-pounds to challenge featherweight kingpin Jose...
UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis is next in line for a shot at the 155-pound title. It sounds like he may opt for a shot at the 145-pound belt instead.
UFC: Aldo vs Pettis
When: August 3rd, 2013
Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)
And like that, Jose Aldo has another challenger to his belt. How many men will move down a weight class to challenge him without a natural contender being created from within the division? Ricardo Lamas? Cub Swanson part 2? They may have to wait, because Anthony Pettis wants a shot at the featherweight title. Last [...]
Featherweight king Jose Aldo must be wondering why these lightweights think they can beat him. After defending his crown against former 155-pound champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 156, Anthony Pettis (Pictured) texted UFC president Dana White and said he was willing to give up his lightweight top contender spot for a shot at “Scarface.”
Pettis finally secured an opportunity at the...
Looks like dropping down to 145 pounds wasn't "The Answer."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar made his featherweight debut last night (Feb. 2, 2013) against Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar," which emanated from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aldo retained his title by...
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” event.
Despite dropping a unanimous decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the show’s co-featured attraction, Rashad Evans was the night’s highest earner scoring a $300,000 payday.
Evans’ Blackzilian teammate, Alistair Overeem...
One of the most anticipated cards in recent history, UFC 156: Aldo vs Edgar looked on paper to be loaded with interesting match-ups. For the most part, the event delivered on its promise to be interesting, but perhaps not in the way that many expected. In a night full of upsets, the fans were surely sitting on the edge of their seats all the way up until the final bell.