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Pettis fired up about getting back into the cage, ASAP

Sources close to former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis tell UFC Tonight that he is itching to get back into the Octagon as soon as possible after losing a decision to Eddie Alvarez on Sunday."Showtime" was hoping to get back into title contention after losing the 155lbs top spot last March at UFC 185 to Rafael Dos Anjos, but instead was frustrated with a wrestling-heavy winning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fast Fall Of Anthony Pettis

Nearly 30 months ago, Anthony Pettis (pictured) was on top of the MMA world after submitting Benson Henderson in under one round to capture the UFC lightweight title. A Reebok sponsorship soon followed. This was long before Reebok signed an exclusive six-year deal to become the UFC’s exclusive apparel provider. Then of course, the Wheaties box. For an athlete, there’s really...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Boston: Eddie Alvarez Upsets Anthony Pettis By Split Decision

BOSTON — Eddie Alvarez provided the most stunning upset of the UFC Fight Night Boston card with a win by split-decision over Anthony Pettis in the co-main event. Alvarez defeats Pettis. Here are the scorecards from the judges: 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 — Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNESN) January 18, 2016 Pettis entered this fight as the No. 1 ranked challenger to the lightweight...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez grinds Pettis en route to decision win, calls for title shot

Eddie Alvarez showed up smart, in shape, and sharp and earned the biggest win of his long career, Sunday, against Anthony Pettis. The two action lightweights were vying for dibs on the next title shot and fought hard for three-straight rounds. 29-28 Alvarez 29-28 In the end, Alvarez successfully mixed boxing and wrestling to stifle Pettis and win a split decision. Scores were 29...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Anthony Pettis By Split Decision At UFC Fight Night 81

Eddie Alvarez opted to grind his way to victory tonight with clinch work and takedowns against Anthony Pettis tonight at UFC Fight Night 81 and it proved to be a successful strategy, leading him to a split decision victory. Round One: Alvarez pulls out of an early kick attempt. He does land a leg kick […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Using Title Defeat To Learn, Bounce Back Vs. Eddie Alvarez

BOSTON — Anthony Pettis has a lot at stake entering UFC Fight Night 81. He lost his lightweight title belt to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March of last year and hasn’t stepped into the octagon since. The defeat was a difficult experience, one that forced him to make a lot of changes, both to the team around him and in his preparation for fights. “There was so much I learned...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Enters UFC Fight Night Boston Motivated After Previous Loss

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is a changed man. He can still jump off the cage and kick someone in the head, can submit fighters who don’t make a habit of getting submitted, and, at 28, he may not even be in his prime yet. Yet as he prepares his Sunday co-main event against Eddie Alvarez in Boston, he’s not the same person he was when he fought Rafael dos Anjos...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Looks To Reclaim Superstar Status

Anthony Pettis (pictured) was all set up to receive the Ronda Rousey treatment from the UFC en route to superstardom. Given his youth, flashy fight game, charisma and good looks, the UFC put their massive marketing machine behind Pettis. Shortly after capturing the lightweight title in August 2013, Pettis was the UFC’s first athlete to score an individual sponsorship deal with...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk hoping for December UFC debut

Ever since he shocked the world and signed on to fight in the UFC, the sports world has wondered when former WWE star CM Punk would make his mixed martial arts debut. On Thursday, Punk (whose real name is Phil Brooks) told that he was hoping to make his debut for the promotion in December. The 36-year-old Punk has been training in Milwaukee at Roufusport Academy since December...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Results: Rafael Dos Anjos Stuns Anthony Pettis In Unanimous Decision

Leading up to their UFC 185 main event clash at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday night, 155-pound title challenger Rafael dos Anjos was seen as a threat to champion Anthony Pettis, but wasn’t expected to dethrone “Showtime.” Five rounds later, Brazil’s dos Anjos shocked the doubters and stunned Pettis, putting on a master class en route to a five-round unanimous...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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