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Anthony Pettis plots the course for three fights in 2015

Following an injury riddled 2014 campaign, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is setting his sights on staying very busy with at least three fights next year. The king at 155-pounds is fresh off his win over Gilbert Melendez at UFC 182 and Pettis is already champing at the bit to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, Pettis texted UFC president Dana White...
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Fighters of the Week

1. Anthony Pettis: After fifteen months, Pettis retained his title as the best lightweight on the planet and submitted Gilbert Melendez for the first time in his career. 2. Herica Tiburcio: Pulled a major upset over one of the best female fighters on Earth with a guillotine choke over Michelle Waterson to become the Invicta Atomweight champion. 3. Robbie Lawler: Well, you can debate...
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Anthony Pettis gets six-month medical suspension, assures fans he is fine

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is one of the most electrifying men in the sport of mixed martial arts today. After a 15 month layoff, Pettis returned in top form against former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez, finishing him in the second round via guillotine choke. The win was Pettis’ first UFC title defense, and the champ looked better than ever. With such...
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Anthony Pettis is the leader of the New Breed of fighters

Coming into his first title defense at UFC 181 after 15 months off people were calling Anthony Pettis a ninja and Dana White was referring to him as the best P4P fighter in the UFC. Not much pressure. Oh yeahm he also had to deal with the man many thought had the perfect type of game to dethrone him. In many eyes Melendez was a bigger, better and more versatile version of Clay Guida...
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UFC 181: Pettis shines and Hendricks falters in return from injuries

Two long-injured champions made their return to the cage at UFC 181. While Johny Hendricks came up short, Anthony Pettis lived up to his name "Showtime." The post UFC 181: Return Of The Injured appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Next Fights for Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez?

  The Lightweight title fight between Pettis and Melendez was highly anticipated, given the fact that it was announced earlier in the year. Both fighters also coached the Ultimate Fighter 20, which helped lead to greater fan interest in the fight. It certainly did not disappoint. Melendez started out strong, having kept the champion on the backpedal with his grinding style. It was...
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UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Submits Gilbert Melendez to Retain Title (Video Highlights)

Anthony Pettis (pictured) promised he’d finish Gilbert Melendez within the first round at UFC 181. That Pettis is such a liar… Oh well, he made up for it in the second stanza by submitting Melendez with a slick guillotine choke. The unfortunate thing for Melendez is, he was executing the perfect game plan up until the tap out. He wasn’t scared to stand up with Pettis just...
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Anthony “Showtime” Pettis Chokes Out Gilbert Melendez To Retain The UFC Lightweight Title At UFC 181 (GIF)

Anthony Pettis defeated Gilbert Melendez to defend his UFC Lightweight title at 1:53 of the second round at UFC 181 via guillotine choke. In the first minute of the second round, Pettis caught Melendez with a right hook, and then when Melendez came into him, Pettis slapped a guillotine choke on and the rest was history. This battle between The Ultimate Fighter season 20 coaches...
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Anthony Pettis Submits Gilbert Melendez To Remain Champ At UFC 181

Anthony Pettis had to adapt to an aggressive, pressure-heavy gameplan from Gilbert Melendez tonight in the co-main event of UFC 181 and he did just that, showing off his submission skills with a picture perfect guillotine choke finished off from mount in order to retain his lightweight title inside of two rounds. Round One: The co-main event lightweight title fight is underway. ...
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Three Reasons Anthony Pettis Could Lose At Tonight’s UFC 181

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has a lot to prove when he finally returns to the octagon to battle Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pettis last fought when he submitted Benson Henderson for the belt at UFC 164. He’ll be coming into UFC 181 off of a 15-month layoff from...
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