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UFC champ Anthony Pettis gives his mom a house and a car for Christmas

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis grew up in Milwaukee with his mother supporting his every move from the time he was born until the time he became one of the best fighters in the world. Losing his dad several years ago, Pettis has done everything in his power to make things easier on his mom, who is not only his family but his biggest fan as well. So this Christmas fresh off...
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CM Punk’s MMA Training Camp Revealed – Details

CM Punk has chosen Roufusport for his MMA training team. Roufusport is home to Ben Askren, Alan Belcher and Anthony Pettis, among others. According to Front Row Brian (a legit MMA reporter), Punk will begin training on January 5th. —BREAKING— @CMPunk will begin training at @Roufusport in Milwaukee January 5th. #ItsClobberingTime — FrontRowBrian® (@FrontRowBrian) December...
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'Cowboy' Cerrone to Anthony Pettis: "I'll see you again"

As UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was gearing up for his return to the Octagon a few weeks ago at UFC 182 he was doing his best to remind everybody watching why he was not only the best 155-pounder on the planet, but also the most lethal. Sitting out for over a year seemed to leave a foggy impression in some people's minds, so Pettis touted a few of his more infamous wins...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis, Sergio Pettis, Josh Samman and Matt Hobar Score Bonuses at UFC 181

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Anthony Pettis (pictured), Sergio Pettis, Josh Samman and Matt Hobar each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II.” Anthony Pettis posted his second straight submission victory in a title fight to retain his strap by tapping Gilbert Melendez...
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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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fight Of The Night
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis Vitals 5’10″ 155 lbs (Lightweight) 72″ reach, Orthodox January 27, 1987 Record 17-2 (UFC: 4-1) Current Streak 4 straight wins Training 3rd degree Black belt in Taekwondo Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships Held Gladiators Fighting Series Lightweight Champion: 2008 (two successful title defenses) WEC Lightweight Champion: 2010 (no title defenses) UFC […]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

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