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UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos talks McGregor, Nurmagomedov, and Cerrone

For all he accomplished in his shocking upset title win over Anthony Pettis last month, new UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has plenty of challenges ahead of him. For starters, he'll likely face the winner of UFC 187's contender's bout between Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov, next. More on that in a moment. During a recent interview with Submission Radio, dos Anjos...
Via Fox Sports
34 minutes ago  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 15 TV Ratings

Saturday night’s UFC On FOX 15 event was watched by an average of 2,745,000 viewers live on ‘big’ FOX. That’s down from the 3,049,000 viewers who tuned in to UFC On FOX 14 back in January, though traditionally it’s always been the case that the ratings are down at this time of year during the NFL off-season. Saturday night’s show peaked with 3,325,000 viewers during...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 16

UFC Fight Night 15 When: July 25th, 2015 Where: United Center in Chicago, Illinois How: FOX (8PM ET/5PM PT) Who: Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw (UFC bantamweight champion)
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 16 Gets 3 Big Fights Including Dillashaw Vs Barao II

Three big fights have been announced for UFC On FOX 16 which takes place in Chicago on July 25th in the shape of TJ Dillashaw Vs Renan Barao II, Anthony Pettis Vs Myles Jury and Miesha Tate Vs Jessica Eye. TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao which will serve as the main event of the evening in a bantamweight title rematch. The two men first fought in May of last year where Dillashaw produced...
Via Fight Of The Night
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury set for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

A lightweight matchup is in the works for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25 as former champion Anthony Pettis looks to bounce back from his recent loss as he faces Myles Jury in a pivotal matchup for both men at 155 pounds. Pettis will look to rebound after suffering a five-round unanimous decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in Dallas where he surrendered the UFC...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury, Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye Added to UFC on FOX 16

UFC on FOX 15 is just four days away, but Tuesday was all about UFC on FOX 16. Shortly after announcing a rematch between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao would headline the July 25 show, a lightweight showdown with former champ Anthony Pettis and Myles Jury, as well as a top contender bantamweight brawl between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye was added to the roster...
Via 5thRound.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz on Matt Brown fight: ‘Nah, I’m fighting Pettis’

Last night a welterweight scrap between Nate Diaz and Matt Brown was added to the already juiced UFC 189 card for International Fight Week. In true Diaz fashion, young Nathan immediately took to social media to let his voice be heard. Nah I’m fighting Pettis   Editors note: With Anthony Pettis likely out until later summer/early fall due to the massive beating he took from Rafael...
Via Fight Booth
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Surprised By Matt Brown Fight; Wanted Anthony Pettis Next

The UFC have announced that Nate Diaz will fight Matt Brown at UFC 189, but it seems they forgot to keep one of the fighters in the loop about the match-up. According to Diaz, he wasn’t informed ahead of time that he’d be fighting Brown and had actually been targeting a fight with recently displaced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis instead. “We were supposed to meet with...
Via Fight Of The Night
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Thought Anthony Pettis Was Next, Surprised By Matt Brown Booking

When you’ve lost three of your last four fights, with the most recent defeat coming in a lopsided unanimous decision to now-UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, you don’t get the privilege of calling your next opponent. That’s a cold hard fact Nate Diaz (pictured) learned Wednesday when he was surprisingly assigned to Matt Brown. According to Diaz, not only was he under...
Via 5thRound.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New champion Rafael dos Anjos wants Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch

New UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is on a roll. The Brazilian dominated Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, has won four straight bouts and nine out of his last 10.  The only speed bump on his recent record is a decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov one year ago. Dos Anjos admits that it just wasn't his night, against the Russian, and hopes to get a chance to fight him again,...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for March 23, 2015

All Times Eastern BoxingSerie Mundial de Boxeo, Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela vs. United States — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. (delayed) College Baseball San Diego at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. College BasketballMen’sCollege Basketball TournamentQuarterfinals Louisiana-Monroe at Mercer — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Loyola-Chicago — ESPN3, 8...
Via Awful Announcing
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffered Broken Orbital Bone Against Rafael dos Anjos

Anthony Pettis suffered a fractured orbital bone in the first round of his unsuccessful title defense against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 this past Saturday night, but still fought on for the full 25 minutes before losing by unanimous decision on the judges scorecards. Pettis mentioned to his corner a couple of times during the fight that he had an issue with his right eye and in...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffers Broken Orbital Bone In UFC Title Loss

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) said he couldn’t see out of his right eye after Rafael dos Anjos connected on his first punch. That means Pettis fought for nearly 25 minutes with a broken orbital bone in Saturday’s lopsided unanimous decision defeat at UFC 185. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was announced the facial injury will keep Pettis...
Via 5thRound.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis suffers broken orbital bone at UFC 185

Anthony Pettis is anxious to get back in action following a disastrous outing in his last fight at UFC 185 that cost him the lightweight championship, but he's going to have to wait at least six weeks before he can begin walking on his road to redemption. Following a five-round decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos last Saturday, Pettis said that a punch to his eye early in the fight...
Via Fox Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Highlights: Rafael dos Anjos demolishes Anthony Pettis to become UFC lightweight champion

image via FOXSports Now former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ reign would end after 560 days and just one successful defense by the hands of one of the most unlikely champions in UFC history – Rafael dos Anjos. Dos Anjos fought like a true champion from bell to bell putting the pressure on ‘Showtime’ from the get-go. You can enjoy dos Anjos’ handiwork in video form below.
Via hov-mma
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pettis Dynasty Comes to an End as Anthony Loses Title and Sergio Gets TKO’d at UFC 185

Rafael Dos Anjos in the Lightweight Title bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Brothers Anthony (18-3) and Sergio Pettis (12-2) both fought on Saturday night’s fight card at UFC 185, but the outcome was drastically different than what anyone could have expected from the best...
Via The Sports Journal
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos Reveals He Fought Anthony Pettis With Injured Knee

Rafael dos Anjos dominated Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 to become the new lightweight champion on Saturday night with an impressive all-round display, and then revealed that he’d fought the entire fight with a damaged knee. “The day that [the UFC] was shooting the Countdown with me, the same day they were shooting some part of my sparring session, I bumped my knee,” Dos Anjos...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Results: Two new champions crowned in Dallas

Out with the old. In with the new. #1 contenders Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rafael dos Anjos completely dominated now former champions Carla Esparza and Anthony Pettis to earn themselves UFC gold. Neither fight was even close. In the main event of the evening, dos Anjos landed a left hand right on the champions eye that hindered his vision for the remainder of the 25 minute title fight...
Via Fight Booth
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos begins new chapter in UFC’s most talented weight class

  At the conclusion of Saturday night’s final preliminary bout at UFC 185, announcer Joe Rogan and UFC President Dana White broke into a brief discussion about the loaded main card that was to follow in which both praised the many talents of 155-pound king Anthony Pettis, even comparing the relative youngster’s reign over the lightweight division to that of middleweight legend...
Via Sports-Glory
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis’ Defeat Upsetting for UFC

UFC brass will never admit it, but watching 5-1 odds-on favorite Anthony Pettis (pictured) lose his lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos in landslide fashion at UFC 185 was a devastating hit to a company that has been desperately trying to crack the mainstream and is in dire need of superstars. When Pettis initially captured the 155-pound crown by submitting Benson Henderson in...
Via 5thRound.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 185 Post-Fight Interview

Following last night’s UFC 185 event in Texas, Dana White spoke to Ariel Helwani about the night’s big fights. – Dana White was “shocked” that Rafael dos Anjos won, but was very impressed with how dominant he was against Anthony Pettis, particularly after learning post-fight that dos Anjos had a knee injury going into the fight. – He confirms that Pettis did have an...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk walks Anthony Pettis out at UFC 185 and finds out how the other half lives

The last time Anthony Pettis fought in the UFC, former WWE pro wrestler CM Punk was being announced as the latest signee to join the roster before he actually joined him at Duke Roufus' camp in Milwaukee to begin his own journey to the Octagon. Four months later, Punk joined Pettis and Roufus on the walk to the cage at UFC 185 for the main event where the lightweight title was up...
Via Fox Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC title contender makes unpopular Pettis vs. dos Anjos prediction...and it comes true

If the whole 'surging UFC title contender' thing doesn't work out for lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, he may be able to fall back on a career a fortune-telling. Don't believe me? Take a look around. How many people outright predicted that Rafael dos Anjos would not just beat Anthony Pettis, but he would flat out smash the defending lightweight champion? Khabib did it. The Dagestani...
Via Fox Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos Dominated Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 With Injured Knee

Entering the biggest fight of your life with two healthy legs is so overrated… After upsetting Anthony Pettis to capture the lightweight title at UFC 185, Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) revealed he injured his knee three weeks ago, possibly mildly tearing his MCL, and hasn’t been able to grapple until tonight. Dos Anjos hasn’t seen a doctor and thinks surgery won’t be required...
Via 5thRound.com
March 15, 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...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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