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7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos avoids knee surgery but nose repairs require operation

New UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos walked into his fight last Saturday night against Anthony Pettis with a laundry list of injuries and still managed to dominate the fight for five rounds to win the title at UFC 185. Just after the fight was over, it was revealed that dos Anjos suffered a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament) in his knee about three weeks out...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Rafael dos Anjos has my belt

Prior to UFC 185 this past weekend, there weren't too many people picking Rafael dos Anjos to beat Anthony Pettis, much less smash him over the course of five rounds, but top ranked contender Khabib Nurmagomedov saw it coming from a mile away. The Russian lightweight, who was originally in line to face Pettis if not for an injury that forced him out of action for an extended period...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos: Rematch with Khabib would be different than first fight

Rafael dos Anjos may be the new UFC lightweight champion after his stunning upset of Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, last week, but he's still got a recent loss looming over him. "I still have that loss against Khabib," he recently told MMAFighting. Eleven months ago, undefeated contender Khabib Nurmagomedov beat the Brazilian by decision. The Russian has a May fight against the surging...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone: 'Khabib is getting under my skin'

On Saturday, the UFC got a new lightweight champion in Rafael dos Anjos. Dominant as the Brazilian looked against defending champ Anthony Pettis, his win also gave title hopes to at least a couple other top lightweights. Khabib Nurmagomedov, for one, beat dos Anjos not a year ago. He no doubt feels that his chance at becoming world champ are at an all-time high. Of course, he'll...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Soundtrack to UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos - the walkout songs

UFC 185 was not only one of the most historic nights in the history of the sport, but the show also featured a huge array of walkout songs from the fighters performing on Saturday night in Dallas.  There was a real international flavor to the show thanks to new UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos using an artist from his native Brazil while new women's strawweight champion...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails for UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos

UFC 185 will go down as one of the most shocking night of fights in all 2015 after two champions were dethroned and an undercard that featured seven fights with finishes in every single bout. Rafael dos Anjos made mince meat out of Anthony Pettis over the course of five rounds to become the new UFC lightweight champion while Joanna Jedrzejczyk needed less than 10 minutes to put Carla...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos' win proves the lightweight division is the most stacked in the UFC

Prior to UFC 185 on Saturday night in Dallas, Anthony Pettis made a comment about his standing in the mythical pound-for-pound rankings in relation to other divisions in the promotion. At the time, Pettis was touting his own status as one of the best fighters in the world, but after losing a lopsided decision to Rafael dos Anjos, his words hold true on another level entirely. "The...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dos Anjos, Jedrzejczyk, Pearson and Dariush Bonuses at UFC 185

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Rafael dos Anjos (pictured), Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Ross Pearson and Beneil Dariush each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos.” Once again, the UFC opted to skip awarding anyone “Fight of the Night” and decided to hand out four “Performance...
Via 5thRound.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rafael dos Anjos Dominates Anthony Pettis to Win UFC Lightweight Championship Belt

Whenever a championship belt is on the line you hope to see a heck of a fight between a guy that wants to do everything possibly not to lose and a guy that will do everything possible to win it. That is not quite what fans at UFC 185 in Dallas got when Anthony Pettis (defending lightweight champion) stepped in to the Octagon with Rafael dos Anjos. Instead, what they saw was dos Anjos...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dos Anjos embarrasses Anthony Pettis

Rafael dos Anjos manhandled a hapless Anthony Pettis over five rounds to become the new lightweight champion at UFC 185.
Via Philly Sports Live
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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