ANTHONY PETTIS NEWS

Anthony Pettis’ injury opening doors for fellow contenders

Last week, an injury suffered by Anthony Pettis forced the former lightweight champ to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at UFC on Fox 16 on July 25th, and along with the recent injury to Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC’s deepest division has now temporarily lost two of it’s top contenders within the last two weeks. As a result of the division’s latest loss...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Out; Edson Barboza Vs Myles Jury Now In At UFC On FOX 16

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming fight with Myles Jury at UFC On FOX 16 on July 25th. The injury is serious enough that Pettis will now have to undergo surgery. At this stage there’s no word on how long he’ll be out for, but no doubt the injury-prone 28 year-old will be frustrated by having...
Via Fight Of The Night
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Injured (Again), Edson Barboza In At UFC on FOX 16 Against Myles Jury

It’s a good thing Khabib Nurmagomedov is hurt right now, otherwise he’d really be laying into former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured). Late Thursday night, Fox Sports Live reported Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that will force the injury-prone Pettis from his July 25 tango against Myles Jury. Edson Barboza has agreed to step in and co-headline UFC on...
Via 5thRound.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC injury bug bites again – Pettis out, Barboza in against Jury at UFC on FOX 16

2012 KO of the Year winner Edson Barboza is always just one strike away from $50K “Showtime” fans will have to wait a little longer to see Anthony Pettis (18-3) make his return to the cage. As reported by FOX Sports Live just moments ago, Pettis will not be able to fight Reebok poster boy Myles Jury (15-1) due to an elbow injury that will set the former champion back until later...
Via Fight Booth
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis injured; Edson Barboza faces Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury in training forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25. Edson Barboza has stepped up and will replace Pettis in the fight with Jury. The announcement was made via FOX Sports Live on Thursday night. Pettis was returning to action for the...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis to Khabib Nurmagomedov: Karma is a b*tch

After it was announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov had re-injured his knee and would not compete against Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 for a shot at the lightweight championship, former champ Anthony Pettis wasted little time in taunting the Russian on Twitter. After Pettis won the lightweight title, he suffered repeated injuries and had to wait over a year to fight again, before making...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Gets Latest Laugh On Khabib Nurmagomedov

As the old adage goes, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Why? Because, well, as Anthony Pettis (pictured) puts it, karma will come back and bite you in the arse. Shortly after catching wind that Khabib Nurmagomedov suffered an injury that would force him out of his highly-anticipated UFC 187 showdown against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Pettis took...
Via 5thRound.com
26 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
April 15, 2015  |  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
April 14, 2015  |  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
April 09, 2015  |  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
April 09, 2015  |  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
April 06, 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

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
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
MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Cano's slump: The good news, bad news

Disappointments of the MLB season

UGA wants SEC to ban transfers with misconduct issues

Long's great reaction to Bears releasing McDonald

Crazy stats from the NBA Playoffs

WATCH: Curry leaves game after nasty fall

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Is Dellavedova a dirty player?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.