ANTHONY PETTIS NEWS

Randa Markos pulls off the upset to start the season

Randa Markos came into this season as one of the lesser known of the other fighters. Even the UFC did not seem to regard her very highly ranking her 14th, matching her up against one of the favorites the 3rd seeded Tecia Torres. The only loss in Markos’ career was to her teammate on the show, Justine Kish, at RFA 12 on AXS TV last January. While Kish won the close battle, Markos...
Via Fight Booth
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Pettis Meets Matt Hober at UFC 181

What’s better than having one Pettis fighting on a UFC card? Having two. The UFC has confirmed bantamweight Sergio Pettis (pictured) will join big brother Anthony Pettis at UFC 181. The younger Pettis meets Matt Hober in the December 6 event inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Of course, Anthony will be co-headlining the festivities when he puts his lightweight...
Via 5thRound.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC champion Anthony Pettis expects to finish Gilbert Melendez in the first round

Anthony Pettis has been quite the busy man lately. “Showtime” is the coach of the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, has been seen doing UFC Q & A’s, won his spot on the Wheaties box, and has even made guest appearances on UFC on FOX shows. Essentially, Pettis has been doing everything besides actually defending his title, and the bevy of contenders are creating a...
Via Fight Hub TV
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC teams up with DC Comics for special poster promoting UFC 181

Look up in the sky - it's a bird - it's a plane - no, it's Anthony Pettis! As the UFC puts the finishing touches on one of the biggest shows of the year that will help close the door on 2014, UFC 181 not only features two title bouts, but the fighters involved also happen to carry a huge presence whenever they step inside the Octagon. In many ways the things UFC fighters...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rowdy Recaps: Bec Rawlings looks back on Episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter

After Team Pe**s's Randa Markos defeated my team "mate" Tecia Torres I thought I was in for a night of Team Pe**s celebrating & was ready to lock myself in the closet with my fellow Skrapettes, the closet was actually a HUUUUGE & was bigger than one of the bedrooms. This soon became our little hideaway room were we talked s**t, played cards & sometimes had...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Episode 1

Well... what better way to start of the season than with a badass 2 hour special :) The first half of the episode shows some of the girls at their homes/gyms which is really cool, every girl on the show has a different background, a really unique story so the show helps you get to know the girls a bit little better. The second half of the episode is our first day in the TUF house...
Via Fox Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Talk: Tecia Torres reveals a first day injury in the competition.

A shocking upset took place on the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter on Wednesday night when No. 14 seed Randa Markos took out No. 3 ranked Tecia Torres to start the competition for the first ever UFC women's strawweight champion. Many pegged Torres as an early favorite to win the entire show, but she came up short in close, hard fought three round decision against Markos...
Via Fox Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Title shot vs. Anthony Pettis would be 'easy money'

Khabib Nurmagomedov obviously wants a title shot, just like any UFC fighter would. But the Dagestani's interest in fighting Anthony Pettis has become personal. Nurmagomedov is annoyed that Pettis doesn't know how to pronounce his name and keeps saying it wrong in interviews. When he recovers from knee surgery, the undefeated Nurmagomedov expects to be the No. 1 contender...
Via Fox Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez discusses TUF 20 and feud with Anthony Pettis

No. 1 ranked UFC lightweight contender and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez is set to return to the Octagon this December for his second crack at UFC gold when he takes on UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at UFC 181. Prior to their title fight, the two men coached opposite one another on the newest season of The Ultimate...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC’s Myles Jury wants to be the best in the world

Myles Jury is doing it his way. Jury, founder of Jury Jiu Jitsu is one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters in the UFC today. Jury is a mixed martial artist with a higher purpose. It’s not about the fame that comes with being one of the most recognized facing in his discipline; it’s about giving back to a sport that has taught him so much. He wants to be the best in...
Via The GM's Perspective
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheaties Fans Select Anthony Pettis As America’s NEXT Box Champion

Wheaties™ Fans Select Anthony Pettis as America’s NEXT Box ChampionPettis wins Wheaties NEXT Challenge and becomes first MMA champion to appear on the iconic cereal boxMINNEAPOLIS — With over 873,000 workouts logged over the last two months in support of the Wheaties NEXT Challenge, America has spoken by selecting UFC ® lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis to be featured nationally...
Via MMAInsider
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: Anthony Pettis Next Wheaties Box Champion

MINNEAPOLIS — With over 873,000 workouts logged over the last two months in support of the Wheaties NEXT Challenge, America has spoken by selecting UFC ® lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis to be featured nationally on the famed Wheaties box. This marks the first time in the cereal’s 91-year history that Wheaties put the power in the hands of the voters to choose the next...
Via BadCulture
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis will be on the cover of a Wheaties box

Michael Jordan, Lou Gehrig, Michael Phelps, Muhammad Ali, Barry Sanders, Mia Hamm, Wayne Gretzky and UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis now have something in common. Pettis is the latest athlete to be awarded the coveted cover of the Wheaties box. Pettis is the first mixed martial arts athlete in history to don the Wheaties box, so this is a pretty historic day...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 177 Q&A with Anthony Pettis and Urijah Faber (Video)

With the UFC returning to pay-per-view tomorrow for the UFC 177 event, the festivities are set to kick off today with the UFC 177 fan Q&A and the official weigh-ins afterwards. UFC 177 will be held in Sacramento, California at the Sleep Train Arena. Considering that Sacramento is home to Team Alpha Male, which holds slots in the main and co-main event tomorrow night, Urijah Faber...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 177: Dillashaw Favored in Rematch against Barao

It will be a busy August in the UFC, leading up to UFC 177 on August 30, and the much anticipated rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao for the UFC Bantamweight title. Dillashaw (11-2-0) is an early -150 favorite in UFC online betting to retain the title he took from Barao (34-2-0) in stunning fashion at UFC 173. A +550 underdog entering that fight, Dillashaw dominated Barao...
Via Between The Ropes
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Benson Henderson Takes Exception to Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez ‘Selling’ Fight

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez have access to a national television audience for several weeks while serving as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ to promote their December 6 showdown. However, it appears the two don’t think that’s enough time and exposure to sell their scrap. According to Melendez, Pettis suggested they manufacture...
Via 5thRound.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Anthony Pettis Starring In New Reebok ZJet Advert

UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently announced a sponsorship deal with Reebok and he’s now the star of a new commercial for the famous sporting brand’s new ZJet trainers which you can check out below. After an injury layoff Pettis is currently featuring as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 opposite Gilbert Melendez who he’ll then go on to fight in the co...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Vs Gilbert Melendez Title Fight Confirmed For UFC 181

A highly anticipated lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez has now been ‘tentatively’ confirmed for UFC 181 on December 6th. It was the champion himself who broke the news, with Pettis stating on The MMA Hour show this past Monday that the event will take place in Las Vegas, though the venue has not yet been announced. Pettis and Melendez are currently...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pettis vs Melendez Scheduled for UFC 181 on December 6th

UFC fighter Anthony Pettis has all the tools to be the UFC’s next mega star but he hasn’t fought since he beat Benson Henderson for the Lightweight championship in August of 2013. Pettis is finally healed from injury and his opponent, and fellow coach on “The Ultimate Fighter’ season 20, Gilbert Melendez is ready to challenge him. Pettis announced that the fight between him...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Defends Title Against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) will make his first title defense when he battles Gilbert Melendez on December 6. That date is currently set for UFC 181 at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pettis announced his schedule on today’s edition of “The MMA Hour.” UFC president Dana White previously stated the 155-pounders would collide at their...
Via 5thRound.com
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Full Cast For The Ultimate Fighter 20 Revealed

It was announced a few months back that the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter would be a season contested of just women. Filming for the season began earlier this week and here are the 16 women who will be competing to become the first UFC strawweight champion. -Heather Jo Clark -Emily Kagan -Aisling Daly -Lisa Ellis -Carla Esparza -Felice Herrig -Randa Markos -Alex Chambers -Joanne...
Via Between The Ropes
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Signs With Reebok; In the Voting for 2015 Wheaties Box Cover

Anthony Pettis may very well be the brightest of UFC’s young stars. He was injured in his UFC title winning match but his star has just continued to rise. Last week Pettis signed a deal with Reebok to promote their new ZJet running shoe; he’s only the third MMA fighter to ever sign with the brand. “As a leading fitness brand, Reebok is very excited to team up with UFC lightweight...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Champion Anthony Pettis Signs with Reebok

Anthony Pettis (pictured) has yet to defend his UFC lightweight title, but that hasn’t stopped Pettis from landing two major endorsement deals. One week after signing with Wheaties, Reebok has announced they have also brought Pettis on board. The athletic apparel brand will use Pettis to help promote their new ZJet sneaker. “As a leading fitness brand, Reebok is very excited...
Via 5thRound.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 182 Will Be First Event Of 2015

Usually the UFC airs their year end show the last Saturday of the year. We are in for a change, as the company announced that UFC 182 will air on Saturday, January 3 of 2015 with Las Vegas, Nevada the expected destination. The reason for the switch is that Saturday, December 27 is two days after Christmas. No fight have been announced for the card yet, but it has been expected that...
Via Between The Ropes
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Joins Team Wheaties

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis joins the likes of Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan as a member of the Wheaties cereal brand athletes. Alex Ramirez – June 25, 2014 The cereal most famous for endorsing world-class athletes has added a UFC fighter its roll call of champions. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is now an official member of  “Team Wheaties”, the General...
Via Overtime
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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