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Rafael dos Anjos To Get Lightweight Title Shot Says Dana White

Rafael dos Anjos impressed on Saturday night at UFC On FOX 13 with a dominant unanimous decision victory against Nate Diaz and according to Dana White he’ll now get a title shot against current champion Anthony Pettis. ““Just for the record, [Pettis] texted me after the fight and said, ‘Wow, [dos Anjos] murdered him,” White stated at the UFC On FOX 13 post-fight press conference...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos will get the next lightweight title shot versus Anthony Pettis

Rafael dos Anjos made a very strong statement to the rest of the lightweight division on Saturday night as he put on a masterful performance to beat up and dominate Nate Diaz for three consecutive round on his way to lopsided decision win. Following the fight, dos Anjos wasted no time asking the UFC for a title shot.  Dos Anjos has gone 8-1 over his past nine fights including wins...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Afternooner for December 12

(The Afternooner is your daily dose of news and tidbits from across the combat sports landscape.) -Contributor: Ben Kohn   Hey guys! Today is my brother’s birthday, he’s now 22. He’s also going to be married in a few months. Cool story right? Anyway happy birthday bro. Now welcome to the Afternooner, I’m your host Ben Kohn and I’ll be sexing you today with the combat sports...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis: 'I'm entering my prime'

It had been nearly a year and a half since UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had made that walk from the back to the Octagon. Even so, as he made it last Saturday at UFC 181 to fight Gilbert Melendez, it felt as right as it ever had. "Man, I felt at home, I felt so comfortable," he tells FOX Sports while back home in Milwaukee, days after his successful title defense. "I thought...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Dos Anjos: 'If I beat Diaz, I deserve a title shot'

Rafael Dos Anjos (22-7) is a humble guy. As such, the surging lightweight knows that there is one man ahead of him in search for a UFC 155 pound title shot. "Khabib [Nurmagomedov] beat me, but he has a little bit of an injury now," he tells us when asked who deserves the next shot at champion Anthony Pettis. Since that decision loss to the Russian last April, however, the 30 year...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

1. Anthony Pettis: After fifteen months, Pettis retained his title as the best lightweight on the planet and submitted Gilbert Melendez for the first time in his career. 2. Herica Tiburcio: Pulled a major upset over one of the best female fighters on Earth with a guillotine choke over Michelle Waterson to become the Invicta Atomweight champion. 3. Robbie Lawler: Well, you can debate...
Via Undercard Superstar
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis gets six-month medical suspension, assures fans he is fine

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is one of the most electrifying men in the sport of mixed martial arts today. After a 15 month layoff, Pettis returned in top form against former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez, finishing him in the second round via guillotine choke. The win was Pettis’ first UFC title defense, and the champ looked better than ever. With such...
Via Fight Hub TV
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181 Medical Suspensions

Amongst the notable fighters listed on the UFC 181 medical suspensions list is injury-prone lightweight champion Anthony Pettis who had a suspected broken hand following his victory against Gilbert Melendez on Saturday night. However, Pettis himself has since confirmed on Twitter that “my hand is fine!”. Given that he’d spent 16 months out prior to his fight at the weekend...
Via Fight Of The Night
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is UFC’s signing of CM Punk a guaranteed slam dunk?

The MMA world was set abuzz on Saturday night, but not because of the two title fights that headlined UFC 181. Yeah, the successful title defense by Anthony Pettis and controversial title win by Robbie Lawler generated discussion, but the real talking point that came out of the evening was the announcement that the UFC had signed former WWE superstar CM Punk to a contract. Punk wouldn’t...
Via Awful Announcing
8 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...
Via Fight Booth
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What is a Wheaties box really worth?

This past week the sport of mixed martial arts took another major step in recognition and acceptance when UFC lightweight (155 lbs.) champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis was the latest athlete featured on the cover of a Wheaties box. Some may look at this and say, what is the big deal; it’s just a box of cereal? However, it isn’t just a box of cereal, it’s Wheaties; so the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Pettis shines and Hendricks falters in return from injuries

Two long-injured champions made their return to the cage at UFC 181. While Johny Hendricks came up short, Anthony Pettis lived up to his name "Showtime." The post UFC 181: Return Of The Injured appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181 Videos and Results Lawler and Pettis Champions

Main card Weight class Method Round Time Notes Welterweight Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks (c) Decision (split) (48-47, 47-48, 49-46) 5 5:00 [a] Lightweight Anthony Pettis (c) def. Gilbert Melendez Submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:53 [b] Heavyweight Travis Browne def. Brendan Schaub TKO (punches) 1 4:50 Heavyweight Todd Duffee def. Anthony Hamilton KO (punch) 1 […]
Via MMA PRIME
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2

UFC 181 delivered on Saturday night for any number of reasons, but at the top of the list were two title fights which saw Robbie Lawler claim UFC gold for the first time in his 13 year career while Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis legitimized his title reign with a successful defense over Gilbert Melendez. Things got a little personal in the pre-fight hype, but Travis Brown settled things...
Via Fox Sports
10 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...
Via Fight Of The Night
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler / Anthony Pettis UFC 181 Post-Fight Interviews

Robbie Lawler became the new UFC welterweight champion last night while Anthony Pettis successfully defending his lightweight title for the first time and you can watch what both men had to say about their big wins in their post-fight Octagon interviews with Joe Rogan below. — Robbie Lawler: Anthony Pettis:
Via Fight Of The Night
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was the preliminary encounter between Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar which found Pettis in trouble early before quickly rallying and dominating the later rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory. Earning a ‘Performance...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Submits Gilbert Melendez to Retain Title (Video Highlights)

Anthony Pettis (pictured) promised he’d finish Gilbert Melendez within the first round at UFC 181. That Pettis is such a liar… Oh well, he made up for it in the second stanza by submitting Melendez with a slick guillotine choke. The unfortunate thing for Melendez is, he was executing the perfect game plan up until the tap out. He wasn’t scared to stand up with Pettis just...
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10 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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pettis submits Melendez in two at UFC 181

LAS VEGAS --- Anthony Pettis showed once more that he's more than a flashy striker, by becoming the first fighter to ever submit Gilbert Melendez, in their UFC lightweight title fight Saturday night. Melendez took it to Pettis with a smart and aggressive game plan, throughout the first round of their UFC 181 co-main event. Melendez punched his way to the inside against Pettis and...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Total Sports Blog
10 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. ...
Via Fight Of The Night
10 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Complete Betting Odds

Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks remains a steady 2-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title against Robbie Lawler tonight in UFC 181′s featured attraction, so let’s take a closer look at Saturday’s co-main event between lightweight champ Anthony Pettis (pictured) and Gilbert Melendez. Despite his 16-month layoff due to knee surgery, Pettis is nearly a 3-1 favorite to beat...
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11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UFC 181 Embedded Episodes 3 & 4

On episode #3 of UFC 181 Embedded, the mood is light as the stars of the fight card arrive in Las Vegas, including heavyweight foes Brendan Schaub and Travis Browne. Main event star and welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and opponent Robbie Lawler both spend some downtime shopping at very different retailers. Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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