Pettis fired up about getting back into the cage, ASAP

Sources close to former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis tell UFC Tonight that he is itching to get back into the Octagon as soon as possible after losing a decision to Eddie Alvarez on Sunday."Showtime" was hoping to get back into title contention after losing the 155lbs top spot last March at UFC 185 to Rafael Dos Anjos, but instead was frustrated with a wrestling-heavy winning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fast Fall Of Anthony Pettis

Nearly 30 months ago, Anthony Pettis (pictured) was on top of the MMA world after submitting Benson Henderson in under one round to capture the UFC lightweight title. A Reebok sponsorship soon followed. This was long before Reebok signed an exclusive six-year deal to become the UFC’s exclusive apparel provider. Then of course, the Wheaties box. For an athlete, there’s really...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

My Top Three Moments Of UFC Fight Night 81

UFC Fight Night 81 is in the books and it was a fantastic night of fights. The main card delivered, The Fox Sports 1 prelims delivered, and even the UFC Fight Pass prelims delivered! Was it an incredibly long night of fights? Sure. Could I have DVR’d it and skipped through the roughly four hours of commercials? Absolutely. But I am glad that I didn’t. Instead I settled in for...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Boston: Eddie Alvarez Upsets Anthony Pettis By Split Decision

BOSTON — Eddie Alvarez provided the most stunning upset of the UFC Fight Night Boston card with a win by split-decision over Anthony Pettis in the co-main event. Alvarez defeats Pettis. Here are the scorecards from the judges: 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 — Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNESN) January 18, 2016 Pettis entered this fight as the No. 1 ranked challenger to the lightweight...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez grinds Pettis en route to decision win, calls for title shot

Eddie Alvarez showed up smart, in shape, and sharp and earned the biggest win of his long career, Sunday, against Anthony Pettis. The two action lightweights were vying for dibs on the next title shot and fought hard for three-straight rounds. 29-28 Alvarez 29-28 In the end, Alvarez successfully mixed boxing and wrestling to stifle Pettis and win a split decision. Scores were 29...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Anthony Pettis By Split Decision At UFC Fight Night 81

Eddie Alvarez opted to grind his way to victory tonight with clinch work and takedowns against Anthony Pettis tonight at UFC Fight Night 81 and it proved to be a successful strategy, leading him to a split decision victory. Round One: Alvarez pulls out of an early kick attempt. He does land a leg kick […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Boston Predictions, Odds For Every Fight On Card

The wait is over. UFC has returned to Boston with an excellent card, including two main events, one of which could be the best bantamweight title fight in the sport’s history. That bout is between reigning champion TJ Dillashaw and former champion Dominick Cruz. The trash talk between them has been intense, with Dillashaw going as far to say he’s going to “retire” Cruz with...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 81 Pre-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find UFC Fight Night 81 pre-fight interviews with a number of the stars of Sunday night’s show in Boston. — TJ Dillashaw: Dominick Cruz: Anthony Pettis: Eddie Alvarez: Travis Browne: Matt Mitrione: Paul Felder: Props:
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Using Title Defeat To Learn, Bounce Back Vs. Eddie Alvarez

BOSTON — Anthony Pettis has a lot at stake entering UFC Fight Night 81. He lost his lightweight title belt to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March of last year and hasn’t stepped into the octagon since. The defeat was a difficult experience, one that forced him to make a lot of changes, both to the team around him and in his preparation for fights. “There was so much I learned...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Enters UFC Fight Night Boston Motivated After Previous Loss

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is a changed man. He can still jump off the cage and kick someone in the head, can submit fighters who don’t make a habit of getting submitted, and, at 28, he may not even be in his prime yet. Yet as he prepares his Sunday co-main event against Eddie Alvarez in Boston, he’s not the same person he was when he fought Rafael dos Anjos...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Looks To Reclaim Superstar Status

Anthony Pettis (pictured) was all set up to receive the Ronda Rousey treatment from the UFC en route to superstardom. Given his youth, flashy fight game, charisma and good looks, the UFC put their massive marketing machine behind Pettis. Shortly after capturing the lightweight title in August 2013, Pettis was the UFC’s first athlete to score an individual sponsorship deal with...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pettis, Alvarez 'welcome' Conor McGregor's arrival at lightweight

Conor McGregor will likely pursue his goal to become a two weight class champion with his next fight and even two contenders who he likely leapfrogged over to get his title shot aren't really complaining about his arrival.McGregor is expected to face Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197 one fight after winning the featherweight title from Jose Aldo at UFC 194 this past December. If McGregor...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Khabib Nurmagomedov getting healthy, hopes to face Pettis vs. Alvarez winner

Khabib Nurmagomedov is slowly working his way back and he'd like to face the winner of the upcoming fight between Anthony Pettis and Eddie Alvarez when he's finally ready to return.Nurmagomedov is arguably the best lightweight in the world who isn't holding the title currently and considering he holds a win over champion Rafael dos Anjos he might even stake a claim to the top spot...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Stephens: I'm going to dominate Max Holloway and take his spot

Prior to his fight against Anthony Pettis in 2011, Jeremy Stephens needed a training partner who could emulate the flashy style the former WEC champion might display when they finally met in the Octagon at UFC 136.Stephens' manager found a young Hawaiian kid named Max Holloway, who was a phenomenal kickboxer with long reach and a versatile arsenal to imitate Pettis in training sessions...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sergio Pettis wants to fight Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka got more than the Dublin crowd's attention last week when he submitted hometown hero Patrick Holohan in a thrilling main event, via submission -- he also got that of Sergio Pettis, the brother of former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.UFC Tonight reports that Sergio wants to fight Smolka, according to his manager Abraham Kawa.Pettis has won three out of his last...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis: I'm not impressed with Eddie Alvarez

Rafael dos Anjos recently taunted the man he beat last March to become UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, by mentioning that he was going to help Donald Cerrone as the "Cowboy" prepared to challenge the Brazilian for his belt this Dec. Pettis, who fought and beat Cerrone in 2013, flat-out denied that he would ever help Cerrone out at a recent UFC fan question and answer session...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis refutes 'Cowboy' Cerrone's recent comments

Anthony Pettis wants nothing more than revenge against Rafael dos Anjos, but he refutes some recent comments made by Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone about his feelings towards the current lightweight champion. Cerrone mentioned while he was appearing on The Joe Rogan podcast that he spoke to Pettis recently and the former king at 155 pounds said that he would help train him for the upcoming...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos: Anthony Pettis is confused

When Rafael dos Anjos upset then UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis last March with a dominating decision, he shocked the MMA world. According to the new champion, he may have also given enough of a beating to "Showtime" to confuse the former title-holder. "He wants to help Cerrone, he wants a rematch with me, he wants to drop to 145 to fight McGregor. I think he's kind of confused...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis And Eddie Alvarez Meet In Boston

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) and Eddie Alvarez were both down to dance, and now it appears the UFC is prepared to arrange the tango.On Friday, Alvarez announced on Twitter that he and Pettis will collide in Boston.“it’s official , at first I just wanted the guy , now I got location too , thank you @ufc @danawhite , gonna blow the roof off Beantown!!...
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Vs Eddie Alvarez Considered For UFC Fight Night 81 In January

According to Brazilian site Combate, the UFC are currently eyeing a potentially explosive lightweight encounter between Anthony Pettis and Eddie Alvarez for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston on January 17th. Pettis has been out of action since losing the lightweight title to Rafael Dos Anjos back in March. As has often the case for the 28 year-old it was injury woes that have kept him...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis: I will be ready to fill in for a December title fight if needed

Anthony Pettis lost his UFC lightweight belt to Rafael dos Anjos earlier this year in a shockingly one-sided affair. Speaking with Inside MMA recently, "Showtime" said he believes the biggest reasons for his loss were dos Anjos' power and his own wrong mind-set. "It's more of a mind-set thing. I'd never gotten hit in the face like that ever before in my life. It was more of a mental...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Targeting Return To Octagon Before End Of 2015

Injury-prone former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis told the ‘Inside MMA’ show on AXS TV this week that he’s hoping to fight again in the Octagon before the end of 2015 after recovering from an elbow injury. Pettis is currently targeting the end of year ‘UFC On FOX 17′ show which just so happens to be headlined by the next lightweight title bout between the man who...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk hoping for December UFC debut

Ever since he shocked the world and signed on to fight in the UFC, the sports world has wondered when former WWE star CM Punk would make his mixed martial arts debut. On Thursday, Punk (whose real name is Phil Brooks) told that he was hoping to make his debut for the promotion in December. The 36-year-old Punk has been training in Milwaukee at Roufusport Academy since December...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos plans move to welterweight

Whenever an underdog beats a favorite in dominant fashion, as Rafael dos Anjos did earlier this year to then-UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, the shock to the rest of the world can be so sharp that there's a temptation to credit the whole happening to luck. Usually, such detractions are simply absurd. Though he's currently recovering from injuries, the new champion dos Anjos...
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June 03, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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