ANTHONY PETTIS NEWS

‘UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos’ Official Event Poster

The UFC returns to American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on March 14. Guess who the star of the “SHOW” is? None other than lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, if you couldn’t tell by the billboard above. Pettis puts his strap up for grabs against top contender Rafael dos Anjos in the pay-per-view’s featured contest. It will be a double-header on the...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 185: Pettis vs dos Anjos Fight Card

UFC 185: Pettis vs dos Anjos Mar 14, 2015 American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC 185: Pettis vs dos Anjos Fight Card   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Lightweight Championship: Anthony Pettis – champion (18-2, #1 ranked lightweight) vs Rafael dos Anjos (23-7, #3 ranked lightweight) UFC Women’s Strawweight...
Via MMA Manifesto
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Promo

The first promo for UFC 185 has arrived highlighting the fact that there’ll be two titles on the line in Texas as lightweight champion Anthony Pettis faces Rafael dos Anjos and strawweight No.1 Carla Esparza fights Joanna Jedrzejczyk, while not forgetting that Johny Hendricks will also go up against Matt Brown on the main card. —
Via Fight Of The Night
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Dos Anjos says he'll stop Anthony Pettis

Rafael Dos Anjos has been an underdog so often, that he now takes confidence from the tag. The Brazilian lightweight was an underdog against former champ Benson Henderson, and managed to knock "Smooth" out last August. Dos Anjos was an underdog again last month against Nate Diaz but dominated the former title challenger to win his third straight fight. Now, Dos Anjos is looking forward...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Offers Insightful Assessment Into Jon Jones Situation

Everyone has been pitching in with their take on Jon Jones situation since he checked into a rehab center earlier in the week after testing positive for cocaine prior to UFC 182, but few have been insightful as the one offered by Anthony Pettis. They say you shouldn’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes and with that in mind perhaps Pettis is uniquely qualified...
Via Fight Of The Night
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 185: Anthony Pettis to defend his title against Rafael dos Anjos in Dallas

via UFC After a year between fights due to injuries and filming TUF 20, Anthony Pettis will have a much quicker turnaround for his 2nd UFC title defense. The Wheaties cover boy will defend his strap against 17-fight UFC vet Rafael dos Anjos in a fight that will serve as the headliner for UFC 185. Ariel Helwani broke the news during the preliminary portion of tonight’s UFC 182...
Via Fight Booth
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos

UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos When: March 14th, 2015 Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT) Who: Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Anthony Pettis (UFC lightweight champion)
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael Dos Anjos Headlines UFC 185

During Saturday’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas, it was announced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) will defend his throne against top contender Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185. The 155-pounders will headline the March 14 event, which will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Pettis will be riding a five-fight winning streak into the shootout. He...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC 185 in Dallas

Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis wanted to stay busy in 2015 and it appears he'll get his wish as he faces Rafael dos Anjos in the newly announced main event for UFC 183 taking place March 14 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. The announcement was made during the UFC 182 prelims airing on FOX Sports 1. Pettis (18-2) missed most of 2014 due to a knee injury as well...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk to train with Anthony Pettis, Roufusport ahead of UFC debut

Ever since UFC signed former WWE pro wrestler Phil Brooks, the MMA world has been interested in knowing who “CM Punk” would fight, when he would make his UFC debut, and where he would train. While we are still uncertain with the two former questions, the latter has been answered recently by UFC president Dana White. During a conversation on FOX Sports Live, White noted that...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

CM Punk To Train At Roufusport With Anthony Pettis

CM Punk has finally settled on a training camp as he gets ready to attempt a transition from professional wrestling to mixed martial arts ahead of his UFC debut sometime next year. “[CM Punk has] now picked a training camp,” UFC president Dana White revealed on FOX Sports Live. “I’m pretty sure he’s going to be training with Anthony Pettis, the 155-pound champion and his...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC champ Anthony Pettis gives his mom a house and a car for Christmas

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis grew up in Milwaukee with his mother supporting his every move from the time he was born until the time he became one of the best fighters in the world. Losing his dad several years ago, Pettis has done everything in his power to make things easier on his mom, who is not only his family but his biggest fan as well. So this Christmas fresh off...
Via Fox Sports
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

'Cowboy' Cerrone to Anthony Pettis: "I'll see you again"

As UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was gearing up for his return to the Octagon a few weeks ago at UFC 182 he was doing his best to remind everybody watching why he was not only the best 155-pounder on the planet, but also the most lethal. Sitting out for over a year seemed to leave a foggy impression in some people's minds, so Pettis touted a few of his more infamous wins...
Via Fox Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis plots the course for three fights in 2015

Following an injury riddled 2014 campaign, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is setting his sights on staying very busy with at least three fights next year. The king at 155-pounds is fresh off his win over Gilbert Melendez at UFC 182 and Pettis is already champing at the bit to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, Pettis texted UFC president Dana White...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 14, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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...
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December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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...
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December 08, 2014  |  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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December 08, 2014  |  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
December 07, 2014  |  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
December 07, 2014  |  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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December 07, 2014  |  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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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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