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The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned

For the first time in the storied history of The Ultimate Fighter, a champion will be crowned when the season is complete as an all female cast of the best 115-pound fighters in the world live, train and fight to determine who will win the new UFC women's strawweight title. Coached by UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1 contender Gilbert Melendez, the historic season...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Castillo: 'With 8 weeks preparation, I could beat anyone in the world'

As Danny Castillo approaches his 19th fight between the UFC and WEC and having just celebrated his 35th birthday, he knows the time is ticking on his opportunity to make a run at the top of the lightweight division. Castillo got a late start in the sport after competing in wrestling in college and didn't have his first fight until he was 28 years old. He made it to the WEC after...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Bobby Green only sensible option for both

In the weeks leading up to Saturday night’s main event showdown between Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 49, regardless of the method, nearly all of the pre-fight predictions had the former lightweight champ defeating the Brazilian on his way to earning a third shot at Anthony Pettis and a chance to reclaim the 155-pound title. But instead of defying the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos blasts Benson Henderson with shocking 1st round KO

Fifteen fights into his UFC career, Rafael dos Anjos finally earned his first main event and he certainly made the most of it with a blistering performance to knock out former uFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the first round. Despite his No. 5 ranking going into the night, dos Anjos was a decided underdog to Henderson and with good reason.  Throughout his UFC and WEC...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch: UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos

The UFC will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time ever this weekend with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson looking for his third win in a row when he faces No. 5 ranked Rafael dos Anjos, who would love nothing more than to take out the top ranked contender in the division and make his way towards an eventual title shot. In addition to the fight between Henderson...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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

Anthony Pettis Lands Endorsement Deal With Wheaties

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has landed himself a high profile endorsement deal with the famous ‘Wheaties’ brand. Pettis is now officially a member of ‘Team Wheaties’ and could potentially feature on the cover of ‘The Breakfast Of Champions’ cereal. Other famous stars who’ve been featured by Wheaties in the past include Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Michael...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Options limited for Benson Henderson following win over Rustam Khabilov

On Saturday night, lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov took center stage in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42, and the result did little to clarify the 155-pound picture. The second-ranked lightweight prior to Saturday, Henderson entered the fight hoping to earn another crack at the belt taken from him by Anthony Pettis last August...
Via Sports-Glory
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson-Khalbilov headlines promising card at UFC Fight Night 42

On Saturday night, MMA’s leading promotion will return stateside after spending last weekend abroad when UFC Fight Night lands in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a main card that’s stacked with a ton of fan-friendly potential centered around the smaller weight classes. In the evening’s man event, former lightweight champ Benson Henderson will look to make it two straight after...
Via Sports-Glory
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo vs Anthony Pettis in New ‘EA Sports UFC’ Gameplay Video

Here is the first full gameplay video from ‘EA Sports UFC’ video game which is set to hit stores on June 17th for both Xbox One and PS4. The video stars UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo and lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. Many MMA fans would love to see this fight happen in real life but for now this video will have to hold us over.
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

EA Sports UFC Gameplay: Jose Aldo Vs Anthony Pettis

The footage for the upcoming EA Sports UFC game is starting to come thick and fast and if you’re at all interested in it then this is the one you’ve been waiting for – a full round of gameplay footage with Jose Aldo taking on Anthony Pettis. If you like what you see then the game is available to buy on June 17th for the next-gen XBoxOne and PS4 consoles. —
Via Fight Of The Night
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

EA Sports UFC Gameplay Series: ‘Pettis vs. Aldo’ Round 1

If you want to see Anthony Pettis fight anytime soon, this just may be  your best bet. The only negative I can come up with in regards to this EA Sports UFC sneak peak is that Bruce Buffer’s intro (almost 3 minutes) seems to be in slow motion. Buffer is better than this. And in the world of gaming (short attention span central) you may want to speed that up. This is just me being...
Via Fight Booth
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White: Anthony Pettis is the UFC’s Next Superstar, If…

What typically separates stars from superstars is what’s commonly referred to as the “it” factor. It’s that je ne sais quoi that draws people to them each time they take center stage. UFC president Dana White believes lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) has the “it” factor. At the same time, his “it” is often overshadowed by the “if” factor – as...
Via 5thRound.com
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs José Aldo – Unreleased Pros’ Picks – Who would win?

With this fight havign been scheduled only to be cancelled/postponed, we thought we’d go ahead and release this pros’ picks video where fellow UFC fighters call it as they see it for the potential superfight between José Aldo and Anthony Pettis.
Via MMAinterviews
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis to defend UFC lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez on December 27

When Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez were named coaches for an upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, the assumption was that the two would eventually fight for Pettis’ UFC lightweight title. Now that bout has a scheduled date. According to Sherdog, it was announced that Pettis and Melendez would fight for the title at UFC’s final card of 2014. While not official, the card...
Via Players View
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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