Former UFC champ Anthony Pettis planning drop to featherweight

Currently on a three-fight losing streak which included the loss of his UFC lightweight title, former champion Anthony Pettis is looking to get his career back on track. In order to do that, he has revealed his plans to drop ten pounds to the featherweight division. Pettis, who will be working with notable nutritionist Mike Dolce, announced his plans to drop a weight class on social...
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June 08, 2016  |  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 no...
January 19, 2016  |  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 defeated him...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffered Broken Orbital Bone Against Rafael dos Anjos

Anthony Pettis suffered a fractured orbital bone in the first round of his unsuccessful title defense against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 this past Saturday night, but still fought on for the full 25 minutes before losing by unanimous decision on the judges scorecards. Pettis mentioned to his corner a couple of times during the fight that he had an issue with his right eye and in...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffers Broken Orbital Bone In UFC Title Loss

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) said he couldn’t see out of his right eye after Rafael dos Anjos connected on his first punch. That means Pettis fought for nearly 25 minutes with a broken orbital bone in Saturday’s lopsided unanimous decision defeat at UFC 185. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was announced the facial injury will keep Pettis out...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos Reveals He Fought Anthony Pettis With Injured Knee

Rafael dos Anjos dominated Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 to become the new lightweight champion on Saturday night with an impressive all-round display, and then revealed that he’d fought the entire fight with a damaged knee. “The day that [the UFC] was shooting the Countdown with me, the same day they were shooting some part of my sparring session, I bumped my knee,” Dos Anjos revealed...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis’ Defeat Upsetting for UFC

UFC brass will never admit it, but watching 5-1 odds-on favorite Anthony Pettis (pictured) lose his lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos in landslide fashion at UFC 185 was a devastating hit to a company that has been desperately trying to crack the mainstream and is in dire need of superstars. When Pettis initially captured the 155-pound crown by submitting Benson Henderson in...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos Dominates Anthony Pettis To Become New UFC Lightweight Champ

Rafael dos Anjos produced the performance of his career tonight at UFC 185 as he dominated Anthony Pettis from start to finish to become the new UFC lightweight champion. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. No glove touch here. High kick straight away from Pettis that’s blocked and then another that’s also stopped. Body kick from Dos Anjos in return. Big left...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185: Another Opportunity For Anthony Pettis To Shine Or Shatter?

Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is back tonight at UFC 185, against tough X, Rafael Dos Anjos. With Pettis in the cage, fireworks are guaranteed. The post UFC 185: Another Opportunity For Anthony Pettis To Shine Or Shatter? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

‘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 title tilt front...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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