1208 Search Results for pettis

Sep 23, 2016 9:09 am

Louis Smolka mocks Sergio Pettis, internet responds

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that #15 ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis had been forced to withdraw from his ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ scrap with #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka. Pettis’ head coach, Duke Roufus, broke the news via Instagram, revealing that ‘The Phenom’ had suffered a minor injury in training that would prevent him...

Sep 22, 2016 8:08 pm

VIDEO | Louis Smolka verbally thrashes Sergio Pettis and ‘his hurt vagina’

With just a little over a week out from UFC Fight Night 96, which takes place in Portland Oregon, it was announced that UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis pulled out of his scheduled fight against Louis Smolka. Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus said in a social media post that Pettis “sustained a minor injury and will not...

Sep 22, 2016 12:52 pm

Sergio Pettis off next weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ fight card

With just over a week to go until the UFC hits Portland, Oregon, top ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis has been forced to withdraw from the card. Pettis, who currently sits at #15 on the UFC’s official flyweight rankings, was slated to face #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka on the main card of the event....

Sep 17, 2016 10:05 pm

Former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis calls out Michael Johnson

Michael “The Menace” Johnson scored a brutal first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier in the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 94 event in Hidalgo, Texas. Johnson was able to slip a Poirier combination and then catch “The Diamond” with a big counter right hand, followed by a straight left, which sent Dustin crashing...


Sep 17, 2016 5:36 am

Exclusive | BJ Penn Reacts to Potential Fights with Aldo, Pettis and Holloway

In just one month’s time, former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon. He’ll be taking on the talented Ricardo Lamas in the five-round, featherweight main event of the UFC’s October 15 return to the Philippines. Should Penn win this bout with Lamas, who has long stood out as...

Sep 15, 2016 9:51 pm

Jose Aldo calls out Anthony Pettis, admits Max Holloway is tougher fight

While the MMA world awaits news regarding whether or not UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return to the featherweight division following his majority decision win over Nate Diaz last month, interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo can’t help but play matchmaker. While many are calling for #3 ranked featherweight Max Holloway to get a fight...

Sep 14, 2016 5:29 am

Max Holloway demands title shot from Jose Aldo, Aldo prefers Pettis

Max Holloway has officially lost his patience in waiting for a title shot. The 24-year-old Hawaiian is currently riding a nine fight win streak, by far the longest in the featherweight division, yet the man still hasn’t got his shot at gold. Holloway tweeted at interim champion Jose Aldo in frustration on Tuesday night: Dont...

Sep 6, 2016 12:10 pm

Duke Roufus Says He Would Have Quit Coaching if Anthony Pettis Lost to Charles Oliveira

Last month, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis dropped down to featherweight and scored a career-saving win over Charles Oliveira. Had he lost the fight, he’d have found himself on a dangerous four-fight losing streak – the kind of skid that has ejected many fighters from the UFC in the past. As it turns out,...

Sep 6, 2016 12:02 pm

Pettis on CM Punk: “He’s gonna surprise a lot people”

As CM Punk’s teammate for the past two years, Anthony Pettis knows something the fans don’t. While many people are counting out the former WWE superstar in his upcoming fight against Mickey Gall, ‘Showtime’ expects Punk to surprise UFC fans watching UFC 203 worldwide. “He’s gonna surprise some people,” Pettis said during Tuesday’s MMA Hour. “A...

Sep 6, 2016 10:18 am

Duke Roufus wants Holloway next in NYC on anniversary of Pettis’ father’s death

Anthony Pettis’ head coach Duke Roufus has an idea for ‘Showtime’s’ next featherweight fight, and it’s none other than Max Holloway. Roufus spoke to ESPN’s ‘5 Rounds Podcast’ on Wednesday, explaining his decision to call out Holloway given the current landscape of the featherweight division. “I believe Frankie [Edgar] is going to fight Dennis Bermudez — it’s...

Sep 1, 2016 10:22 am

Rankings Report: Pettis and PVZ take big jumps

The rankings are in following last Saturday’s UFC on FOX  card in Vancouver, and things are looking up for two fighter’s whose previous losses had pushed them out of the top 10 in their weight classes. Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis reclaimed his spot as a top 10 fighter after being knocked out of the rankings at lightweight...

Aug 31, 2016 9:54 pm

Max Holloway calls out Anthony Pettis on Twitter, Pettis responds

With the UFC featherweight division currently on hold while Conor McGregor decides whether or not to defend his featherweight strap against Jose Aldo, presumptive #1 contender Max Holloway, and #6 ranked Anthony Pettis are doing a bit of matchmaking of their own! Holloway, who is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Ricardo Lamas at...

Aug 30, 2016 12:42 pm

Anthony Pettis eyeing McGregor, Aldo, Penn, Edgar, and Holloway at 145

Anthony Pettis got back in the win column with his UFC featherweight debut over the weekend. After the former lightweight champion went on a three-fight losing streak at 155 pounds, “Showtime” dropped down to featherweight and picked up a big win over Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 21. Pettis has faced tough competition in...

Aug 30, 2016 12:09 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis Weighs in On CM Punk’s Debut

  One of the most polarizing events on the MMA horizon is the UFC debut of WWE superstar CM Punk. Because Punk has precisely zero background in the martial arts, there are plenty of fans out there who think his UFC 203 bout with Mickey Gall is a publicity stunt that is doomed to fail....

Aug 28, 2016 5:55 pm

Anthony Pettis is looking for title shots

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis returned to the win column at last night’s UFC on FOX 21 event in Vancouver, this after he submitted Charles Oliveira in the third-round of their co-main event bout. The fight with Oliveira served as Pettis’ featherweight debut and the submission victory snapped Anthony’s three-fight losing skid. Following his...

Aug 28, 2016 1:49 am

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis discusses his UFC on FOX 21 submission victory over Charles Oliveira

Former UFC lightweight title holder Anthony Pettis made his featherweight debut at last night’s UFC on FOX 21 event in Vancouver, Canada. “Showtime” was able to tapout Brazilian submission specialist Charles Oliveira in the third-round of their co-main event fight. Pettis talks about his win and what may come next in the above video. Who...

Aug 27, 2016 6:47 pm

VIDEO | Watch Pettis submit Oliveira at UFC on FOX 21

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis picked up a much needed victory tonight in Vancouver by submitting Charles Oliveira via guillotine choke in the third-round of their co-main event fight. Check out the finish: Just watch the smile on the face of Anthony Pettis as Oliveira taps. Must feel so good to get back to...

Aug 27, 2016 6:32 pm

UFC on FOX 21 Results: Anthony Pettis submits Charles Oliveira

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis made his featherweight debut against Charles Oliveira in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 21 fight card in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Round one begins and Pettis lands a kick to the body but Oliveira catches his leg and presses him against the fence. He is looking...

Aug 27, 2016 7:19 am

Anthony Pettis thanks fans for support ahead of featherweight debut

This evening, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his highly anticipated UFC featherweight debut against Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira. Pettis will enter the fight on a 3-fight losing streak, and will look to return to the win column and cement his place as one of the best featherweights on the planet with a...

Aug 26, 2016 1:45 pm

PHOTO | Anthony Pettis makes weight for featherweight debut at UFC on FOX 21

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is set to make his UFC featherweight debut on Saturday at UFC on FOX 21 against Charles Oliveira. On Friday, Pettis made the featherweight limit weighing in at 146 pounds. Pettis makes weight! #UFCVancouver pic.twitter.com/LZWdJckgP6 — GoFightLive (@GFL) August 26, 2016 Pettis is dropping another 10 pounds down from...

Aug 26, 2016 3:36 am

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis eyes future return to lightweight

This Saturday in Vancouver, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his highly anticipated featherweight debut against #6 ranked featherweight Charles Oliveira. Pettis, who is looking for a fresh start at 145 pounds, will look to snap a 3-fight losing streak, and make a statement as one of the best featherweights on the planet....

Jul 14, 2016 11:54 am

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis tricks and kicks brother Sergio below the belt

Brotherly love runs deep with Anthony and Sergio Pettis. Although the Pettis brothers are very close, the two UFC veterans surely have had their moments of disparity growing up. In this case, it was just big brother Anthony simply playing a painful trick on younger brother Sergio. Check out this classic Throwback Thursday clip of...

Jun 15, 2016 12:20 pm

Anthony Pettis featherweight debut set for August

Earlier this month, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis announced his intentions to drop down to featherweight in hopes of ending his 3-fight skid. On Wednesday, it was announced that Pettis would be making his featherweight debut in Vancouver on August 27th against #7 ranked featherweight Charles Oliveira. UFC Executive VP Tom Wright spoke to...

Jun 12, 2016 3:45 pm

Jeremy Stephens wants to have a second fight with Anthony Pettis

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (18-5 MMA) recently announced that he would be making the drop to the UFC’s featherweight division. The former UFC lightweight champion is coming off three-straight decision losses in the promotions lightweight division and is looking to find new life at 145-pounds. Waiting for Pettis at 145-pounds appears to be the hard-hitting striker...

Jun 8, 2016 10:13 am

Anthony Pettis planning drop to featherweight

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has gone through a rough patch in the Octagon. After losing his UFC lightweight championship to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis dropped back to back decisions to Eddie Alvarez and most recently Edson Barboza. Given the 3-fight losing streak, Pettis feels as though it’s time for...

Apr 24, 2016 3:42 pm

Video | Anthony Pettis thinks Conor McGregor might be “burnt out”

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis spoke to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani prior to his UFC 197 bout with dangerous striker Edson Barboza. “Showtime” took a minute to discuss UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s removal from the headlining bout of UFC 200, which occured after “Mystic Mac” refused to attend the UFC’s media tour to promote...

Apr 23, 2016 8:34 pm

UFC 197 Results: Edson Barboza upsets former champ Anthony Pettis

A key lightweight bout between former champion Anthony Pettis (18-5 MMA) and dangerous striker Edson Barboza (15-4 MMA) took place on the UFC 197 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Barboza lands a leg kick to start. Pettis is circling to start. Barboza with a jab to the body and then a...