Anthony Pettis News

Jul 12, 2017 1:52 pm

UFC 213 medical suspensions – Robert Whittaker potentially out till 2018

UFC 213 crowned a new UFC interim middleweight champion as Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker battled in a five-round interim title fight. It was a classic matchup with the two competing in a grueling fight that went the distance where judges ruled Whittaker the new interim champion of the middleweight division. With a middleweight title...

Jul 8, 2017 8:02 pm

UFC 213 Results: Anthony Pettis defeats Jim Miller (Highlights)

UFC 213 Results: Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis A lightweight scrap between former division title holder Anthony Pettis and veteran contender Jim Miller took place on tonight’s UFC 213 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Miller lands a nice inside leg kick to start. Pettis returns fire with a kick to the...

Jul 8, 2017 11:21 am

Anthony Pettis explains change in training camp ahead of UFC 213

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will be making his highly anticipated return to the lightweight division tonight at UFC 213 when he faces UFC veteran Jim Miller in a pivotal fight for the former champ. Ahead of the fight, Anthony Pettis spoke to MMAFighting to explain what he did different for this training camp...

Jul 6, 2017 2:28 pm

Anthony Pettis on UFC 213 fight: “I’ve just got to go make a statement”

This Saturday at UFC 213, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he takes on fellow UFC veteran Jim Miller. Ahead of the fight, Anthony Pettis knows he’s likely in a must-win situation after going just 1-4 over the course of his last 5 fights, with...

Jul 2, 2017 5:56 pm

UFC matchmaker explains why Anthony Pettis asked to fight Jim Miller

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will look to correct one of the toughest slumps of his career opposite lightweight veteran Jim Miller. While Miller represents a small step down in competition for the struggling Pettis – who has recently battled a procession of top-10 foes...

May 3, 2017 6:29 pm

Confirmed | Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis set for UFC 213

Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis set for UFC 213 A lightweight scrap between former division title holder Anthony Pettis and perennial contender Jim Miller has been added to July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor confirmed the news with Miller himself, this after an initial report from Brazilian news outlet Combate....

May 3, 2017 11:44 am

Report: Anthony Pettis returns to the lightweight division at UFC 213 this July

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had a bit of a tough run as a featherweight. Though he defeated Charles Oliveira in his first fight in the division, he would be TKO’d by Max Holloway in his second – which really wasn’t even technically a featherweight bout, as he missed the division’s 145-pound limit. After...

Apr 13, 2017 9:12 am

Anthony Pettis planning summer lightweight return

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has had a bit of a difficult run as of 2015. After a 5-fight win streak that saw Pettis claim the UFC lightweight championship by submitting Benson Henderson in the 1st round of their UFC 164 fight, Pettis defended the belt just once before losing the title to Rafael...

Jan 31, 2017 10:08 am

Mairbek Taisumov is “tired of waiting” for Anthony Pettis to sign his contract

Chechen-Austrian talent Mairbek Taisumov is one of the hottest prospects in UFC lightweight division. For the reasoning behind this claim, look no further than his four most recent fights in the Octagon. First, he put away Marcin Bandel with punches just 1:01 into the first round of an October 2014 bout. Then, he knocked Anthony...

Dec 21, 2016 8:44 am

Anthony Pettis learns hand is not actually broken, avoids surgery

Earlier this month, the UFC made its first trip to Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 2013. It did so with the much maligned, but ultimately action-packed UFC 206. This thrilling card was headlined by an interim featherweight title fight between former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, and streaking featherweight contender Max Holloway. Though Pettis was not without his...

Dec 10, 2016 11:28 am

Dan Henderson breaks down Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis

Tonight, in the main event of Toronto’s UFC 206 pay-per view card, streaking featherweight contender Max Holloway will square off against former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in a highly anticipated showdown between two of the best strikers in the featherweight division. For Holloway, the fight will be for the interim featherweight title, and give...

Dec 9, 2016 3:35 pm

VIDEO | Pro fighters predict winner of Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis

There is a UFC interim featherweight title on the line in the main event of UFC 206, which takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday night. Interestingly, the interim featherweight title is only available to one competitor in the five-round title fight as Anthony Pettis failed to make the featherweight limit...

Dec 9, 2016 9:29 am

John Kavanagh sounds off on Anthony Pettis missing weight

Friday morning, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had missed weight for his scheduled UFC 206 interim featherweight title fight with Max Holloway. Pettis, who missed weight by three pounds for the event, is no longer eligible to win the interim featherweight championship in the fight, and also forfeited 20% of...

Dec 9, 2016 9:04 am

UFC 206 weigh-in results: 3 fighters miss their mark

Tomorrow night, the UFC will return to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the first time since 2013. The organization will do so with UFC 206, a card that has been battered by fighter withdrawals and other issues from the moment it was announced. This morning, the 24 fighters on this 12-fight card took to the scale...

Dec 9, 2016 8:33 am

Max Holloway not happy with fighters ruining his good time

Friday morning, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had missed weight for his UFC 206 interim featherweight title fight with Max Holloway Saturday night in the main event of the Toronto-based card. Unfortunately, Pettis missing weight by three pounds forced the UFC to make it so that the fight would only...

Dec 9, 2016 8:15 am

UFC President Dana White addresses changes to UFC 206 main event

Earlier this morning, news broke that Anthony Pettis had missed weight for his interim featherweight title fight with Max Holloway, which was scheduled to serve as the main event of Saturday night’s UFC 206. Now that the dust of Pettis’ unfortunate weigh-in miss has settled, the UFC has announced how it will proceed with the...

Dec 9, 2016 7:28 am

BREAKING! Anthony Pettis misses weight for UFC 206 title fight

When Daniel Cormier was forced to withdraw from his planned light heavyweight title fight with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, it left Saturday night’s UFC 206 without a main event. To rectify this situation, the UFC enacted a multi-part plan: First, they stripped Conor McGregor of the UFC featherweight title. Then they promoted interim featherweight champion Jose...

Dec 7, 2016 9:56 pm

Shocking arrest made in connection to Anthony Pettis’ cars being set on fire

Recently, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was targeted as several of his cars were set on fire in his driveway. Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire. Pettis took to Instagram immediately after the situation to plead for any information be given to police. I am a fighter. I...

Dec 7, 2016 10:53 am

Anthony Pettis: I have way more tools than Conor McGregor

This Saturday at UFC 206, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will step into the Octagon to fight streaking featherweight Max Holloway in a highly anticipated showdown of featherweight contenders. The fight will not only serve as the main event of UFC 206, it will also be an interim featherweight title fight, with the winner...

Dec 5, 2016 5:14 pm

VIDEO | Dan Hardy’s incredible breakdown of Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis matchup

The main event for UFC 206 took a turn when it was revealed that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier would not compete on the card due to suffering an injury. Cormier was set to rematch Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in a five-round championship fight. With the light-heavyweight title fight no longer on the card, the...

Dec 5, 2016 8:49 am

VIDEO | UFC 206 Countdown: Holloway vs. Pettis

The UFC has not touched down in Toronto since late 2013, when Jon Jones defended the light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson in one of the greatest championship fights ever. This Saturday, the organization will finally return to the Canadian metropolis with UFC 206. Originally, UFC 206 was supposed to be headlined by another light...

Nov 30, 2016 8:48 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis’ car gets broken into in driveway

It’s been a rough couple of months for former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis. Last month, Pettis’ Milwaukee home was targeted as several of his cars were damaged and set on fire in his driveway. Fortunately, while the cars were destroyed, no one was injured by the fire. Shortly after the incident took place,...

Nov 29, 2016 9:55 am

Max Holloway weighs-in on interim title fight with Anthony Pettis

While top ranked featherweight Max Holloway was initially supposed to be fighting former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 206 on December 10th, the bout was recently promoted to the main event, and made into an interim featherweight title fight after UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who was supposed...

Nov 27, 2016 7:45 am

MMA community reacts to Conor McGregor relinquishing the UFC featherweight title

Last December, Ireland’s Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight title with a 13 second knockout of Jose Aldo. In his next fight, he was expected to take on then lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos for a shot at a second UFC belt. When Dos Anjos withdrew from this planned contest with an injury, however, McGregor...

Nov 26, 2016 12:16 am

REPORT: Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway could be for interim featherweight belt

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his upcoming UFC 206 scrap with Anthony Johnson on December 10th in Toronto. Cormier’s withdrawal was unexpected, but fortunately will not keep the champ sidelined for too long, as details have emerged on the situation, revealing that ‘DC’...