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Dec 6, 2014 8:44 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pettis Retains Belt! Submits Melendez in Round 2

Gilbert Melendez did a fantastic job at closing the distance in the first round, not allowing Pettis to throw any of his unorthodox strikes. Pettis’ offense was limited in the first five minutes and Melendez implemented his gameplan wonderfully. He took Pettis down twice and dug into his body with brutal body shots. As the...

Dec 4, 2014 8:03 pm

Pettis On Melendez: ‘He’s on his way out of his peak’

“I feel like he’s on his way out of the peak of his career, and I’m just entering it. I think his peak of his career, I wouldn’t say it’s passed, but he’s not starting it anymore. I’m just starting to tap into my grown-man strength, my full potential, my knowledge of fighting. I’m very...

Dec 4, 2014 2:57 pm

Pettis: ‘He’s An Idol, Silva Critique Taken Out Of Context’

“It was taken out of context. I said that it was a basic kick, not an amateur move. I said that it was a basic kick, which Anderson probably already did a million times, and they caught a piece of my quote and the headline showed me saying that was an amateur mistake. I’m sure...

Dec 4, 2014 8:52 am

Pettis wants a good 2015 to elevate status

Ahead of UFC 181 tonight, many critics have put UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis under fire for his lack of fighting. Pettis hasn’t fought since defeating Ben Henderson for the belt in August of 2013, over a year ago. Pettis outlined his plans for 2015, and what he wants to accomplish in the new year....


Dec 4, 2014 5:00 am

Pettis On Askren: ‘He’d Whoop My…’

During a recent luncheon with select members of the media, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis discussed what would happen if teammate, Ben Askren, were to join the UFC’s lightweight ranks. “He would whoop my ass,” said Pettis. “He holds me down and laughs at me.” Ben Askren is the current ONEFC Welterweight champion.

Dec 3, 2014 11:19 am

Pettis: ‘Anderson Silva broke his leg because of “Amateur Mistake”

“It was kind of an amateur mistake. I mean, he kicked a check, and that’s like a basic kickboxing move. I mean, he’s probably done that a million times in his life, and that was just the wrong time to do it. The wrong angle, the wrong pressure. But that doesn’t really make me kick...

Dec 2, 2014 12:08 pm

Pettis Fires Back At Team Roufus Detractors

“I guess they needed something to happen to go off of. The worst thing is they don’t know this kid. This kid came to our gym. He’s training with us. We saw him as a teammate, as a family member. It hurts us more than it hurts them. Using that? That’s what pissed me off...

Nov 26, 2014 9:17 pm

Pettis: ‘I outclass him like he’s a beginner, this ends in the first’

“I think he’s very basic when it comes to standup. He’s got decent boxing and he’s tough. That’s most Mexican fighters, they are the most exciting fighters, they are tough and have good boxing. Unfortunately for him, that’s my zone. If he wants to stand in there and trade, he’s not going to see me...

Nov 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Pettis defends Roufus: “When you attack one of us you attack all of us”

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has found his longtime friend, and coach, Duke Roufus under fire from critics for his training methods in the wake of Dennis Munson Jr’s death. Pettis spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to defend his coach in an interview transcribed by MMAFighting. “The thing that gets to me is that...

Oct 31, 2014 5:04 am

‘Pettis A Paper Champ, I Can Smash Him And Nate Diaz’

“I like being undefeated, and if the UFC gives me a title shot, the UFC has next year an undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. I’m 23-0. I think it’s very good for the UFC. First is Gilbert Melendez, and I am after him. I’m second. Cerrone lost a lot of times in the UFC –...

Oct 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Pettis: ‘I have to remind everyone who I am’

“I gotta go out there and remind everybody of who I am.” “Gil’s a tough opponent. He’s one of those guys that just goes out there and likes to fight. You saw him in the Diego Sanchez fight throwing bombs, the Ben Henderson fight went five rounds – but that’s the thing for me, I...

Oct 10, 2014 6:31 am

Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar added to UFC 181 in Las Vegas

A bantamweight bout featuring Sergio Pettis taking on Matt Hobar is the latest addition to December’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the new bout following an initial report from The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Sergio Pettis (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC Fight Night 42...

Oct 2, 2014 9:27 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Slams ‘Paper Champion’ Pettis

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been campaigning for a title shot recently. Prior to UFC 178, ‘The Eagle’ took aim at co-main event fighter Donald Cerrone, who many believe has earned a title shot (Read about it HERE). Now Khabib has shifted his sights back to lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who is currently slated to fight Gilbert...

Oct 2, 2014 4:45 am

Pettis Promising 1st Round KO Of Melendez

“The fans can expect me finishing this fight in the first round. I’ve been out for a year and I’m excited to be back. I’m healthy, ready to fight and, unfortunately, Melendez will be my first opponent after my return. I say unfortunately because I’m sure that I won’t need more than one round. I...

Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm

PHOTOS | Hendricks-Lawler, Pettis-Melendez Staredowns

Earlier today the UFC held their UFC 181 Tickets on-sale press conference with headliners Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as well as co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Enjoy the staredowns from this event, which takes place December 6th.

Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

UFC 181 Press Conference Today At 2 PT With Weidman, Belfort, Pettis, And Melendez

Today the UFC has invited fans to their UFC 181 press conference and Q&A with Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez. Weidman was supposed to fight Belfort at UFC 181, but a hand fracture has forced him out of the bout. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez will still serve as the co-main...

Sep 18, 2014 1:44 pm

QUICK TWITT | Khabib Can’t Hold Pettis Down

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis has a long list of title challengers. Most vocal however is Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomdeov, who recently said the champ is no match for his wrestling. (Find that HERE). Anthony’s Longtime wrestling coach and training partner, Ben Askren said that’s just not so. Check it: [email protected]_drama: @Benaskren Do you think Khabib...

Sep 3, 2014 4:21 pm

PHOTO | Pettis, Wheaties, And A Cereal Box Photo Shoot

We learned earlier this week that UFC lightweight champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis will make MMA history as the first UFC fighter on a box of Wheaties cereal. Congrats Champ! Wheaties photo shoot today thanks for all the support!!! http://t.co/9GdW16aIWg — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) September 2, 2014

Aug 30, 2014 5:04 am

Pettis Slams Diaz: “I Definitely Want To Kick His A**”

Anthony Pettis spoke with UFC Fight Club members yesterday prior to the UFC 177 weigh ins, during the course of the Q&A a fan asked Pettis if he wanted to fight Nate Diaz given that Gilbert Melendez said Nate wanted to fight Anthony at any point during the filming of TUF. Pettis responded with: “I...

Aug 29, 2014 9:53 am

Beneil Dariush Would Prefer Rematch With Nijem Over Pettis Bout

Everyone hates losing, but not many people would pass up the opportunity to fight for the UFC title to get a rematch with someone who beat them. Beneil Dariush however would pass up a fight with Pettis to get another crack at Ramsey Nijem, the only blemish on his otherwise undefeated UFC run. “I don’t...

Aug 26, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 177 Weigh Ins Set For Friday, Pettis And Faber To Host Q&A

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao takes place this Saturday August 30th from Sacramento California at the Sleep Train Arena. Weigh Ins for the event however will be held on Saturday. They will also be held at the Sleep Train Arena, and will be open to the public. The doors to the arena open at 1:30...

Aug 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Gilbert Melendez On Pettis Rivalry: We Don’t Talk S***

Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis just finished up the taping of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. Melendez spoke with MMAJunkie about the season of TUF saying: “I hope people aren’t too disappointed, but there’s not much interaction between us,” Melendez said. “We’re kind of guys who don’t talk too...