929 Search Results for anthony pettis

Jun 20, 2013 9:11 am

Pettis Time On Shelf Extended After Visiting UFC Doctor

All hopes of Anthony Pettis being well enough to face off with Benson Henderson at UFC 164 have been squashed following a visit to a UFC approved Doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout lightweight fighter was originally scheduled to face Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title. However, after an injury, the Milwaukee based...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Benson Henderson Willing To Fight Pettis If UFC Wants It

Benson Henderson is currently set to defend his lightweight strap against the fast-rising wrecking machine TJ Grant at UFC 164 in Milwaukee this August, and with the news of Anthony Pettis lobbying for a spot on the UFC 164 card, the champ recently addressed the possiblility of Grant being replaced by “Showtime” Pettis. UFC 164...

Jun 17, 2013 12:06 pm

Pettis Wants TJ Grant To Step Aside So He Can Face Benson Henderson

Anthony Pettis wants to leapfrog to yet another title shot opportunity. The highly-entertaining Pettis was set to drop from lightweight to featherweight to take on UFC champion Jose Aldo before a knee injury put an end to their scheduled UFC 163 headliner. So now Pettis wants to return to 155 and take on champion Benson...


Jun 14, 2013 10:47 am

Pettis Injured, Korean Zombie Steps in to Fight Aldo at UFC 163

UFC president Dana White sent out a tweet earlier today revealing the news that former #1 UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis (16-2), had injured his knee and was out of his divisional debut against featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (22-1) at UFC 163. Pettis dropped to featherweight for this bout in an attemt to steal gold...

Jun 13, 2013 8:51 am

Jose Aldo Plans On Making Pettis Regret Drop To Featherweight

“I will prove that he should have stayed at lightweight and not drop down. After the fight, he will regret having fallen down to featherweight. I’m adapted, I always fought here. We have to respect, but here is our world and we will show who we are.” In a recent interview with, Brazilian Media outlet...

Jun 10, 2013 8:54 am

Aldo: Pettis cut in line for title shot; I might as well do the same thing

Former lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to face off with UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 163 this August in Brazil. This weekend Aldo was asked for his thoughts regarding Pettis dropping down to 145lbs and receiving an immediate title shot, thus pushing aside...

Jun 3, 2013 8:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Korean Zombie talks upcoming UFC 162 bout, Pettis vs Aldo and much more

Dubbed the ‘Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. His popularity can be attributed to his fight style, which involves Chan constantly moving forward and always looking to finish the fight. Jung has won “fight of the year” and “submission of the year”...

May 30, 2013 10:26 am

Anthony Perosh vs. Vinny Magalhaes in the Works for UFC 163

  A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh (13-7) and Vinny Magalhaes (10-6) is in the works for UFC 163. UFC 163 is set for August 3rd at the HSBC Arena. Its main card will be broadcast on PPV while the preliminary cards will take place both on Facebook then FX. Perosh is coming off of...

May 20, 2013 12:35 pm

UFC Officials Make ‘UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis’ Official For Rio de Janeiro

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis will be making a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 3. Aldo (22-1) will defend his belt against Pettis (16-2) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis. UFC officials announced the fight this past Saturday at...

May 2, 2013 9:46 am

Pettis: Move To 145 Not Permanent

“A lot of things led to my cutting down to 145. I was tired of waiting for a 155-pound title shot. It’s not a permanent weight cut (to featherweight). But a striker like myself and Aldo, it doesn’t really matter what weight class it happens at. It’s going to be fireworks either way.” UFC lightweight,...

Apr 17, 2013 8:21 am

Coach: Pettis To Be The Next Anderson Silva

“Oh for sure it’s Anderson Silva. I have huge respect for Anderson Silva. He’s the best all around striker in mixed martial arts. For sure he’s got a good fluid style and he uses the Thai clinch well. This is going to sound arrogant but I think in a few short years, you’re going to...

Mar 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Aldo vs. Pettis set for August 3rd In Rio | UFC News

The much-anticipated bout between José Aldo and Anthony Pettis already has a place on the UFC calendar. The collision between the current featherweight champion and the former WEC lightweight title holder is scheduled to take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 3rd, as the main event of the evening, as...

Feb 26, 2013 9:24 am

Aldo Gets Shot At Lightweight Title With Win Over Pettis | UFC NEWS

Shortly after it was revealed that UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo was refusing to fight Anthony Pettis, the tables turned, and the match was solidified for August 3rd. After much speculation on what had caused the change of mind, Brazil’s Tatame.com got ahold of Aldo, who explained his demands. Because Frankie Edgar and Pettis both...

Feb 25, 2013 5:57 pm

Dana White: Aldo vs. Pettis is on

By Evan Stoumbelis Dana White just announced via Twitter that Jose Aldo will fight Anthony Pettis for the Featherweight title in August. There had been some speculation as to whether or not the fight would happen Dana White told reporters after UFC 157 that Aldo was refusing to fight Pettis because he didn’t think Showtime...

Feb 25, 2013 5:29 pm

Jose Aldo Explains his Reluctance to Fight Pettis | UFC News

During his post-fight meeting with the media at UFC 157, Dana White revealed that featherweight champion José Aldo was unwilling to accept lightweight contender Anthony Pettis as his next opponent, on a bout that was already in the works for August this year. Following Dana’s harsh words, Aldo conceded an interview to TATAME in order...

Feb 13, 2013 10:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | At Just 19 Sergio Pettis Says He Is Ready For Call From The UFC | MMA NEWS

For now, the last name Pettis is associated with UFC lightweight contender turned featherweight title challenger Anthony “Showtime” Pettis but MMA fans will soon recognize another. Anthony’s younger brother, 19 year old Sergio Pettis is on the rise and hungry to make a statement in MMA’s bantamweight division. Sergio currently sports an undefeated professional record...

Feb 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Duke Roufus Speaks on Pettis vs Aldo and Why He Believes Pettis Will Take the Title

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus, talked with Luke Thomas on the differences of Pettis’ striking compared to other lightweights, as well as featherweight Champ Jose Aldo in an in-depth interview over the weekend. Pettis is looking to dethrone the UFC Featherweight Champ this August and Roufus believes Anthony has the Edge one needs to...

Feb 6, 2013 10:29 am

Pettis: Aldo Tougher For Opponent Than Ben Henderson | UFC NEWS

“He’s good where I’m good — he likes to stand, trade and bang, and I feel like I’m more well-rounded and can offer him a big challenge…. Aldo is a tougher fight [than Ben Henderson] … that’s why I asked for it. He’s going through opponents like crazy. He just beat the last 155-pound champion....

Feb 5, 2013 10:34 am

Pettis Books Aldo Title Fight For August 3 | UFC NEWS

With a division as ripe as the UFC’s 145-pound weigh-class, it’s hard to understand why title challengers keep dropping down to face the Brazilian born champion, Jose Aldo. The latest to do so is lightweight contender Anthony Pettis, who will make the transition to featherweight on August 3rd to fight for UFC gold against Jose...

Nov 7, 2012 9:38 am

UFC On FOX 6 Shaping Up With Johnson vs. Dodson / Cerrone vs Pettis Additions | UFC NEWS

UFC on FOX 6 card begins to take shape a day after the UFC announced it would return to Chicago.  UFC officials on Tuesday announced on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight.” The main event will be the 1st flyweight title defense of champ Demetrious Johnson opposite top contender John Dodson.  Lightweights  Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone...

Oct 25, 2012 8:39 am

Cerrone Tired Of Waiting On Pettis, Considering Other Options | UFC NEWS

“We were supposed to go in Denver, no. OK, we’ll be ready in December. No, now we’ll actually be ready in January. Now is it February, March? How long can you just (wait) — I don’t know. I understand the guy is hurt, but I got bills to pay, too.” “Joe (Silva’s) attitude is, ‘Why...