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Apr 6, 2014 8:52 pm

Pettis: Lightweight Title More Prestigious Than Aldo’s Belt

“I’m done with the injuries. I want to fight 2-3 times a year and defend this belt. I think the 155-pound belt has more prestige. It’s better than the 145-pound belt. There is way more competition at 155. I would say Jose Aldo is the biggest competition in both weight classes so it makes sense...

Apr 2, 2014 11:51 am

Pettis Laughing At Aldo’s Claims Of Fear, Champ Not Scared To Face Brazilian

Recently, Jose Aldo, the UFC’s featherweight champion, told the Brazilian media that he believes Anthony Pettis is scared and avoiding a champ vs. champ bout. To that, Anthony Pettis, told Combate.com the following: I laughed of what he said because it’s me who is challenging Aldo since the beginning. I would drop of my division...

Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am

Pettis vs. Melendez confirmed for end of year event

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis officially has an opponent set for his first title defense, Gilbert Melendez who will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20 will step in the cage with Pettis in the UFC’s year end event which is likely to be on December 27th at UFC 182, however this has...

Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Yaotzin Meza (20-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. After opening his professional mixed martial arts career with 10-straight victories, 20 year-old Sergio Pettis suffered his first ever setback at...

Mar 20, 2014 12:40 pm

Jose Aldo expects Mendes rematch next, says Pettis talks more than he fights

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) recently spoke to MMAjunkie through an intepreter, where he discussed his possible move to 155-pounds, as well as a potential fight with lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. “Anthony Pettis talks a lot,” Aldo told MMAjunkie. “He goes to the media and says that he’ll fight me in any...

Mar 18, 2014 6:23 pm

Showtime Pettis: I’m going to knock out Melendez and then shut up Diaz

During a Q&A session this past Friday prior to the weigh-ins for UFC 171 in Dallas, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was asked how he plans to defeat his next opponent Gilbert Melendez: “I’m not going to take him down,” stated Pettis. “I’m probably going to knock him out.” Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will...

Feb 25, 2014 6:53 pm

Pettis Opens Up As A Favorite Over Melendez

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has opened as the favorite in his first title defense. Pettis will coach opposite Gilbert Melendez for “The Ultimate Fighter 20” and the two will meet at a later date. According to bestfightodds.com, Pettis stands at -190 while Melendez is at +150. “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ begins filming in...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 14, 2014 6:21 pm

White: Pettis Knee Recovering Well, But July Aldo Bout Not Likely

If the long discussed super-fight between Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis does end up taking place, it won’t be as soon as anticipated. As reported by MMAWeekly.com, Pettis will not be ready to fight Jose Aldo in July, which was when Pettis wanted the bout to take place, since he is still on the mend...

Feb 10, 2014 4:55 am

Catchweight, Featherweight, Lightweight – Pettis Says He’ll Fight Aldo Anywhere

It seems as though one of the most difficult parts of putting together a super fight is getting the fighters to agree on a fight weight, and the intriguing match-up between Featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has proven to be no different. While Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras wants the fight at a...

Feb 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

UFC featherweight champion and longtime division ruler, Jose Aldo, appeared to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. last weekend. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference: “It’s not only...

Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Pettis Using FOX 10 Bonus Money To Pay For Much Needed Surgery

“He’s been wearing contacts into the cage. They get knocked out early in the fight, so what happens is he stands there squinting in front of his opponents. That’s what’s caused him to get hit so much in his last two fights. It’s easier for him to look at them if he stays still in...

Jan 27, 2014 1:15 pm

QUICK TWITT | Sergio Pettis Vows to ‘Come Back Stronger’ Admits UFC on FOX 10 Mistake

“I messed up,” 20-year-old UFC fighter Sergio Pettis wrote on Twitter after losing to Alex Caceres on Saturday.  “But I’ll come back Stronger[.] thanks for all the support learned a lot tonight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Saturday night stopped the impressive momentum of 20-year-old fighter Sergio Pettis, “the Phenom” promised fans that he would...

Jan 27, 2014 10:10 am

Nate Diaz Blasts Thomson, Henderson & Pettis Following UFC on FOX 10

“Last night’s fight was whack, first of all these guys are here to cause confusion. I’m here to put these ass whoopins down to their maximum effect and you got these guys out here having a wrestling match, they’re smiling and shaking hands and having a good time instead of fighting for real. They’re play...