Archive: Anthony Pettis

Jul 12, 2014 3:33 pm

Vote For UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis And Get Him On A Box Of Wheaties

Post by UFC. Vote for “Showtime” Pettis! Hey Milwaukee your very own Anthony “Showtime” Pettis needs your help to land the cover of the Wheaties box! It takes 2 minutes to sign up and every logged workout is a vote for Team Pettis! Go to to sign up and choose Team Pettis! Share Tweet Email +1...

Jul 10, 2014 9:06 pm

Meet The All-Female TUF 20 Cast

Last week, the UFC unveiled the 16 women who will compete for the inaugural UFC strawweight title on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter later this year. We spoke to some of them about being on a reality television show, who the favorite is, who’s the most annoying, and more. Share Tweet Email +1...

Jul 10, 2014 9:47 am

Pettis talks TUF 20, winner of Penn vs. Edgar

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis talks about coaching the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ recovering from injury, preparing to fight Gilbert Melendez and more. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 7, 2014 9:02 am

Fight Breaks Out On Set Of TUF 20

The first ever all-female cast of The Ultimate Fighter has started filming, and apparently things already got heated between two female strawweights. During the TUF 19 post fight press conference, a media member asked Dana White if Felice Herrig had almost been kicked off the show for starting a fight. UFC President Dana White responded...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jul 2, 2014 3:38 pm

Pettis Unveils Plan To Win TUF 20 Against Melendez

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis spoke to about his upcoming coaching stint on TUF 20 against Gilbert Melendez which will ultimately see the winner crowned as the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “These girls, whoever wins the show is going to be the champion of their division, so to get to see that process happen in...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jun 30, 2014 12:01 pm

Pettis Not Scared Of Diaz Camp, But Promises No Brawls On TUF 20

With an upcoming stint as TUF 20 coach opposite Gilbert Melendez, the UFC’s lightweight champ will have to endure more than just coaching a few fighters in the house. Anthony Pettis will be confronted, on likely, a daily basis, by MMA’s most confrontational group, Team Cesar Gracie. In a brand new interview with’s, Jesse...

Jun 30, 2014 7:51 am

“Showtime” Pettis inks sponsorship deal with Reebok

UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis may not be fighting until January of 2015, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing some big deals outside of the cage. Last week, it was announced that Pettis had joined “Team Wheaties” and would be featured on the front of the company’s popular cereal box. Today, “Showtime” announced that...

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

UFC’s Year-End Event Will Not Take Place This Year

That’s right, UFC 182 will take place on Jan. 3, 2015 instead of the usual Saturday after Christmas. According to MMAJunkie, the UFC has confirmed this date. So why the date change? Simply because the UFC doesn’t want to put on an event two days after Christmas. This year the holiday lands on a Thursday,...

Jun 26, 2014 5:21 pm

Anthony Pettis – SHOWTIME – 2014 Documentary

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis recently gave fight fans inside access to one of the sport’s rising stars. Enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 26, 2014 6:35 am

Pettis Cleared By Doctors To Kick, Cartwheels Rufus In First Sparring Session

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis wasted no time getting back to his flashy kicks. After just being cleared to throw leg-strikes, the top lightweight fighter took to a quick sparring session with coach, Duke Rufus, where he caught his longtime trainer with one of his signature flashy moves. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 25, 2014 8:57 am

Wheaties announces UFC champ Anthony Pettis as newest team member

As the UFC continues to grow and become more mainstream, we’ve seen some of it’s athletes score sponsorship deals with major organizations. Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos have linked up with Nike, while former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre have scored deals with Burger King and Gatorade respectively. UFC lightweight champion Anthony...

Jun 25, 2014 5:01 am

GIF | Kid Lands Showtime Kick On Younger Brother Perfectly

In this GIF currently making its rounds on the internet, we see a young boy land Anthony Pettis’ famous “Showtime Kick” off the wall and land perfectly on another kid, presumably his younger brother. Check it out! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 17, 2014 4:03 pm

Melendez Wants To Fight In Mexico

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez is getting ready to coach season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Anthony Pettis, who Melendez will be fighting at the end of the show. However he is already looking past that to future events, that he hopes can possibly take place in Mexico. Melendez joined MMAJunkie Radio to talk about...

Jun 9, 2014 10:45 am

Mel Gibson Shows Off Biceps While Posing With Octagon Girls

Mel Gibson joined Anthony Pettis cageside to watch UFC Fight Night live this past Saturday and show off his biceps. Mel joined Octagon girls Rachelle Leah and Chrissy Blair for a picture during the event. Check it out below. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 8, 2014 3:17 pm

Anthony Pettis & Khabib Nurmagomedov Engage In Twitter Beef

Anthony Pettis is sure to come under fire from time-to-time due to his inactivity, and last night was no different. Following Benson Henderson’s win over Rustam, the lightweight champ tweeted the following: Three peat??? — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) June 8, 2014 That one comment was all Khbabib Nurmagomedov needed to get things going: @Showtimepettis I'm...

Jun 6, 2014 6:48 am

Diego Sanchez Picks Melendez to Beat Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez is never shy when it comes to his predictions for fights, especially fights that he will be participating in. When he chooses, a common theme always seems to be fighters that leave everything in the Octagon and, win or lose, put on an outstanding performance for the fans (very much like his own...

May 13, 2014 12:09 pm

White: ‘Pettis is such a badass’

“Pettis is such a badass – unbelievably talented fighter. I love his attitude. I love everything about that kid, and it is truly an honor to watch that kid perform. The running off the cage, the bouncing off the cage and the knee to ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, (he) beats Ben Henderson in the first round when...

May 9, 2014 5:23 pm

Nate Diaz Takes Jabs at Anthony Pettis

By Evan Stoumbelis The saga with the Diaz brothers continues, this time with younger brother Nate. Nate Tweeted the UFC with a jab at lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis yesterday. ufc Lol this is inactivity — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 8, 2014 Diaz hasn’t seen Octagon action since November when he defeated Gray Maynard...

May 7, 2014 9:50 am

Melendez on Pettis: ‘I’m better in a bunch of different dimensions.’

Gilbert Melendez is gearing up for the Ultimate Fighter 20, where he will be coaching a team against Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Pettis, who is known for his flashy punches, unbelievable kicks, and imaginable movement, is a formidable opponent for many fighters, and why he’s such an exciting champion, but Gilbert Melendez doesn’t feel...

May 6, 2014 10:52 am

Tecia Torres: ‘I’m going to win TUF 20’

“I am going to win this season. Someone said you need a humble cockiness, and I think that’s what best describes me. I don’t think I’m better than anybody, but when I go out there, I perform well and use everything to my advantage. I use my size to my advantage, I use my quickness...

May 1, 2014 11:16 am

VIDEO | The TUF 20 Girls Are Here, Fighters Enjoying A Night Out

With the Ultimate Fighter Season 20 nearly underway, the top 115 pound female fighters will all rally for a shot in the tournament final and a chance at UFC gold. In a recent video uploaded by Tecia Torres, we can see some of the ladies selected to partake in the show. Gilbert Melendez and Anthony...

Apr 30, 2014 4:09 pm

VIDEO | Pettis Brothers Spar Hard – WOW

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis and his younger brother Sergio put on a show for spectators last night. We did confirm through the champ, just incase it’s not obvious enough, that the two men seen are indeed Sergio and Anthony Pettis. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 30, 2014 11:30 am

VIDEO | Behind The Scenes: TUF 20 Tryouts

The Ultimate Fighter season 20 tryouts from Palace Station in Las Vegas featuring all strawweight women. Interviews with Roxanne Modafferi, Miesha Tate, Heather Jo Clark, Angela Hill, Jocelyn and Jillian Lybarger, Helen Harper and footage of the auditions featuring Jessica Penne, Lisa Ellis, Michelle Ould, Aisling Daly, Chelsea Bailey, Jennifer Liou, Randa Markos and more....