Archive: Anthony Pettis

Nov 11, 2013 9:43 am

Anthony Pettis Injured – Johnson And Benavidez To Main Event For UFC On FOX 9

  Anthony Pettis’ first title defense has been postponed. According to a report on Fox Sports Live on Sunday night, the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion has suffered a knee injury, and will have to withdraw from his UFC on Fox 9 matchup against Josh Thompson. This is in stark contrast to what Dana White had reported Saturday...

Oct 29, 2013 9:41 am

Ben Henderson wants to fight Rafael Dos Anjos next

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has not fought since losing his title to Anthony Pettis at UFC 164 in August. After suffering his first loss in two years at the hands of “Showtime,” which ended his seven-fight win streak, “Smooth” wants a bout that will get him closer to...


Oct 23, 2013 12:32 pm

Jose Aldo Wants Pettis Super Fight at Lightweight

  It was a fight we thought we were going to get at featherweight, but an injury forced Anthony Pettis (left) out of a highly anticipated title fight against Jose Aldo (right).  Now that Pettis holds UFC gold at 155 lbs., it seems that the 145-lb. champion wants the shot to win his second UFC...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Oct 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Pat Healy vs. Jamie Varner set for UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s already stacked ‘UFC on FOX 9’ card. Pat “Bam Bam” Healy was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC 165 event, where he suffered a...

Oct 4, 2013 11:23 am

Sergio Pettis and Coach Comment on Newly Signed UFC Contract and First Opponent

It was announced earlier this week that undefeated Roufusport rising star Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis (9-0) has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This past weekend, “The Phenom” captured his ninth straight professional victory, propelling the 20-year old into the UFC on a wave of momentum that has fight fans excited at a level few...

Oct 4, 2013 10:47 am

Askren Not Retiring Until He Fights GSP

  Yesterday during the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis said he thought his teammate and wrestling coach, Ben Askren, was on the verge of retirement. “One guy who is on the main stage, ready, is Ben Askren. He’s stuck between Bellator and the UFC, thinking about retiring,” said...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Oct 2, 2013 7:14 am

Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo rematch booked for December’s UFC on FOX 9 event

After their first bout ended in a controversial no-contest result, lightweights Roger Bowling (11-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (10-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) have been scheduled to rematch at December’s UFC on FOX 9 event. Bowling and Trujillo first met at August’s “UFC Fight Night 27” event in Indianapolis. The bout was stopped in...

Oct 1, 2013 8:15 am

Report: Sergio Pettis signs a multi-fight deal with the UFC

Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), the younger brother of newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has reportedly signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC and will likely make his promotional debut in around seven weeks time. The report surfaced late Monday night from Globo.com who announced the signing. The Brazilian news outlet confirmed the news with Pettis’...

Oct 1, 2013 7:04 am

Anthony Pettis: Josh Thomson is getting finished in the first round

Newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is all about finishing his opponents. In fact, during his six years as a professional mixed martial artist, Pettis has only gone the distance five times in 19 fights and has recorded 14 stoppage victories in the process. As “Showtime” prepares to defend his...

Oct 1, 2013 6:47 am

Pettis: ‘I had a separated shoulder’ against Ben Henderson at UFC 164

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was able to pull off a slick first-round submission victory over Benson Henderson at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, to claim the UFC’s lightweight title. The dominant victory showed that Pettis is every bit as dangerous on the ground, as he is on his feet. Submitting a Brazilian...

Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Talks Upcoming Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

Josh Thomson, who is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Nate Diaz, will be facing newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in December.  When UFC President, Dana White, places the belt on Thomson, the fighter says he won’t be able to contain himself and that he’s ‘going to pick...

Sep 19, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Preparing for its return...

Sep 18, 2013 8:01 am

Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig added to UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout featuring Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC on FOX 9 event scheduled for December 14 in Sacramento. UFC lightweight veteran, Joe Lauzon, is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his octagon...

Sep 18, 2013 7:26 am

Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, faces Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9

Former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challenger, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC), has decided to make the drop to Flyweight and will be welcomed to the division by Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) this December at the UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. UFC officials announced the match-up on...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’

Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury. This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement...

Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Sep 16, 2013 8:00 pm

TJ Grant Withdraws From Title Bout with Anthony Pettis

TJ Grant was recently placed back on his title hunt which was first derailed in the weeks leading up to his scheduled fight with former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, dropping out of the fight due to a concussion sustained in training camp. Anthony Pettis stepped in for Grant at UFC 164 and defeated Henderson...

Sep 12, 2013 11:00 am

Anthony Pettis vs. T.J. Grant Targeted for UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

  UFC officials announced that they are working to book a fight between newly crowned lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis (pictured), and top contender, T.J. Grant, for the December 14 card on UFC on FOX 9.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC on FOX 9 card continues to take shape as UFC officials announced Wednesday...

Sep 11, 2013 12:12 pm

‘Showtime’ Changed Gameplay in EA Sports UFC 2014

UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is known for his diversified attack, one that includes an underrated ground game, as well as flashy-but-effective strikes, such as his infamous “Showtime Kick.” To account for his dynamic offense, EA Sports is reworking the mechanics in its upcoming UFC video game, to allow players the...