Archive: Anthony Pettis

Sep 9, 2013 8:05 am

Nate Diaz comments on Gray Maynard fight: ‘F–k that, I’m fighting Anthony Pettis’

This weekend, UFC officials announced that former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), had verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. However, on Sunday, Nate Diaz tweeted that...

Sep 7, 2013 11:46 am

Benson Henderson Releases Statement On Elbow Injury Suffered In Pettis Fight

Former UFC Lightweight Champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson visited Dr. Brian Shafer this week and learned that there is no structural damage to his elbow. Dr. Shafer is an elbow specialist in Phoenix and a team physician with the Los Angeles Dodgers. There is no specified timetable for Benson’s return to the Octagon. Statement from Benson...

Sep 4, 2013 11:34 am

UFC 164 Suspensions Report: 12 Fights Forced On The Shelf

The damage has been assessed from the weekend’s UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 held in Milwaukee, Wis. Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services submitted the official results and suspensions for the event. New UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is suspended indefinitely and must provide clearance by physician of left knee. Benson Henderson is...


Sep 4, 2013 10:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Anthony Pettis Submitted Benson Henderson As A Blue Belt

‘There are black belts and then there are black belts’ Famous words from UFC commentator Joe Rogan who himself happens to hold a black belt rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, also holds a black belt in brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in his latest outing at UFC 164 he adorned his shorts...

Sep 3, 2013 8:26 pm

Dana White Confirms TJ Grant vs. Anthony Pettis for Lightweight Title

After a whirlwind of injuries, card shifts, and late replacements, the past two PPV events have featured two title fights with opponents who weren’t originally booked. Well the only person to not benefit from the event modifications was TJ Grant (21-5), who was forced out of the UFC 164 main event leaving a title shot...

Sep 2, 2013 12:58 pm

Jose Aldo Says Dana White’s Promises Are Only Thing Holding Up Pettis Fight

It didn’t take much time after Anthony Pettis’  first-round submission victory over former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, for the world to begin clamoring for a super fight between Pettis and UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (Pictured).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following UFC 164, the MMA world was focused on one fight.  It wasn’t...

Sep 2, 2013 12:11 pm

T.J. Grant Wants Pettis: ‘I feel like I’ve earned it’

T.J. Grant watched from the sidelines this past weekend a title fight in which he was supposed to be.  Though an injury forced the lightweight out of the fight against Henderson at UFC 164, Grant believes he has earned himself the next shot at the new champion, Anthony Pettis.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC...

Aug 31, 2013 1:04 pm

‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ Live Main Card Play-By-Play And Results

Tonight’s UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis pay-per-view event is hitting homes starting at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The stacked main card features some of the most notable talent in the UFC spanning three-seperate weight classes including a main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Benson...

Aug 30, 2013 2:39 pm

‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ Weigh-in Results

All fighters set for tomorrow’s UFC 164 pay-per-view made their contracted weight today in front of a rowdy crowd of fans in Milwaukee. ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ takes place tomorrow night from Milwaukee’s Bradley Center and airs live on pay-per-view. The full UFC 164 weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m....

Aug 30, 2013 9:40 am

Benson Henderson defends style & lack of finishes

UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is a perfect 7-0 inside the octagon and has currently defended his UFC lightweight belt three times. Those three lightweight title defenses have tied Henderson with BJ Penn for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC lightweight history, a division long considered to be one of the most...

Aug 28, 2013 9:30 am

Roufus thinks Henderson’s striking has gotten worse since first Pettis bout

Duke Roufus thinks Benson Henderson’s striking is lacking in a very important area; fundamentals. Roufus was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour and said that his prize pupil, Anthony Pettis, will take UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson’s title in their rematch at UFC 164 on Saturday. “Anthony has this guy’s number and I...

Aug 27, 2013 1:04 pm

Duke Roufus: Fighting Pettis in Milwaukee is like fighting GSP in Montreal

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will finally get his shot at UFC gold this Saturday night when he rematches Benson Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC 164 in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pettis and Henderson first met at WEC 53 back in 2010 for the World Extreme...

Aug 27, 2013 12:51 pm

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis Full Replay

Last night the UFC released ‘Countdown’ to UFC 164. If you missed the one-hour special featuring Benson Henderson, Anthony Pettis, Frank Mir, Josh Barnett, Clay Guida and Chad Mendes than you’re in luck! We have the full episode below so you can view it at your leisure. Enjoy!! Henderson vs. Pettis: Mir vs. Barnett: Guida...

Aug 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Benson Henderson: I’m going to break Silva’s record in 2016

Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) is the most dominant champion in the history of the UFC,  having successfully defended his middleweight belt ten consecutive times during his title reign. Current UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is confident that he will eventually break Anderson’s record, and has already determined when that...

Aug 26, 2013 9:49 am

“Countdown to UFC 164” Premieres Tonight on FOX Sports 1

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC’s traditional pre-event countdown show will premiere tonight for the first time on FOX Sports 1 with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2”.The one-hour special will give the fans an inside look into many of  this weekend’s main card bouts, including the headlining lightweight title fight...

Aug 12, 2013 11:08 am

Pettis: ‘A lot Of Champions Are Becomings Points Fighters

“You see a lot of champions becoming point fighters,” Pettis said. “These guys want to keep their belts and there’s two sides of that story. Every challenger is very talented. Look at the lightweight division, everybody there is very well matched. It’s going to take a factor to change that to have somebody dominate these...

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...