Anthony Pettis News
Mike Perry targets Anthony Pettis following BKFC 56 win: "I think he's intrigued by the bare knuckle aspect"
Fernando Quiles - December 3, 2023
Anthony Pettis labels BJ Penn as the lightweight GOAT of MMA: “Without BJ, none of this would even be possible”
Susan Cox - December 1, 2023
Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson trilogy booked to headline Karate Combat 43
Cole Shelton - October 24, 2023
Chris Avila calls out former UFC champion Anthony Pettis for a boxing match
Harry Kettle - August 14, 2023
Anthony Pettis shares hefty bet on brother Sergio ahead of Bellator 297 fight against Patricio Pitbull
Cole Shelton - June 15, 2023
Anthony Pettis will be backing his brother Sergio Pettis in a big way ahead of Bellator 297. In the co-main event of Bellator 297 on Friday night in Chicago, Pettis is looking to defend his bantamweight title for the second time as he takes on Patricio Pitbull. The Brazilian is the current Bellator featherweight champ and former lightweight champ but is dropping down in weight as he looks to become a three-weight world champion.
Gamebred Boxing 4 Fighter Salaries revealed: Roy Jones Jr. pockets $700K
Susan Cox - April 6, 2023
The Gamebred Boxing 4 fighter salaries have been revealed. It was just last Saturday, April 1st, that Gamebred Boxing took place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Vitor Belfort calls out Anthony Pettis after losing Roy Jones Jr. fight to 'Showtime': "It was supposed to be legendary guys"
Josh Evanoff - April 3, 2023
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort seemingly wants to continue boxing. ‘The Phenom’ returned to the boxing ring over the weekend at Gamebred Boxing 4. In the co-main event, the Brazilian faced Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. The bout was a rematch of sorts, as the latter defeated Belfort by first-round TKO back at UFC 198 in May 2016.
Free agent Anthony Pettis confirms plans of returning to mixed martial arts following recent boxing debut: “I’m not done with MMA”
Harry Kettle - April 3, 2023
Anthony Pettis has confirmed his desire to return to mixed martial arts following his successful pro boxing debut. Last weekend, Anthony Pettis succeeded in his pro boxing debut against Roy Jones Jr. He defeated the legendary figure, outworking him over the course of their contest.
Pros react after Anthony Pettis defeats Roy Jones Jr. at Gamebred Boxing 4
Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023
Gamebred Boxing 4 Results: Anthony Pettis defeats Roy Jones Jr. by majority decision (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023
Tonight’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event is headlined by a heavyweight fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Anthony Pettis. Jones Jr. (66-9) will be competing for the first time since fighting Mike Tyson to a draw in an exhibition bout in 2020. The 54-year-old last competed as a professional in 2018, where he extended his win streak to 4 in a row with a decision victory over Scott Sigmon.
Gamebred Boxing 4: ‘Jones Jr. vs. Pettis’ Live Results and Highlights
Zain Bando - April 1, 2023
Gamebred FC lands in the Midwest. The fourth installment of its boxing series will see the return of long-time heavyweight boxing icon Roy Jones Jr., as he’ll headline against former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis Saturday night. Pettis, who is making his boxing debut, will fight in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wis., at the Fiserv Forum. Pettis’ last combat sports outing came in the PFL, where he dropped back-to-back fights against Stevie Ray in June and Aug. 2022, respectively. He has a 25-14 record in MMA and was champion in the early-to-mid 2010s.
Gamebred Boxing 4: ‘Jones Jr. vs. Pettis’ fight card now official with twelve total bouts
Fernando Quiles - March 28, 2023
Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event has taken shape, as the full 12-fight card has been revealed. The boxing event is set to feature the likes of International Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr., UFC Hall of Fame inductee Jose Aldo, Vitor Belfort, and many more notable names. Gamebred Boxing has announced the full card for its fourth show, which will be taking place inside the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this Saturday night (April 1).
Roy Jones Jr. explains why he accepted fight with former UFC champion Anthony Pettis: “It sounded kind of intriguing”
Harry Kettle - March 16, 2023
Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. has explained why he’s opted to take on Anthony Pettis as part of Gamebred Boxing 4 next month. On April 1 in Milwaukee, Roy Jones Jr. will return to the squared circle to take on former UFC champion Anthony Pettis. The two will meet in the main event as Jones Jr. prepares to compete professionally for the first time since 2018.
Anthony Pettis discusses "amazing" payday for boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. "I was surprised to see the check"
Josh Evanoff - February 9, 2023
Jorge Masvidal announces Gamebred Boxing 4 that includes Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr., also features Jose Aldo, Jacare Souza, and Paul Daley
Cole Shelton - February 6, 2023
Jorge Masvidal is promoting Gamebred Boxing 4 and he has stacked the card. Masvidal has been promoting events like Gamebred FC and iKON and is now getting into the boxing game. His event will go down on April 1 in Milwaukee and the main event will see Roy Jones Jr. box Anthony Pettis, Masvidal announced on The MMA Hour.
A.J. McKee hopeful for possible crossover bout with PFL's Anthony Pettis: "That would be kind of lit, low-key"
Josh Evanoff - September 16, 2022
Former Bellator featherweight champion A.J. McKee is down for some crossover fights. ‘Mercenary’ has been out of action since his rematch with Patricio Pitbull in April. Their first outing nearly a year prior saw McKee win the featherweight title by first-round submission. In the rematch, the Brazilian flipped the script and regained his championship by decision.
Anthony Pettis recalls his favorite career moments in the UFC
Cole Shelton - August 4, 2022
Anthony Pettis is a former UFC champion and has fought the who’s who of the sport but two moments stick out to him over the rest. The big moment for Pettis, of course, is when he won the UFC lightweight title in his hometown of Milwaukee. Although winning the belt is something Pettis will always remember the other moment that sticks out to him is when he knocked out Stephen Thompson in Nashville.
Anthony Pettis says it's "pretty amazing" to see what Charles Oliveira has accomplished since they fought: "Oliveira will clear out the division after this one"
Cole Shelton - August 4, 2022
Anthony Pettis is pretty amazed by what Charles Oliveira has accomplished. Pettis and Oliveira fought in 2016 at featherweight and ‘Showtime’ ended up winning by submission. After the fight, Pettis said Oliveria’s striking was getting better but he didn’t think the Brazilian would turn his career around and eventually become the UFC lightweight champion.
Anthony Pettis believes more fighters should test free agency: "As fighters, you’re supposed to take care of yourself"
Josh Evanoff - August 3, 2022
Anthony Pettis on last year of PFL contract, believes winning lightweight title will cement him as “one of the best of all time"
Cole Shelton - August 2, 2022
Anthony Pettis is glad to be rematching Stevie Ray. Pettis and Ray fought at PFL 5 in June and heading into the fight it was an odd one for ‘Showtime’ given that he already had his playoff spot booked. With that, he says the plan going into that fight was to play it safe and not get hurt which ended up costing him as Ray got the second-round submission win.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 89 with Vicente Luque, Anthony Pettis, Geoff Neal, Sam Alvey, Bryan Battle, Terrance McKinney, and Jason Witt
Cole Shelton - August 2, 2022
The 89th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Vegas 59 and PFL 7. We’re first joined by sixth-ranked UFC welterweight Vicente Luque (2:18). Next, PFL lightweight Anthony Pettis (18:25) comes on. 13th-ranked UFC welterweight Geoff Neal (30:56) then stops by. UFC middleweight Sam Alvey (43:50) joins the show. UFC welterweight Bryan Battle (58:20) comes on. We are then joined by UFC lightweight Terrance McKinney (1:14:29). Closing out the program is UFC welterweight Jason Witt (1:24:21).
Anthony Pettis admits complacency led to submission loss to Stevie Ray: "I don’t think it will happen again"
Josh Evanoff - July 29, 2022
PFL lightweight star Anthony Pettis has discussed his loss to Stevie Ray last month at PFL 5. Heading into the main event, ‘Showtime’ had already secured its spot in the playoffs. One month prior, he defeated Myles Price by first-round submission, handing him a bid. With that playoff spot in mind, Pettis decided to take the safe approach at PFL 5.
Anthony Pettis doesn't think Khabib Nurmagomedov is the lightweight GOAT: "He won the world title fighting Al Iaquinta"
Cole Shelton - July 27, 2022
Anthony Pettis isn’t certain that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the lightweight GOAT as many tend to think. Following Nurmagomedov’s submission win over Justin Gaethje to defend his belt for the third time, he announced his retirement from MMA. He retired at 29-0 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year but Pettis doesn’t think ‘The Eagle’ is the 155lbs GOAT as many think.
PFL's Anthony Pettis not looking to retire anytime soon: "I don't think about an exit plan"
Josh Evanoff - June 22, 2022
PFL 3 Results: Anthony Pettis stops Myles Price in Round 1 (Video)
Chris Taylor - May 6, 2022
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis returns to action at tonight’s PFL 3 event for a lightweight matchup with Myles Price. Pettis (25-12 MMA) will be looking to snap a two-fight losing streak this evening and earn his first PFL victory in the process. ‘Showtime’ is coming off back-to-back decision defeats to Clay Collard and Raush Manfio. The former UFC champion has gone 2-4 over his past six fights overall.
Jeremy Stephens to make PFL debut against Clay Collard, Anthony Pettis also booked for April 20 season opener
Harry Kettle - March 23, 2022
PFL has announced that Jeremy Stephens will debut with the promotion on the same card that sees Anthony Pettis make his return. The PFL’s season opener is set to take place on April 20 as a parade of fighters attempt to capture the $1 million pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In addition to the recent good news that Kayla Harrison has re-signed with the promotion, they’ve also confirmed that a whole host of big names will be competing next month.