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Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson
Benson Henderson

Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson trilogy booked to headline Karate Combat 43

Cole Shelton - October 24, 2023

Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson will be fighting for the third time, but this time it won’t be in MMA. Pettis and Henderson first fought in 2010 at WEC 43 and it was ‘Showtime’ who won by decision to become the WEC lightweight champion. The two rematched back at UFC 164 in 2013, with Pettis winning once again, but this time by submission in the first round to become the new UFC lightweight champ.

Anthony Pettis and Cedric Doumbe
Cedric Doumbe

Anthony Pettis already eyeing a future fight with Cedric Doumbe: "Biggest fight in PFL history"

Josh Evanoff - October 2, 2023

PFL lightweight contender Anthony Pettis is already eyeing Cedric Doumbe. ‘The Best’ is fresh off his promotional debut against Jordan Zébo last Saturday night. In a highlight that will be shown for years to come, Cedric Doumbe got a highlight-reel knockout win in just nine seconds. That victory impressed most of the MMA world, and seemingly got the attention of Anthony Pettis.

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Chris Avila calls out former UFC champion Anthony Pettis for a boxing match

Harry Kettle - August 14, 2023

Chris Avila has challenged Anthony Pettis to a boxing match following his recent win over Jeremy Stephens. Earlier this month, Chris Avila went toe to toe with Jeremy Stephens on the undercard of Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz. In what proved to be a pretty one-sided contest, Avila managed to get his hand raised.

Anthony Pettis and Sergio Pettis
Bellator

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.

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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.

Anthony Pettis, PFL
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

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.

Roy Jones Jr., Gamebred Boxing, Anthony Pettis
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Pros react after Anthony Pettis defeats Roy Jones Jr. at Gamebred Boxing 4

Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023

Tonight’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event was headlined by a heavyweight fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Anthony Pettis. Jones Jr. (66-10) was competing for the first time since fighting Mike Tyson to a draw in an exhibition bout in 2020. The 54-year-old had 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.

Anthony Pettis, Roy Jones Jr., Boxing
Boxing News

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
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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).

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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.

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Anthony Pettis discusses "amazing" payday for boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. "I was surprised to see the check"

Josh Evanoff - February 9, 2023

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is getting a hefty payday to box Roy Jones Jr. ‘Showtime’ has been out of action since his rematch with Stevie Ray at PFL 7 last August. ‘Braveheart’ had defeated the former UFC champion by second-round submission just two months prior. At PFL 7, Ray made it 2-0 in the series against Pettis, winning by decision.

Jorge Masvidal, Mike Brown
Jorge Masvidal

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.

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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, Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira

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, PFL
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

Anthony Pettis believes more fighters should test free agency: "As fighters, you’re supposed to take care of yourself"

Josh Evanoff - August 3, 2022

PFL lightweight star Anthony Pettis believes fighters should be more open to fighting outside the UFC. ‘Showtime’ is set to return to action this Friday against Stevie Ray at PFL 7. The bout is set to be the semifinals of the lightweight tournament. The winner will advance to face the winner of Olivier Aubin-Mercier, and Alex Martinez for one million dollars.

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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.

Anthony Pettis, PFL
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

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.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

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.

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