Anthony Pettis will defend his UFC lightweight title December 6 against top contender Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181.
The fight will be Pettis' first title defense. For that matter, it's the first bout of any kind for "Showtime" since he won the belt from Benson Henderson last August at UFC 164.
Pettis himself broke the news Monday while a guest on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani. "December 6 is going to be the date of my next fight; it'll be out here in Vegas," Pettis said. "I got w more
UFC 175 hits Las Vegas on Saturday with two championship fights.
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his title for the second time in his career, and it will be Lyoto Machida challenging him in the main event.
In the co-main event, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight crown against jiu-jitsu ace Alexis Davis.
Who should you put a little money on? This article is here to help you make a more informed decision by laying out the pre-fight odds for you. It will help you identify the val more
For Gilbert Melendez, the ultimate prize may be off in the distance, but he has never taken his mind off the UFC lightweight title. He will have his shot against Anthony Pettis at the UFC's 2014 year-end event in December.
The UFC contender and former, longtime Strikeforce champion has been out of action since defeating Diego Sanchez in an instant classic at UFC 166 in October, but the motivation for the Skrap Pack representative's hiatus have been just.
His next bout will be for the lightweight more
A look at next Saturday afternoon's UFC Fight Night show in Dublin, Ireland, where hometown sensation Conor McGregor headlines against Diego Brandao.
The last time the UFC went to Ireland was five years ago, when Dan Henderson won a close decision over Rich Franklin in the main event. Tom Egan was literally the only Irish fighter on the card -- Marcus Davis doesn't technically count -- and he lost to John Hathaway by TKO. After a planned 2013 superfight between Sinead O'Connor and that woman fro more
Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller headline a modestly stacked Fight Night card for fight fans in New Jersey this Wednesday. If I'm not doing the Q & A format, I'll often try something else, but today it's as bare bones as it gets. It's a busy week, and I'll be tinkering with the preview format in the future. In the meantime, odds are listed respective to the listed fighter: so Barboza is -240, Story -280, and so forth. All numbers are taken from Best Fight Odds.
Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Evan Du more
A rundown of each bout on Saturday's UFC Fight Night Dublin card with predictions and analysis from Bloody Elbow's Dallas Winston, Connor Ruebusch and Zane Simon. more
DUBLIN -- Some have called Saturday's UFC Night 46 card, headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brando on UFCFightPass.com, "The People's Card," so it only made sense to preview the event with the passionate people of Ireland. more
Get ready for this Saturday's UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown fight card with the "Road to the Octagon" video preview. more
If it was up to Anthony Pettis, he'd handle his critics the way he used on the streets of Milwaukee as a kid.
"Where I grew up if someone talks any type of mess you handle it a certain way, and that's what I'm used to," Pettis said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.
But the oft-criticized UFC lightweight champion knows things aren't that simple anymore.
"As the champ things are a little different now," acknowledged Pettis, who is currently shooting the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter out more