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
After seeing UFC lightweight Jim Miller given time to recover from a phantom low blow in his main event bout with Donald Cerrone on Jul. 16 in Atlantic City we saw another instance of the blown call Saturday night in San Jose. During the main event between welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 12, referee John McCarthy halted action during the third round after Lawler hurt Brown with a shot to the abdomen. McCarthy called the shot low, but replays indicated it to be clean abov more
Lewis Gonzalez had a WSOF lightweight title fight in his grasp once before, and he isn’t about to let it slip through the cracks again.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, WSOF more
When thinking about competitors who lack experience inside the Octagon, prospects come to mind.
However, some of the best fighters in the world have only had a couple of UFC bouts. A select few, such as Eddie Alvarez, have never even competed on the biggest stage in MMA.
While it's not easy to climb the ranks in smaller promotions, highly ranked UFC newcomers can fight their way to a championship rather quickly. Right now, multiple fighters with less than four UFC appearances are set to compete more
Although he lost a good chunk of time in his career, Stefan Struve is fortunate to be returning to the cage after a heart condition put his health at risk.Filed under: News, UFC more
A lightweight tilt between Takanori Gomi and Myles Jury has been added to the UFC’s Sept. 20 return to Japan. more
An intriguing lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s return to Japan, as Takanori Gomi meets Myles Jury.Filed under: News, UFC more
T.J. Dillashaw’s first title defense will come in his backyard, and it will likely come against a familiar foe. more
Chris Wiedman defends his Middleweight belt against Lyoto Machida this weekend in Vegas along with Ronda Rousey against Alexis Davis. I hear your Dallas Stars won the NHL arms race yesterday. Congrats.
Yes, Jim Nill is awesome. Getting Spezza to potentially center a second line with Hemsky and Nichushkin sounds fantastic with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn hopefully getting any one of the many right wingers in our system who can replace Chiasson. It's not enough to beat Chicago, St. L more