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
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
"Cowboy" said he would fight anyone, anytime, anywhere ... and it looks like he wasn't kidding.
Fresh off his second-round shellacking over Jim Miller at UFC Fight Night 45 earlier this week on FOX Sports 1 (watch it), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will reportedly make a quick turnaround to face off against undefeated sambo specialist Khabib Nurmagomedov at the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada more
Two lightweights looking to avoid the unemployment line will bang it out in "Sac-Town."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will give a pair of struggling lightweights a chance to turn things around -- at the expense of each other -- when Justin Edwards collides with Yancy Medeiros at the UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., Aug. 30, 2014, inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
UFC announced the booking on Monday.
Edwards (8-4) was riding high with a submission win over Jo 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
UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell is set to resume his career following a one-year suspension and will fight Ruslan Magomedov, possibly at UFC 177. Filed under: News, UFC more
Who says "Money" doesn't give boxing fans the fights they want? It seems instant rematches are all the rage these days.
Just a few months removed from consecutive win No. 46, the king of boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr., is ready to get back into the ring against a very familiar face.
No, not this guy.
"Money" revealed during a recent interview with LATen Media (via ESPN) that he will likely be granting Marcos Maidana an instant rematch on Sept. 13, 2014. He also confirmed that he would be back in t more
T.J. Dillashaw’s first title defense will come in his backyard, and it will likely come against a familiar foe. more
A welterweight bout between Alex Garcia and Matt Dwyer has been targeted for next month’s UFC 176 event.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more