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
"King" and "The Menace" slip into the Top 10 of the Lightweight and Featherweight divisions, respectively, after picking up huge wins at UFC on FOX 12. Anthony Johnson, meanwhile, stayed put at No. 5 despite knocking out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the first round.
The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC on FOX 12 event (results) last Saturday night (July 26, 2014), which took place inside SAP Center in San Jose, California. As far as Robbie Law more
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UFC lightweight Michael Johnson (15-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has pulled out of his fight with Josh Thomson (20-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC on Fox 12 with an injury. MMAJunkie.com reported the news on Friday. Update: UFC.com has reported that Bobby Green will be stepping up on short-notice to face Thomson. Green was originally slated to face Abel Trujillo, in a fight that was moved from UFC 176 to UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine.
The card, which is headlined by a welterweight showdown between top contender more
UFC media panelists were impressed enough by Conor McGregor's showing last Saturday to give him a spot in the top 10 in the featherweight division.
The latest UFC rankings came out yesterday, and the biggest notable change coming out of the UFC Fight Night Dublin show was Conor McGregor making the top 10 of featherweight for the first time. It's a bit surprising that McGregor, who hasn't beaten a single ranked opponent en route to this spot, was rewarded as such, but I guess style points plays a more
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis talks about coaching TUF 20, his first title defense and his campaign to get on a Wheaties box. more
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira believes his bout with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC on Fox 12 is the “perfect matchup” to reintroduce himself as one of the premier contenders at 205 pounds.
After being sidelined for over a year with a lingering back injury, the MMA legend will make his long-awaited UFC return on Saturday night at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. When speaking with Bleacher Report, the man known as “Lil Nog” could hardly contain his excitement to finally be able to fight again more
Joanna Jedrzejczyk continued the impressive introduction of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s new women’s strawweight division with a three-round thrashing of Juliana de Lima Carneiro at UFC on Fox 12. more
Watch the highlights from the Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Anthony Johnson fight at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif., which took place on Saturday, July 26, at the SAP Center. more