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
Miller becomes the latest lightweight to voice his displeasure at the lack of title fights in the 155-pound weight class. Lorenzo Fertitta, you have Jim Miller on line one.
Much has been made about the lack of title defenses in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight division due to fact that Anthony Pettis has been on the sidelines with a knee injury.
After former division kingpin Ben Henderson voiced his displeasure with the lack of title defenses since he lost the title to "Showt more
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 lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is the newest member of the Reebok family. Pettis confirmed the deal to MMAFighting.com on Monday. The young titleholder will now join fellow mixed martial artists Johny Hendricks and Rampage Jackson as fighters to secure sponsorships with the blue-chip sneaker and apparel company.
"It's cool that they chose me," Pettis said. "I'm sure they had a lot of guys they could've chose from and they wanted to choose me. For me, it's an amazing opportunity.
"I defi more
UFC lightweight kingpin Anthony Pettis went one-on-one with MMAmania.com to update fans on his new deal with Reebok, facing off against the Cesar Gracie camp, getting back into the cage, and that pesky knee injury that sidelined him for more than a year.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis understands your frustration.
The complexion of the mixed martial arts (MMA) landscape has changed dramatically over the last couple of years, to the point where a weeke more
After languishing on the sidelines for over half a year, Anthony Pettis is finally back in gym. The UFC's exciting but injury prone lightweight champion, who pulled out of a December 2013 title defense against Josh Thomson due to a torn the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee, was cleared to return to full contact training at Milwaukee's Roufusport academy last week.
"I feel good," Pettis told MMAFighting.com. "I had my first kicking session on [Wednesday]. The doctor said (it wou more
According to Reebok executive John Lynch, the company wanted to partner with an athlete “who had explosive speed, and bold, confident style.” Enter Anthony Pettis.Filed under: News, UFC more
Anthony Pettis has been sidelined from fighting since capturing the UFC lightweight crown last August, but that hasn’t prevented his blue-chip sponsorship portfolio from expanding. more
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