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  • a year ago
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Anthony Pettis earned a shot at the lightweight title with his blistering performance over Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, and he will wait for his chance to face either Benson Henderson or Gilbert Melendez. read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Gilbert Melendez is facing UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for that division's most prestigious title on Saturday. Melendez has long been a champion in other organizations or highly ranked in the UFC. Yet, his current position is one that didn't happen organically or by chance. It was a coordinated effort only made possible by contractual openings, the financial willingness and ability of another suitor, and perhaps most importantly, effective management. Let's quickly piece together the read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defended his title at UFC 181 on Saturday by becoming the only fighter to finish Gilbert Melendez and fighters reacted to it via Twitter. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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See how social media reacted to Anthony Pettis’ lightweight title win over Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Athony Pettis defended his belt for the first time at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas by submitting top contender Gilbert Melendez. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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LAS VEGAS - Gilbert Melendez showed Anthony Pettis no fear in their UFC lightweight title bout on Saturday night. Melendez pressed forward for the bulk of the fight and won the first round. But he walked right into a big right hand early in the second round. Before you could blink, Pettis caught Melendez in a guillotine choke and became the first person ever to submit the former Strikeforce champion. Pettis, defending his title for the first time 15 months after winning it, got the tap at 1:33 o read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Anthony Pettis successfully defended his UFC lightweight title for the first time, submitting Gilbert Melendez with a guillotine in the second round of their UFC 181 bout. Anthony Pettis is well-known for his flashy striking game, it's his calling card. But it's quickly becoming apparent that his submission game should be given the same props. Pettis was out of the cage for over a year and was finally defending his UFC lightweight title for the first time against former Strikeforce champ Gilbert read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Anthony Pettis will finally defend his lightweight championship title when he takes on Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event of tonight's (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) UFC 181: "Hendricks vs. Lawler 2" pay-per-view (PPV) from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the UFC lightweight title in an impressive first-round submission victory in August 2013. He'll step in to defend his title on Dec. 6—462 days after he won the belt. Gilbert Melendez defeated Diego Sanchez in what Joe Rogan immediately called the best fight he'd ever seen to reaffirm himself as the top title contender and secure his second opportunity at proving himself the planet's best fighter at 155 pounds. He'll meet Pettis on Dec. 6—413 days read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Anthony Pettis will return to the octagon to defend his UFC lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez in December. Anthony Pettis will return to UFC action this December on what could be a massive card. The UFC lightweight champion announced on yesterday's edition of The MMA Hour that he will be facing Gilbert Melendez on December 6 in Las Vegas. That event, which appears as though it will be UFC 181, still doesn't have a venue set as of now. However, the December 6 date is also the event that read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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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 read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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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 read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Since losing the lightweight title to Anthony Pettis in August 2013, Benson Henderson has only competed once, picking up a controversial decision win over Josh Thomson. On Saturday, Henderson will look to pick up a more conclusive victory over the up-and-coming Rustam Khabilov. Having only lost to Pettis since joining the UFC roster, Henderson remains one of the best in the 155-pound class, but he'll need to make some serious waves to earn a third fight with the champion. With wins in his first read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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According to a report by a Puerto Rican newspaper, a lightweight title showdown will go down in December. UFC president Dana White said at a San Juan press conference that the bout between champion Anthony Pettis and Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez will happen on the company's annual year-end show in Las Vegas, according to Primero Hora. Company sources could only confirm that the current plan is for the fight to occur sometime in late 2014 after the conclusion The Ultimate Fighter 20, for wh read news >>

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