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The main event is set for next month’s RFA 22 event, and the welterweight title will be on the line. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

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Second-ranked Gilbert Melendez tried to contain the sensational striking chops of Anthony Pettis with bell-to-bell pressure in their lightweight title tilt at UFC 181 on Saturday. Unfortunately for El Nino, his pressure-at-all-cost approach landed him in a precarious position in the second round, which ended with him tapping out for the first time in his career. He may have been slightly impressed with Pettis' performance, but the way top-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov sees it, he won't have the sam read news >>

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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 >>

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Gilbert Melendez has long been a staple in the lightweight division. For years, he was considered one of the best fighters of any weight class outside of the UFC. When he finally made his first Octagon appearance in 2013, it was clear that he was going to be in the title picture for a time to come. However, in his second bid for the 155-pound title, he was unable to capture the belt from Anthony Pettis. With his fourth defeat in his 12-year career, these are five fight suggestions that could be read news >>

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Last night (Dec. 6, 2014), Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez fought for Octagon gold at UFC 181 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though Pettis clearly lost the first round, he submitted Melendez in the opening minutes of the second stanza. Find out how below! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight stars Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez battled over the 155-pound title last night (Dec. 6, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Melendez read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Anthony Pettis out-coached Gilbert Melendez on The Ultimate Fighter 20, and now he's beaten the former Strikeforce champion inside the Octagon. While Pettis' striking gets most of the attention, he's now gotten it done with submissions in two straight outings. Showtime captured the lightweight championship with an armbar against Benson Henderson. Then, on Saturday, Pettis locked up a guillotine choke on Melendez to retain UFC gold. As expected, Melendez was reluctant to stand with Pettis. El Nin read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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LAS VEGAS – The champ needed five minutes to get warmed up, apparently, but then it was indeed “Showtime.”Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Watch the video highlights from the UFC 181 co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez for the UFC lightweight title. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Watch Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez full fight video highlights from UFC 181's main event above, courtesy of ESPN. UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 took place December 6, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-2) locked horns with former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez (22-4) in the night's co-main event, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above. For more on UFC 181's co-main event, check out th read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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UFC 181 looked like one of the year's best cards on paper, and while it largely played out that way, the night ended in controversy as Robbie Lawler edged out Johny Hendricks to take a split decision and capture the UFC welterweight title in a rematch of March's ‘Fight of the Year' candidate. Judge Glenn Trowbridge's bizarre 49-46 scorecard ended up being the difference maker, and though a 48-47 score for either fighter would've more than defensible, the end result left in bitter taste in the mo read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Watch the highlights of Anthony Pettis submitting Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event of UFC 181 last night (Dec. 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite the year away, Pettis looks as good as he ever did. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Like riding a bike. For nearly seven minutes on Saturday, it appeared Anthony Pettis was going to have trouble shaking off the rust. Then—for just a few seconds—the returning lightweight champion was his old, brilliant self again, and the fight was over. Pettis became the first man ever to finish No. 1 contender Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181, snatching a guillotine choke from thin air and forcing Melendez to tap out a few ticks shy of two minutes into the second round. As they raised his hand and read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Watch footage from the Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez title fight at UFC 181. As part of the dual-title fight headliners at UFC 181, Gilbert Melendez took on Anthony Pettis for the lightweight title. It only took two rounds, as the creative striker in Pettis was able to stun Melendez and choke him out with a guillotine to successfully defend his title. Watch above for footage from the bout between TUF coaches and decorated champs, along with a more detailed play-by-play from our live blog o read news >>

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After nearly a year of waiting for it to go down, UFC 181 allowed Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez to settle their score in the Octagon. The two spent time coaching The Ultimate Fighter 20 and promoting their bout for most of 2014, but they finally met on Saturday in Las Vegas. Pettis got the better of Melendez with a slick guillotine, putting an end to the rivalry for the time being. Melendez heads back to the drawing board, while Pettis gets to continue his path as the face of the UFC’s 155 read news >>

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