Bec Rawlings hopes to represent Australia well on The Ultimate Fighter 20: Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez, which premiers on Fox Sports 1 on September 10. read news >>
- 11 days ago
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He was really asking for it, too. No, seriously.
Chalk this up to bad timing, bad humor, or maybe a little bit of both.
With the way domestic violence has been dominating the mixed martial arts (MMA) headlines this week, today (Fri., Aug. 8, 2014) probably wasn't the best day to post a video of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis getting punched in the face by his girlfriend, even if it was all in good fun.
Have a look. The accompanying caption reads, "Whe read news >>
- 11 days ago
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She's wearing 4 oz. gloves but the critics are already circling the oft-injured champ. read news >>
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis discussed his time on the sidelines recovering from a PCL injury, as well as his upcoming title fight against Gilbert Melendez. Anthony Pettis may not feel the urge to endlessly defend himself on twitter but he does admit that the recent criticism directed at him has certainly gotten on his nerves.
The UFC lightweight champion has been out of action for the better part of the last year since defeating Benson Henderson via submission to win the championship read news >>
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis talks about coaching TUF 20, his first title defense and his campaign to get on a Wheaties box. read news >>
- 28 days 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 >>
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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 >>
"Showtime" also talks about his time thus far on the set of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 alongside "El Nino" as well as the level of talent the 115-pound female fighters have shown. So much for that interim title talk.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has a date for his first-ever title defense set, as "Showtime" confirmed on The MMA Hour that he will be going toe-to-toe against Gilbert Melendez on Dec., 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But, that's as far as read news >>
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 read news >>
- 30 days ago
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The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. ET -- Dominick Cruz will discuss his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki.
1:25 p.m. -- Dustin Poirier will talk about his simmering feud with Conor McGregor, who beat Diego Brandao on Saturday.
1:45 p.m. -- Dennis Bermudez will preview his UFC on FOX 12 fight against Clay Guida.
2:05 p.m. -- Tom Egan, the first Irish fighter to compete in the UFC, will read news >>