- 2 years ago
- 135 views
SAITAMA, Japan - WEC never die, indeed.
With a pair of impressive wins at Sunday's UFC 144 event in Saitama,
Japan, former WEC champions Benson Henderson and
Anthony Pettis will now apparently meet for the UFC
Following the pay-per-view event in which Henderson earned the UFC belt
with a unanimous-decision win over Frankie Edgar and Pettis scored a
highlight-reel finish of Joe Lauzon, UFC president Dana White suggested
that was the likely plan.
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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 >>
- 5 months ago
- 75 views
With Anthony Pettis scheduled to coach against Gilbert Melendez on an upcoming edition of “The Ultimate Fighter,” UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo has turned his focus away from a Pettis super-fight and back to his own division. read news >>
- 10 months ago
- 197 views
As a reminder, tickets for Anthony Pettis' first title defense as the UFC's lightweight champion go on sale this week. UFC on FOX 9 features Pettis vs. Josh Thomson in the main event on Dec. 14 in Sacramento. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 148 views
Benson Henderson’s rumored Aug. 11 lightweight title defense is now official, as UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday that Henderson will rematch former champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 150. read news >>
It looks like Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot and it will be against the man he defeated to become the last ever WEC champion as well... read news >>
- a month ago
- 104 views
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 >>
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 >>
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 read news >>
- 2 months ago
- 37 views
Following a second loss to Anthony Pettis and a controversial decision win over Josh Thomson, Ben Henderson has numerous questions to answer heading into his main event bout tonight (June 7, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 42. "Smooth" now stands in a weird position in the lightweight division, with everything to lose and not much to gain when he collides with Rustam Khabilov later this evening.
After making the switch from the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), B read news >>
- 4 months ago
- 46 views
This probably isn't going to sit well with a lot of folks at 145 pounds...
We finally found out the real reason why Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis is no longer interested in moving down to the featherweight class to challenge reigning division kingpin Jose Aldo in a champion vs. champion "super fight."
He doesn't want to sully his hands with a second-rate strap like "Junior's."
That's according to "Showtime," who wants to step up his productivity afte read news >>