- 2 years ago
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Anthony Pettis remains hospitalized for precautionary reasons following an attack of cellulitis that sparked concerns about his fighting future.
Trainer Duke Roufus on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com that he's waiting to pick the fighter up from an area hospital and estimates the two will train next week at Roufusport Academy in Milwaukee.
A proposed fight between Pettis and Donald Cerrone in January hasn't technically been booked, he said, but shouldn't be hindered by the mishap.
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- 3 months ago
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While the UFC’s 155-pound division is bottlenecked until Anthony Pettis defends the belt against Gilbert Melendez in December, the war of "next" in that class has had plenty of plot twists. Reigning lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez will make Octagon debut at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 against Donald Cerrone, who has won four in a row (all finishes). The winner of that fight will have to be in consideration to take on the winner of Melendez-Pettis. Then there’s Rafael dos Anjos, who just became the first read news >>
A knee injury UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis suffered in his title-winning fight against Benson Henderson never fully healed, his trainer today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson, Clay Guida, Frankie Edgar, Josh (...) read news >>
Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis hopes to fight 3 times in 2015, starting in early Spring. The UFC lightweight division's reigning king, Anthony Pettis may have only fought three times in the last two years, but moving forward, he plans on getting in three fights in 2015, and wants his first bout to be in early spring. In an interview with UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, Pettis' manager, Mike Roberts stated that "Showtime" would like to fight in either March or April, with an immediate turnarou read news >>
After 17 UFC bouts and 12 UFC victories, Rafael dos Anjos will more than likely be competing for UFC gold in early 2015. With UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis healthy and ready to step back inside the cage, "Showtime" likely found his dance partner after "RDA's" exceptional beatdown over former No. 1 contender Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13. Heading into UFC on FOX 13, No. 3-ranked lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos had to know that a victory over Nate Diaz could potentially earn him a cr read news >>
After trouncing Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 13, Rafael dos Anjos might just be in line for a lightweight title fight. The news was announced by UFC President Dana White at the UFC on Fox 13 post-fight press conference: Dana White says that Nurmagomedov isn't healthy and that Dos Anjos gets the title shot against Pettis. #UFConFox13 — Rob Tatum (@RobTatumMMA) December 14, 2014 It is hard to argue against the notion, frankly. Dos Anjos is on an impressive three-fight winning streak and is 8-1 over his read news >>
UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses the UFC 181 co-main event and his opinion on lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. read news >>
LAS VEGAS – If the old belief that you don’t really become a champion within this sporting fringe until you’ve defended the belt at least once is true, then Anthony Pettis is finally the legit UFC lightweight king. He can no longer be called a "paper champion," which has long been the ammunition of his haters. Not only did he defend the belt against Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event at UFC 181 -- nearly 16 months after winning it at UFC 164 -- he became the first man to finish "El Nino." And read news >>
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a busy man, given all of his bear wrestling, but he found the time to take in UFC 181 on Saturday—and he had some choice words for the lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. Following the event—at the UFC 181 media conference—Nurmagomedov got his hands on a microphone and had words with the champ. What, precisely, was said is unclear, but Pettis indicated a willingness to fight the undefeated Russian. Nurmagomedov spent a good portion of this weekend angling for a title fight. read news >>
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 >>
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 >>
Watch the video highlights from the UFC 181 co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez for the UFC lightweight title. read news >>
Anthony Pettis successfully defended his UFC lightweight title with a submission of Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181, but the post-fight press conference had its own fireworks. read news >>
- 19 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 >>