Follow the rise of Jan Blachowicz as he made his way through the ranks to a light heavyweight title shot against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. Every so often in sports, the stars align to create a magical moment, and this was one of those times. Early in the second, Pettis stung Chiesa with a kick to the body and followed it up with a right hand that caused Chiesa to slump before hitting him with a jumping knee-kick hybrid that put him on the deck. A stats-centric look at the main, co-main and featured bouts at Fight Island, UFC Announces Upcoming Event Schedule Through November. Late in the first, Chiesa started to fade and Pettis started to find his range, attacking with kicks and avoiding anything coming back his way. So I don’t blame them, I just think they are like a very busy, they have a lot of fights to do. Having successfully defended his title three times, Henderson was originally slated to face gritty Canadian TJ Grant, while Pettis had been booked to venture down to featherweight to fight Jose Aldo before having to withdraw due to a knee injury. Pettis, still … “I say to the UFC, I have to fight in the USA, I cannot leave the country,” Moicano explained. They came out slinging right away, with Pettis landing a right hand early and Cerrone countering with a knee up the middle prior to “Showtime” attempting a cartwheel kick. $50,000. Pettis was 23 years old at the time, entering on a three-fight winning streak and brandishing a 12-1 record overall as he squared off with Henderson in the final fight in WEC history. Then Pettis did something no one had ever seen. Anthony Pettis last fight was 318 days ago against Nate Diaz at UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2. Henderson had been leading the dance and doing the majority of the damage to that point, and was the one to initiate the grappling exchange that ultimately led to the finishing sequence, but in that moment, Pettis showed that he had a slick submission game to go along with his flashy striking repertoire. Sherdog Staff Pick 'Em: UFC Fight Night 180. Prior to his scheduled matchup against Magomed Mustafaev on Oct. 17, Renato Moicano claimed former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis turned down a fight with him. The Korean Zombie is feeling the aftereffects of his one-sided defeat at the hands of Brian Ortega at UFC on ESPN+ 38. And then they offered me the fight against the Mustafaev. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images), Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved. To this day, it remains the most creative and clutch attack I’ve ever witnessed in a championship fight. https://ufcfightpass.com/video/96380/anthony-pettis-vs-stephen-thompson-ufc-fight-night. The Milwaukee native left the UFC as a free agent last year with a 9-5 record in the organization, going back and forth between flyweight and bantamweight. UFC on ESPN 12 headliner this Saturday in Las Vegas. Pettis followed Henderson to the floor, looking to secure the finish, and while “Smooth” weathered the storm, “The Showtime Kick,” as it would quickly come to be known, had shifted the scorecards in the challenger’s favor. To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fighter Timeline series features Cain Velasquez and five of the biggest fights of his UFC career. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis vs Clay "The Carpenter" Guida Full Fight Video UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Jun 04, 2011 watch video >> Anthony Pettis vs Jeremy Stephens Full Fight UFC 136 Part 1 Rather than worrying about championship belts and his position in the rankings, the former lightweight titleholder wanted to chase interesting fights, either at lightweight or welterweight, and when the opportunity to share the cage with “Wonderboy” was presented to him, the Milwaukee native jumped at the opportunity. Entering to a raucous ovation, Pettis made the partisan crowd at the Bradley Center go bonkers as he locked up a belly-down armbar and drew a verbal tap from Henderson prior to the close of the opening round.
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