Anthony Pettis making return to the UFC ring 2nd time in the year after losing fight (UFC 246). UFC 249 free fight: Relive Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis before they rematch May 9 For Pettis, there’s no better scenario to turn the tide than what UFC 249 offers. , The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:. But they all are. At 29 years old with an overall record of 19-4, 1NC, Cerrone has reeled off six impressive wins in seven fights inside the Octagon, and the Jackson-Winkeljohn product will just mark his two year anniversary in the UFC after this scrap. “I'm not going to let that change the way I'm going to fight him,” states Pettis. Result: Anthony Pettis def. By: Nolan King and John Morgan.
“You only have 15 minutes out there and it's hard to show everything you have. 1.4m Followers, 351 Following, 2,187 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Anthony Pettis (@showtimepettis) Those established pre-fight antics may be simply to hype the bout, be a strategic mind game against his opponent, and/or to get himself riled up, but it won’t affect Pettis’ gameplan of letting his fists and feet talk for him in the cage. You take the top guys at the division and they all have holes in their game.
He's one of those guys who really doesn't have any holes in his game.
“It's a mix of acrobatics and martial arts. He's going to be a tough fight for me and I'm preparing for him to be one of the toughest fights of my career. It's easy to find a kickboxer, a boxer, a boxer/wrestler, but it's hard to find someone who strikes like me. I was coming off a loss from the Clay Guida fight and I went into the fight with Jeremy Stephens and my confidence wasn't 100%, so I fought the Stephens fight and just wanted to get the W on that.
- Anthony Pettis “Educated feet” While pro wrestling's legendary voice Jim Ross cemented the clever phrase as a commentating colloquialism to describe famed kickers from “Sweet” Stan Lane to the 1-2-3 Kid, it’s found no better living example than UFC 144 Knockout of the Night winner Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. one of the toughest fights of my career. Pettis received his undergrad in taekwondo as a third degree black belt. Obviously, he is getting the necessary quality striking sparring at a Roufus run gym with its plethora of kickboxers, plus teammates like UFC featherweight Erik Koch, UFC welterweight Pascal Krauss, and Pettis’ undefeated bantamweight younger brother, Sergio. Now 2-1 inside the Octagon, Pettis admits the previous two appearances were atypical, but fight fans should be fully expecting to see a better “Showtime” than they remember. I only took that time to heal my body. I'm excited because I'm working on my wrestling, I'm working on my jiu-jitsu, and I'm constantly getting better everywhere, so I can do whatever I want to do in the cage. Before the seemingly inevitable “Bendo” rematch, Pettis must tangle with a different WEC warrior in Fight of the Night fixture Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. But with a year off, I really focused on my technique. , A welterweight bout between former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson and former WEC and UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis served as the event headliner. I'm not saying I'm perfect; there are holes in my game. I don't want anything to decide my fights besides my skills, so I took the year off. “My style, my kicks, is all from what I used to do as a kid: XMA, Xtreme Martial Arts,” explains Pettis. I feel like my southpaw is as good as my right stance, so I'm getting better everywhere. My style is coming from my background. UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis Dec. 10, 2016 KO/TKO Punches 3 4:50 win. “Even with the rest of last year off, I feel like I gained so much skill and so much knowledge,” says Pettis. “I'm not that guy who needs to hate my opponent or has to picture beating them all the time. "He's going to be a tough fight for me and I'm preparing for him to be The year off is not going to be a factor. “Really good, really tough. level, every fight is tough." “I got the MRI done and they came back saying that I had two tears in my labrum,” reveals Pettis, who decided to get the surgery to fix it and take the proper time off. They're more advanced and they work for me. Sign up for our newsletter and get every update delivered to your inbox!  The bout was rescheduled and eventually took place at this event. Besides the always lingering title implications, Cerrone has a knack of making each and every one of his bouts appear personal, whether they are or not. My right side is very dangerous already, so I'm going to be even more dangerous if I can switch back and forth. But he took it a different direction. I'm feeling great. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos Full Fight Video UFC 185 - Pettis vs. Dos Anjos UFC PPV Main Card American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, United States March 14, 2015 watch video >> Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone Full Fight UFC 249 Part 1
I did a lot of kicks and flips, a lot of crazy stuff. I come up with new stuff almost daily. "UFC on ESPN+ 6 draws announced 10,863 attendance for $939,095.99 live gate", "UFC announces 2019 first quarter schedule: ESPN debut Jan. 19 in Brooklyn", "Anthony Pettis will fight Stephen Thompson in UFC welterweight debut", "UFC's return to Nashville official with Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis headliner", "Report: Ryan MacDonald replaces Martin Day at UFC Fight Night Nashville", "Marlon Vera vs. Frankie Saenz again scheduled, this time UFC Nashville", "Canadian John Makdessi gets new opponent for UFC card in Nashville", "UFC Nashville bonuses: Anthony Pettis rewarded for early Knockout of the Year candidate", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=UFC_Fight_Night:_Thompson_vs._Pettis&oldid=961998912, Sports competitions in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2019 sports events in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–25), Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28), Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28), Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27), Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28), Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27), This page was last edited on 11 June 2020, at 14:51.
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At this level, every fight is tough.”.
He was fined 30% of his fight purse and his bout against Steven Peterson proceeded at catchweight. And, I'm still learning. I saw him bite on my hands and it left him a little open for the kick and I was able to capitalize. “He (Henderson) is very dynamic and he's only getting better all the time. The poster for UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis. By: Matt Erickson and John Morgan. It’s a lot of stuff that I get to play with.”. UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis (also known as UFC Fight Night 148 or UFC on ESPN+ 6) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on March 23, 2019 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. I feel like I'm building off of that win and picking up right where I left off. “They don't have the tools that I have,” declares Pettis. I'm not thinking ahead or past 'Cowboy', but that's one of the fights that I want to get.”. Nowadays, he is writing his doctoral thesis in fight finishing with his 13-2 record including 10 stoppages. I'm motivating myself. Thanks for signing up. “I think I have a whole arsenal of weapons that would work that I haven't thrown, but I just haven't had the opportunity,” says Pettis. All healed up and itching for a fight, Pettis is excited to make 2013 a memorable one inside the Octagon. - Anthony Pettis. But they all are. He's going to come to fight. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Anthony Pettis beat Donald Cerrone with a unanimous decision Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Fla. Take a look inside the fight with Pettis, who snapped a two-fight skid and handed Cerrone his fourth straight loss. , Nasrat Haqparast and Chris Gruetzemacher pulled out of their respective bouts, due to injury, against John Makdessi and Jesús Pinedo. Born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received his Master’s from mentor, head coach, friend, former K-1 kickboxer, and multiple Muay Thai world champion Jeff “Duke” Roufus. If you're afraid to take chances then you'll never know what you could have done.”, This Saturday in “The Madhouse on Madison” in Chicago, two of the lightweight division’s fastest rising stars will collide for guaranteed fireworks. Brian Ortega says fight fans should expect some future rounds between himself, Alexander Volkanovski, and Max Holloway.
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