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Tuesday 06.18.2013 9:43am ET | View Full Article
Event: UFC 163: "Aldo vs. Jung"Date: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV)Location: HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung
Pay-Per-View Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
205 lbs.: Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida 170 lbs.: Josh Koscheck vs. Demian Maia 185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Clint Hester125 lbs.: John Li...
Tuesday 06.18.2013 12:00am ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC) Lightweight and Featherweight contender Anthony Pettis hasn't had the best luck when it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA) title shots.
When he -- along with most of the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) roster -- was absorbed into the UFC ranks after the MMA promotion went under, he was promised a 155-pound title fight against the winner of the Frankie Edgar vs...
Monday 06.17.2013 4:57pm ET | View Full Article
Anthony Pettis was just looking to get in a quick workout.
Pettis, who was scheduled to challenge Jose Aldo Jr. for the UFC featherweight title in the main event of UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 3, was in Brazil fulfilling media obligations when he decided to roll with light heavyweight Phil Davis, who is also on the card.
"The last day of the press conference in Brazil, the UFC took us out...
Monday 06.17.2013 3:49pm ET | View Full Article
After dropping out of his fight with Jose Aldo, Anthony Pettis is now trying to hijack T.J. Grant's UFC 164 main event with Benson Henderson.
Monday 06.17.2013 11:50am ET | View Full Article
Streaking lightweight assassin, T.J. Grant, is expected to challenge Ben Henderson for the 155-pound title at the UFC 164 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for August 31, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
But a lot can happen between now and then.
Just ask former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who was promised a crack at the 205-pound crown on two separ...
Monday 06.17.2013 10:11am ET | View Full Article
Josh Burkman shocked the mixed martial arts (MMA) world last Friday night (June 14, 2013) when he defeated Jon Fitch in the main event of World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 3, which took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The People's Warrior" needed less than a minute to secure the submission win by way of guillotine choke (watch replay here).
Following the event, UFC Pr...
Monday 06.17.2013 9:46am ET | View Full Article
(And that "Showtime Kick"? As fake as the moon landing. / Photo via MMAWeekly)
As we've already discussed, the upcoming UFC 164 lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and TJ Grant isn't exactly capturing the hearts and minds of MMA fans, and could potentially tank on pay-per-view. (Which wouldn't be the first time that Bendo has tanked on PPV.) So when Anthony Pettis went down with a...
Monday 06.17.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
Roy Nelson pushed his chips all-in on Saturday night. Riding a tremendous three-fight knockout streak into the last fight of his TUF 10 contract, Nelson was poised to make a remarkable jump in pay scale if he just could get by unranked Stipe Miocic at UFC 161.
Unfortunately for Nelson, things didn't quite work out as planned. But if "Big Country" was looking for sympathy, he didn't need to turn ...
Sunday 06.16.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC 161 wasn't good, was it? Well that's okay, because UFC 162 promises to be a great card filled with interesting and potentially exciting fights. Chris Weidman, only a week or so removed from stopping Mark Munoz, has earned his title shot against middleweight champion Anderson Silva. There were rumors that Silva was injured and that this fight was in jeopardy, but it appears those rumors are fa...
Sunday 06.16.2013 3:30pm ET | View Full Article
With all the mayhem going on at the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division, Ricardo Lamas appears to be the odd man out.
The UFC's No. 2 ranked 145-pound contender was just weeks away from a high stakes bout against Chan Sung Jung on one of the biggest cards of the year at UFC 162, and is now without an opponent for the event.
"The Korean Zombie" was pulled from ...
Sunday 06.16.2013 1:55pm ET | View Full Article
We just got the news a couple of days ago that Anthony Pettis was hurt and forced out of his UFC 163 shot at Jose Aldo's Featherweight title. The Korean Zombie will now get his well-earned shot and all is right with the Featherweight world.
However, Anthony Pettis is back acting as a free-radical in the Lightweight division. He claims he'll be recovered from a torn meniscus and cleared to fight ...
Sunday 06.16.2013 12:28pm ET | View Full Article
A knee injury forced Anthony Pettis out of his planned UFC 163 title shot against featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr. But according to UFC president Dana White, Pettis will still be in line for a title shot when he returns, whether it's at featherweight or lightweight.
Speaking to reporters after UFC 161 in Winnipeg, White said "He's definitely in line [at featherweight], but we'll see what hap...
Sunday 06.16.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
Despite the fact Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Anthony Pettis was forced out of his UFC 163 featherweight championship bout with Jose Aldo due to a knee injury, the fighter's coach claims "Showtime" is targeting a return to the cage just four weeks later at UFC 164.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) community was collectively crushed on Friday (June 14, 2013) when UFC President Dan...
Friday 06.14.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
Anthony Pettis is hurt and out of UFC 163. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo now fights Chan Sung Jung at the event.
Friday 06.14.2013 4:45pm ET | View Full Article
Friday 06.14.2013 2:22pm ET | View Full Article
So much for the Anthony Pettis experiment.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight number one contender, who abandoned his post at 155 pounds to challenge Jose Aldo for the Featherweight title, has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming fight against "Junior" after tearing his meniscus.
One man's loss is another man's gain.
Stepping in for him on short notice is Chan Sung Jung,...
Friday 06.14.2013 2:16pm ET | View Full Article
Anthony Pettis can't catch a break. Pettis' coach Duke Roufus told MMAFighting.com on Friday that Pettis "popped his knee" while training in Brazil this week. Pettis was in Brazil to promote his UFC 163 title fight against Jose Aldo. When he flew back to Milwaukee, Pettis was still complaining about the knee, so he went to get MRI. That confirmed his worst fears: Torn meniscus. Four-to-six ...
Friday 06.14.2013 2:11pm ET | View Full Article
(Replace the number '162' with '163', and this promo is still pretty damn relevant. / Props: TheSuperactiontv)
Anthony Pettis's divisional line-cutting has apparently angered the vengeful MMA Gods, who have struck down the crowd-pleasing striker with a knee injury. UFC president Dana White just confirmed the bad news, saying that Pettis is officially out of his scheduled featherweight title fi...
Friday 06.14.2013 1:57pm ET | View Full Article
Well it looks like The Korean Zombie got his wish.
After publicly stating that he felt Anthony Pettis hasn't 'earned his place' in the division to be granted a title shot, the MMA gods shine on Chan Sung Jung through an unexpected knee injury from Pettis, placing TKZ in UFC 163 against Jose Aldo. The way that was written suggests that MMA gods granted Jung a reward by injuring another fighter,...
Friday 06.14.2013 1:53pm ET | View Full Article
A knee injury has forced Anthony Pettis out of his UFC 163 title shot against featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr. Popular Chan Sung Jung will take his place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 3.
UFC president Dana White tweeted the news on Friday. Pettis then tweeted about his injury, calling it a "small tear in my meniscus."
Pettis (16-2), the former WEC lightweight champion, jumped the ...