Completed MMA Bout

Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez

Co-Main Event | UFC Lightweight Championship | 155 lbs

Anthony Pettis defeats Gilbert Melendez via Submission at 1:53 of Round 2

Anthony "Showtime" Pettis
Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez

Round 2

Anthony Pettis Gilbert Melendez

"Showtime" "El Nino"

17-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   22-3-0
Climbed to 18-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 22-4
-325 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +275 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
United States   Nationality   United States
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Fighting out of   San Francisco, California
27 years, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
5'10" (177cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Roufusport MMA Academy   Gym   Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
UFC 181
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
  • Date: Saturday 12.06.2014 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 10 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Pettis Total Disclosed Pay: $250,000
  • Melendez Total Disclosed Pay: $200,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Lightweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Pettis
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Pettis vs. Melendez Wiki

After sustaining a knee injury that required surgery in his late August title defense against Ben Henderson, Anthony Pettis returns to action against the former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez on Dec. 6. The championship bout is slated to take place after the fighters coach TUF 20. Milwaukee native Pettis will be coming off a submission win to Ben Henderson and Melendez a decision win over Diego Sanchez.   

Last updated 07.21.2014, 10:12 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Highlights report dead link

  • Documentary  |  Countdown to UFC 181: Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez report dead link

  • Interview  |  UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Thinks Win Puts Him in G.O.A.T. Discussion report dead link

  • Interview  |  UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Might Show Off New Moves report dead link

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