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UFC 181 Results: Lawler Wins Title, Pettis Impressive in Defense

UFC 181 came to us from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night.   The main card was kicked off by lightweight fight between Abel Trujillo and former Ultimate Fighter competition winner Tony Ferguson. Trujillo came out strong in round one, dropping Ferguson with an overhand right. Though he couldn’t capitalize, Trujillo was able to score a ...

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UFC 182 Will Be First Event Of 2015

Usually the UFC airs their year end show the last Saturday of the year. We are in for a change, as the company announced that UFC 182 will air on Saturday, January 3 of 2015 with Las Vegas, Nevada the expected destination. The reason for the switch is that Saturday, December 27 is two days after Christmas. No fight have ...

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36 Women Tryout Today For “The Ultimate Fighter 20”

“The Ultimate Fighter 20” starts on September 20 on Fox Sports 1, with the coaches being UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. This is the season where for the first time, the show will consist of all women. In December, the UFC announced some of the fighters that will compete on the season, which will be contested at ...

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UFC Matches Offer For Gilbert Melendez, Will Coach “TUF 20” Opposite Anthony Pettis

Gilbert Melendez was the first big name fighter to agree to an offer from Bellator and the UFC had the right to match the offer. The question of whether the UFC would match the offer loomed over the MMA world since it was announced that Melendez had agreed to a deal with Bellator about ten days ago. UFC officials announced ...

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Anthony Pettis vs Jose Aldo May Not Be Happening After All

Jose Aldo successfully defended the UFC featherweight title for the eighth time defeating Ricardo Lamas in the co-main event on Saturday night at UFC 169. During the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White stated that Aldo vs lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for the title would be next and Aldo would have to vacate his title. It seems like though ...

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UFC on Fox 10’s Benson Henderson: It Didn’t Take Long To Get Over The (Anthony) Pettis Fight

We talk to lightweight Benson Henderson who fights Josh Thomson in the main event of UFC on Fox 10. Henderson discusses whether he considered not taking the fight close to his wedding, how long it took him to get over the loss to Anthony Pettis and more. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter.

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Anthony Pettis To Undergo Knee Surgery in December

We had reported last week that UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was still battling a bum knee and wouldn’t be able to headline UFC on Fox 9 against Josh Thomson. After seeing a few doctors, “UFC Tonight” reported that Pettis will have knee surgery to repair a torn PCL in his left knee. The lightweight champion suffered the injury in ...

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Gray Maynard vs Nate Diaz Bumped Up To Headline TUF 18 Finale

The UFC has announced that Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard is the new main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on November 30 replacing the Demetrious Johnson-Joseph Benavidez flyweight title fight. The reason Johnson-Benavidez, which was originally scheduled for the TUF 18 was moved to the Fox show was due to UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had to bow ...

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Demetrious Johnson vs Joseph Benavidez II Will Now Headline UFC On Fox 9

After it was announced that the Pettis-Thomson was off due to Pettis’ knee injury, Johnson and Benavidez has been promoted to the main event of UFC on Fox 9. The Johnson-Benavidez rematch was originally supposed to take place on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on Saturday, November 30 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The two flyweights ...

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Anthony Pettis Suffers Knee Injury, Out Of UFC On Fox 9 Main Event

Anthony Pettis will have to wait on making his first title defense as UFC lightweight champion. It was announced on “Fox Sports Live” on Fox Sports 1 that Pettis has suffered a knee injury and is out of his UFC on Fox 9 main event fight with Josh Thomson. Pettis won the lightweight title against Benson Henderson at UFC 164 ...

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Dana White UFC Fight Night 29 Video Blog

The UFC returns to action tonight as UFC Fight Night 29 takes place from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main event features a key welterweight between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. The co-main event will feature another welterweight bout as Dong Hyun Kim faces off with Erick Silva. Before all fight cards UFC President Dana ...

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UFC on Fox 9 Kickoff Press Conference on BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 4 PM ET

UFC on Fox 9 takes place on Saturday, December 14 from the MTS Centre in Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event will feature UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defending his title against former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. The event will be officially announced today takes at the Sleep Train Arena. Participating at the press conference will ...

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Anthony Pettis vs Josh Thomson Headlines UFC On Fox 9

Anthony Pettis became the UFC lightweight champion a little over two weeks ago at UFC 164 when he defeated Benson Henderson. Pettis has a date and an opponent for his first title defense. Pettis will be squaring off with former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson in the main event of UFC on Fox 9 on Saturday, December 14. Thomson last ...

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Anthony Pettis Out About Two Months, Will Fight TJ Grant Next

Anthony Pettis had stated after UFC 164 on Saturday night that he had heard a pop in his knee. Everyone can breath a little bit easier now as an MRI revealed yesterday that Pettis has a Grade 2 knee sprain and will be sidelined for about seven to eight weeks. That news was broken by UFC President Dana White who ...

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UFC 164 Medical Suspensions With Anthony Pettis Out Indefinitely

UFC 164 took place on Saturday Night with Anthony Pettis submitting Benson Henderson to capture the UFC lightweight championship. BetweenTheRopes.com contacted the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to receive the medical suspensions and official results from this past Saturday’s card. Here the medical suspensions from Saturday’s UFC 164: Al Iaquinta suspended for 45 days; lacerations to nose an ...

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UFC News: Dana White Says Anthony Pettis Injured His Knee In His Title Win Against Benson Henderson

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis called out UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo after his win over Benson Henderson at UFC 164 last night. It looks like the brakes need to be pumped a little bit on that for now. During the UFC 164 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White said that Pettis’s knee popped during the fight. ...

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UFC News: Anthony Pettis, Chad Mendes, Pascal Krauss and Hyun Gyu Lim Earn $50,000 Bonuses

UFC 164 took place moments ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Anthony Pettis defeating Benson Henderson by verbal submission to win the UFC lightweight championship in the main event. After every UFC event, the UFC hands out fight bonuses for their efforts. Fight bonuses went to Pettis for submission of the night over Henderson, Chad Mendes got knockout of the night ...

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UFC News: Anthony Pettis Defeats Benson Henderson To Win The UFC Lightweight Title

Anthony Pettis was telling the world the rematch with Benson Henderson wouldn’t go five rounds. He was right on the mark as Pettis defeated Henderson in the main event of UFC 164 to win the UFC lightweight championship by verbal submission (armbar) at 4:31 of the first round. The fight started with the former champion pushing Pettis into the cage ...

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UFC Podcast: UFC 164 Preview

In today’s podcast Steve talks to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. Steve and Crawford preview tonight’s UFC 164 featuring the main event between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his title against Anthony Pettis, with the co-main event of Josh Barnett facing off with Frank Mir. The guys also recap UFC Fight Night 27 from Wednesday night and what is ...

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UFC Video: First Fight Between Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson

Tonight at UFC 164, the main event is a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson facing off with Anthony Pettis. These two squared off at the final WEC event, WEC 53 in December of 2010. It was a very close fight going into the fifth and final round, with Pettis landing the “Showtime Kick” late in the round to ...

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