|Anthony Pettis Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||January 27, 1987|
Anthony Pettis is an American professional mixed martial artist who is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and competes in the welterweight and lightweight divisions. As of his 2020 records, he has compiled a total of 22 wins – 11 by knockout, 7 by submission, and 4 via unanimous decision.
Anthony Paul Pettis
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
He attended Dominican High School.
Professional Mixed Martial Artist
- Father – Eugene Pettis Jr.
- Mother – Annette (née Garcia)
- Siblings – Reynaldo Pettis (Older Brother), Sergio Pettis (Younger Brother) (Mixed Martial Artist)
- Others – Eugenio Pérez (Grandfather)
He is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
77 kg or 170 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Anthony Pettis has dated –
- Alexandra Cartagena
- Lisette Gadzuric
Race / Ethnicity
He has Puerto Rican and Mexican ancestry.
- Bearded Jaw
- Thick Eyebrows
Anthony Pettis Facts
- He began his training in taekwondo and boxing at the age of 5. Pettis also began training in wrestling in college.
- At the age of 18, he started training mixed martial arts at Roufusport. During that time, he was already a 3rd-degree black belt holder in taekwondo.
- On November 12, 2003, a robbery took place at a friend’s house which caused his father’s death.
- In December 2007, he made his professional MMA debut and acquired an 8-0 record in all fights held by Adam Sandoval and Duke Roufus.
- He had an impressive record before debuting with the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) which include a victory in the Gladiator Fighting Series Lightweight Championships.
- As for his MMA fighting style, he’s known for his smooth and technical fighting patterns that come into sight with his strong athletic feats.
- He trains under kickboxer and MMA trainer Duke Roufus.
- He trains with fighters Alan Belcher, Erik Koch, Ben Rothwell, Ben Askren, and Danny Downes.
- Pettis went to The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs United Kingdom tryouts but failed to make it to the show.
- In 2009, he made his WEC debut at WEC 41 and conquered Mike Campbell via triangle choke in the first round.
- On December 19, 2009, he suffered his first professional defeat at WEC 45 via split decision to Bart Palaszewski.
- Pettis attended his final WEC fight in a match against Benson Henderson on December 16, 2010, at WEC 53 for the WEC Lightweight Championship. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
- From 2015 to 2019, Pettis has fought many top MMA fighters including Clay Guida, Jeremy Stephens, Donald Cerrone, Eddie Alvarez, Edson Barboza, Charles Oliveira, Max Holloway, Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, and Nate Diaz.
- On December 10, 2016, he faced Holloway for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 206. He weighed 3 pounds over the featherweight limit of 145 lbs at that time, which gave him a huge disadvantage, making him ineligible for the UFC championship even if he was to win the fight. Pettis was then fined 20% of his purse which ultimately went to Holloway. He became the first fighter to miss weight for a UFC championship since Travis Lutter in February 2007.
- Pettis faced Carlos Diego Ferreira in a lightweight bout at UFC 246 on January 18, 2020. He was defeated by Ferreira via rear-naked choke in the 2nd round.
- Besides being known for pursuing several types of martial arts since he was younger, he was also into kickboxing and has a professional background in this field.
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