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Anthony Pettis


Photo from Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Morales of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson via flickr.com
Win Rate
68 %
Finish Rate
76 %
Decision Win %
43 %

Anthony Pettis

5' 10 (178 cm)
72 in. (6' 0/184 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Daniel Wanderley
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
He grew up in the south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along with his older brother, Reynaldo Pettis and younger brother, Sergio Pettis, who fights in the flyweight division. Pettis is of Puerto Rican and Mexican ancestry. When he went to train mixed martial arts at Roufusport at the age of 18, he already had a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo. On November 12, 2003, Pettis' father was stabbed to death by a robber at a friend's house.
Fighter Trivia
Along with business partners Duke Roufus and Scott Joffe, Pettis owns the Roufusport MMA Academy and the Showtime Sports Bar in Milwaukee. Pettis along with Jon Jones, Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez, Mark Muñoz, Chad Mendes, and Scott Jorgensen starred in a Form Athletics commercial. In the fall of 2014, Pettis was voted to be the first UFC champion to appear on the cover of General Mills' Wheaties box wearing his belt.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Lightweight Championship (One time). One successful title defense
  • UFC: One successful title defense
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Two times) vs. Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Benson Henderson
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Gilbert Melendez, Michael Chiesa, and Stephen Thompson
  • UFC: One successful title defense
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC Lightweight Championship (One time; last)
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Danny Castillo
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Shane Roller
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Benson Henderson
  • Gladiators Fighting Series: GFS Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Gladiators Fighting Series: One successful title defense
  • FIGHT! Magazine: 2010 Newcomer of the Year
  • Inside MMA: 2013 Male Fighter of the Year Bazzie Award
  • MMAFighting.com: 2010 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson on December 16
  • Sherdog: 2010 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • Sherdog: 2010 All-Violence First Team
  • Sherdog: 2013 All-Violence First Team
  • USA Today: 2010 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson on December 16
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 March Knockout of the Month vs. Stephen Thompson
  • World MMA Awards: 2018 Fight of the Year vs. Tony Ferguson

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Fighter Videos

UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Highlights


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