Anthony Pettis


Reaches deal with PFL
December 23, 2020
Pettis (nose) reached a deal with the PFL on Wednesday, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Pettis departed the UFC on Tuesday, and he'll reach an agreement with a new promotion just one day later. He was dealt a 180-day medical suspension due to nose and right foot injuries that he sustained during his win over Alex Morono via unanimous decision Saturday. He'll compete during the promotion's 2021 season as part of the lightweight division.
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Departing from UFC
December 22, 2020
Pettis (nose) , via a personal Instagram post, announced he is departing from the UFC in favor of free agency, Nolan King of reports.
Pettis, who was also hit with a 180-day medical suspension today, says he is leaving the UFC after nine years. He will end his tenure with a 10-9 promotional record, which includes Saturday's defeat of Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night 183. Pettis said he is not done fighting, but there is no indication of where he will go next.
Out for six months
December 22, 2020
Pettis was hit with a 180-day medical suspension following his victory over Alex Morono on Saturday, reports.
Pettis requires an X-ray of both his nose and his right foot. If cleared by a doctor, he could return in fewer than 180 days, but he's required to miss at least 30.
Wins heading into free agency
December 19, 2020
Pettis defeated Alex Morono via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
There's a lot to unpack here. As far as the fight itself, Pettis deserves a whole heap of credit. He attempted a foolish spinning strike in the early going and was planted on his back. It led to Morono racking up plenty of control time and easily winning Round 1, but Pettis and his long-time coach Duke Roufus regrouped between rounds and got on track. Pettis looked confident and assertive the rest of the way. He got off first in the striking exchanges between the two men and appeared to know exactly what he wanted to do. Pettis cruised the rest of the way. Pettis said after the fight that his next bout will come at lightweight. More importantly, it was revealed this was the final fight of his UFC contract. Pettis doesn't move the needle like he did in the earlier portion of his career, but it's difficult to see UFC President Dana White letting him walk to Bellator or another organization without making a competitive offer.
To face Morono on Dec. 19
December 1, 2020
Pettis will fight Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 19, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
After a place opened up with the loss of the main event Dec. 19, Pettis will reportedly battle for the first time since May 9 when he defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision. Morono, on the other hand, will be coming into the match having previously defeated Rhys McKee via unanimous decision Nov. 14. Both contestants were injured after their respective fights. Pettis currently holds a 23-10-0 UFC record.
Handed long medical suspension
May 11, 2020
Pettis was handed a 180-day medical suspension Monday, reports.
Pettis beat Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision Saturday but took enough of a beating that he won't be allowed to fight again until November unless cleared by a physician. The specific nature of his injury was not disclosed.