UFC 185 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov Trolling Anthony Pettis After Loss

Khabib Nurmagomedov should change his name to Nostradamus after prophesizing Rafael dos Anjos wiping the floor with UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 185. “I think [dos Anjos] smashes [Pettis] in striking, and I think he smashes him on the ground,” Nurmagomedov said in an interview with MMAFighting.com. Before Saturday night, these comments were seen as absurdity to the highest levels. “Showtime” Pettis, Mr. Wheaties, had lived his career inside the Matrix, pulling Read more [...]

Rafael Dos Anjos Tore MCL 4 Weeks Before UFC 185 Title Win over Anthony Pettis

Rafael dos Anjos shocked the MMA universe by dominating now-former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 185. Not just beat, mind you. Dominated. While winning a UFC title without breaking a sweat is impressive all on its own, dos Anjos' victory turned out to be even more impressive than it initially seemed, as multiple reports surfaced that the Brazilian had suffered an MCL tear just a few weeks prior to Fight Night. From Twitter: RDA just let me know he has an injured MCL and DIDNT wrestle Read more [...]

Pettis vs. Melendez: Video Highlights from UFC 181 Co-Main Event

Anthony Pettis out-coached Gilbert Melendez on The Ultimate Fighter 20, and now he's beaten the former Strikeforce champion inside the Octagon. While Pettis' striking gets most of the attention, he's now gotten it done with submissions in two straight outings. Showtime captured the lightweight championship with an armbar against Benson Henderson. Then, on Saturday, Pettis locked up a guillotine choke on Melendez to retain UFC gold. As expected, Melendez was reluctant to stand with Pettis. El Read more [...]