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Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis Added to UFC 229

Add Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis to the growing list of crucial lightweight matchups, as the two will fight on the same card as the 155-pound title fight between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former title holder Conor McGregor.
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Tony Ferguson Vs. Anthony Pettis Added To UFC 229

We’ve now got another pretty excellent fight to go on the Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov card on October 6th.

It’s been a pretty crap year for Tony Ferguson, but things are finally going to turn around for the lightweight fighter at UFC 229 on October 6th. Ferguson will return to the Octagon against fellow contender Anthony Pettis in a fight that may also serve as a back up in case something happens to main event fighters Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ferguson has been teasing a return for a week now, declaring himself back to training following a freak knee injury that took him out of a UFC 223 title fight with Nurmagomedov in April. Over the past few days he teased a fight at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

Ferguson vs. Pettis is a pretty sick fight and a solid addition to a card that many have called underwhelming past the spectacular main event. But we have little doubt the UFC will strip it for parts should Khabib Nurmagomedov become a ‘pull out merchant’ for whatever reason. The Dagestani fighter has a long history of getting injured and then there was his hospitalization the day before UFC 209 over a bad weight cut.

Ferguson was the man who was supposed to stand across the cage from Khabib that time, so he knows just how possible it is for something to go wrong that requires a last second fill in. Let’s hope though for four healthy fighters and two great fights at the top of UFC 229.

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Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier da Silva Targeted for UFC 229 in Las Vegas on Oct. 6

A flyweight bout between top contenders Sergio Pettis and Jussier da Silva is in the works for UFC 229.
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UFC 226 Bonuses: Cormier, Pettis, Rountree, Costa Capture $50K Performance Awards

Four fighters at UFC 226 received “Performance of the Night” checks, as Daniel Cormier, Anthony Pettis, Khalil Rountree and Paulo Henrique Costa took home $ 50,000 apiece for their efforts at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
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UFC 226 Bonuses: Cormier, Pettis, Rountree, Costa Capture $50K Performance Awards

Four fighters at UFC 226 received “Performance of the Night” checks, as Daniel Cormier, Anthony Pettis, Khalil Rountree and Paulo Henrique Costa took home $ 50,000 apiece for their efforts at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
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UFC 226 Results: Anthony Pettis Chews Up Michael Chiesa, Spits Him Out

Anthony Pettis was a superstar champ at one point in the distant past. Still, he’s considered on the lightweight division’s elite.

Michael Chiesa won a season of TUF, has won more than he’s lost in the Octagon, and failed to make the lightweight cutoff for this bout.

That size works to his advantage in the first, with Chiesa getting Pettis down twice and trying to bully him from top position. Pettis ain’t having it, and since he’s got pretty good jiu-jitsu as well, he either escapes trouble or threatens with submissions. Ultimately, that means they’re back to fighting on their feet, where Pettis is far superior.

That superiority shines in the second round, courtesy of a Pettis right hand that rocks Chiesa and makes him forget his jiu-jitsu on the ground. When the former lightweight champ slaps on the triangle choke-armbar combo, Chiesa is too befuddled to do anything but tap.

 

Results: Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa via Submission (Triangle Choke-Armbar) at :52, R1

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UFC 226 Bonuses: Cormier, Pettis, Rountree, Costa Capture $50K Performance Awards

Four fighters at UFC 226 received “Performance of the Night” checks, as Daniel Cormier, Anthony Pettis, Khalil Rountree and Paulo Henrique Costa took home $ 50,000 apiece for their efforts at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226.
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226.
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226.
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