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UFC 206 ‘Holloway vs. Pettis’ Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

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Anthony Pettis: Jose Aldo is UFC featherweight champ based on a ‘technicality’

TORONTO — At UFC 206 open workouts Wednesday, Anthony Pettis spoke about his interim featherweight title fight against Max Holloway, the car arson at his home in Milwaukee, and how he feels about Jose Aldo being the featherweight champion now instead of Conor McGregor.

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Surprising arrest made in connection with Anthony Pettis car attacks in Milwaukee

A suspect has been arrested by police in connection with the recent attacks against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis, who was twice victimized by car bandits at his Milwaukee residence.

The surprising part? The perpetrator is just 13 years old.

“It`s scary to see where the youth is at,” Pettis told FOX 6 Now. “I feel there has to be some changes and I think I`m in a position where I can make some changes so it`s up to me to go out there. Instead of how do I replace my belongs, how do I make it right for everybody else?”

Start here.

Not long after his cars were set on fire (see the video here), Pettis had to watch his Range Rover get robbed in broad daylight. Probably not the kind of thing anyone needs to be dealing with in the weeks leading up to an interim title fight.

The recent arrest stems from last month’s theft (watch it).

Pettis battles fellow 145-pound contender Max Holloway at the upcoming UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (Dec. 10, 2016) inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For much more on that fight click here.

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Anthony Pettis: The only good striker Max Holloway faced is Conor McGregor and I have way more tools than ‘Notorious’

Anthony Pettis is without a doubt one of the best and most creative strikers in all of mixed martial arts (MMA). But as he gears up to vie for the interim featherweight title at this weekend’s (Sat., Dec. 10, 2016) UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he’ll be doing it against someone who isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe in Max Holloway.

That said, “Showtime” is more than confident he has the striking, power, and overall skill set to take out “Blessed,” who he best describes as a younger version of himself. Besides, the only good striker Max has faced thus far is Conor McGregor, according to Pettis, and Anthony says he has way more tools in his arsenal than “Notorious” does.

“I see Max as a younger version of myself; raw, natural talent and he definitely wants it bad. But I got the skill set to beat the guy with the striking and I got the power and size on him,” said Pettis during a recent stop at the UFC Unfiltered podcast with Jimmy Norton and Matt Serra.

“The only other striker he fought of my caliber is Conor McGregor, and you saw how that went down. I feel like I have way more tools than Conor McGregor,” he said. “Conor McGregor has a big left hand and some decent kicks. I have submissions, wrestling, I have everything; I’m the complete package. Now I have the size, so it’s a great weight class for me.”

While it may be a “great” weight division for Pettis, he has no plans to stay there permanently, as he intends to climb back up to lightweight down the line in an attempt to reclaim his strap.

Still, Pettis won’t deny that he enjoys having the size and power advantage at 145 pounds. Whether or not that equates to a win over “Blessed” and another world title, remains to be seen.

To learn more about the upcoming UFC 206 PPV event click here.

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UFC 206 Countdown: Holloway vs. Pettis

The ‘UFC 206 Countdown’ video takes a closer look at the upcoming UFC 206 event on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

In the main event, Max Holloway will square off against former UFC champion Anthony Pettis in a key featherweight contest.

Check out the entire episode above.

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UFC 206 video promo for ‘Pettis vs Holloway’ on Dec. 10 in Toronto

Now that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Finale is in the books — full results here — it’s time to look ahead to Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) offering.

And it’s a good one.

The promotion is all set to return to Canada on Dec. 10, 2016, as it invades Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario on Dec. 10, 2016 with an interim Featherweight championship title fight as Anthony Pettis takes on Max Holloway in the headlining act.

It’s a main event bout that came to be after Daniel Cormier was bounced from his championship rematch against Anthony Johnson; which was originally set to headline the event.

Conor McGregor getting stripped of the title also added to the intrigue of the 145-pound affair.

Nevertheless, Pettis and Holloway will gladly via for the interim belt, since it means the winner will get a shot at unifying the belts when they challenge newly-crowned division champion, Jose Aldo, sometime in 2017.

Also on the card, Donald Cerrone will face off against Matt Brown, while Tim Kennedy faces Kelvin Gastelum in a Middleweight showdown.

Fore more on the upcoming UFC 206 fight card click here.

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UFC 206 video promo for ‘Pettis vs Holloway’ on Dec. 10 in Toronto

Now that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Finale is in the books — full results here — it’s time to look ahead to Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) offering.

And it’s a good one.

The promotion is all set to return to Canada on Dec. 10, 2016, as it invades Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario on Dec. 10, 2016 with an interim Featherweight championship title fight as Anthony Pettis takes on Max Holloway in the headlining act.

It’s a main event bout that came to be after Daniel Cormier was bounced from his championship rematch against Anthony Johnson; which was originally set to headline the event.

Conor McGregor getting stripped of the title also added to the intrigue of the 145-pound affair.

Nevertheless, Pettis and Holloway will gladly via for the interim belt, since it means the winner will get a shot at unifying the belts when they challenge newly-crowned division champion, Jose Aldo, sometime in 2017.

Also on the card, Donald Cerrone will face off against Matt Brown, while Tim Kennedy faces Kelvin Gastelum in a Middleweight showdown.

Fore more on the upcoming UFC 206 fight card click here.

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Anthony Pettis details ‘crazy’ arson incident: ‘It sounded like gunshots’

Anthony Pettis has had a training camp he won’t soon forget before UFC 206.

The former lightweight champ, who’s currently scheduled to fight Max Holloway for the UFC interim featherweight title in Saturday’s main event, had four of his cars set on fire outside his Milwaukee home at the beginning of his training camp.

Pettis went on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour to talk about his upcoming championship bout, along with the scary start to his training camp.

“This is a crazy training camp,” Pettis told Ariel Helwani. “I was in Thailand when the fight got announced. First night I get back to Milwaukee and you know, I don’t know what happened. I bought a brand new Range Rover, I parked it on my drive way , and three hours later, it’s on fire. And three of my other cars caught on fire. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence because it’s a brand new car and something happened to it, or somebody actually came and did something to my house. I never felt threatened in Milwakee, even now I don’t feel threatened. I go around the city, I go everywhere, I got businesses here, so I don’t know, it’s just a weird thing. It’s a weird start to the training camp. We got a lot of little speed bumps in this training camp but it all led up to this, so we got to push through the hard times and the good times are coming.”

Pettis was at home with his daughter, his brother Sergio Pettis, and his nutritionist when the incident happened.

“Yeah, I was in the house,” Pettis explained. “I heard the loud banging. It sounded like gunshots. I heard loud pops, so I was like, ‘What the hell is that’. So I wake up and go to the front door and I see glowing red, so I open the front door and boom. My new Range Rover was in the drive way, and it was completely gone. It was my nutritionist’s first night in town, so I felt bad for him. He came in from Jersey, his first night in Milwaukee and he’s going through that, but we were outside and all three cars were on fire. It was weird because there were no threats made, I have no ongoing beefs, I have no drama in Milwaukee, so it’s just weird that it happened that way but we still have yet to find out what happened or who did it, or what.”

The three cars on Pettis’ driveway were completely torched, but the fire did not stop there, damaging his garage door, along with his Porsche and his boat that were parked inside the garage.

Still to this date, it’s unclear who cause the incident.

“No idea, no leads, nothing, the cops have nothing,” Pettis said. “So I mean, it is what it is. I feel like I’ve been the victim in my life before, so I just hope it’s got nothing to do with me, I just have to keep moving forward.”

MMA Fighting contacted the Milwaukee Police Department on Wednesday to see if there were any updates on their original report. The Milwaukee Police Department said that there is no new information on the case, but they continue to seek the suspect(s) responsible for the crime.

Since the incident, Pettis made some adjustments to increase security at his home and make sure he’s ready for any situation. But despite the scary incident, Pettis never considered pulling out of his fight with Holloway and much less leaving his hometown.

“No, never,” Pettis said. “Milwaukee is my hometown. This is the city that made me. I mean, I got family deep roots in Milwaukee, my dad is buried by my house, my mother lives three blocks… I bought her a house three blocks away from my house, you know. So Milwaukee is my hometown.”

On Wednesday, Pettis posted surveillance footage of two individuals sneaking into his vehicles parked on his driveway. It’s unknown if property was stolen from the vehicles, but Pettis did offer a reward for anyone who can identify the suspects who were captured on camera.

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Surveillance video: Anthony Pettis hit again as two thugs ransack his car in broad daylight

Somewhere in London, Gary Numan weeps.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis should probably consider using that two-car garage. Or maybe at the very minimum, he should think about locking the doors to his Range Rover.

I dunno, call me old fashioned.

Pettis recently posted surveillance video that showed two brazen thugs stealing from his unlocked car — in broad daylight — as it sat parked outside his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That’s the second time “Showtime” was targeted for his high-priced vehicles.

Though the first incident was much, much worse (see it).

Pettis will have to put this mess behind him as he prepares for his interim featherweight title fight against Max Holloway (details), taking place in the upcoming UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For much more on that pending fight card click here.

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Duke Roufus: Sergio Pettis Out of UFC Fight Night Portland with ‘Minor Injury’

Sergio Pettis will not be able to face Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 96 on Oct. 1.
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