Anthony Pettis

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Birthday
27, 1987
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1987 (age 31)
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI

About

Lightweight American mixed martial artist who began his World Extreme Cagefighting career in 2009 and joined the UFC in 2010 with the WEC/UFC merger. For much of his career he was ranked as a Top Ten pound-for-pound fighter, but lost that status in 2017 after four successive losses. 

Before Fame

He attended Dominican High School and studied boxing and tae kwon do.

Trivia

His grandfather, born Perez, changed his family name to Pettis so he and his other family members could avoid discrimination.

Family Life

He was born to Eugene Pettis Jr. and Annette Garcia and grew up with two brothers.

Associated With

He defeated Jeremy Stephens in a split decision match on October 8, 2011 at UFC 136.