Anthony Pettis Confirms Another Season With PFL

Anthony Pettis is getting ready to return to action for the 2022 season.

With the new year upon us, the next season of PFL is right around the corner. The 2021 season was a great success for PFL. During the offseason, they added a number of well-k…

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis is getting ready to return to action for the 2022 season.

With the new year upon us, the next season of PFL is right around the corner. The 2021 season was a great success for PFL. During the offseason, they added a number of well-known fighters to the roster, one of which was former UFC champion, Anthony Pettis.

Pettis has now confirmed that he will be back again and joining PFL for the 2022 season. He spread the news on his personal Twitter page.

Pettis is most well known for his tenure with the UFC. He was with the organization from 2011, and in his ten years there won the lightweight title. He successfully defended it once before losing it to Rafael dos Anjos. He decided to walk away from the UFC in 2021 following two consecutive wins. He then announced his move to PFL as one of the biggest signings.

Pettis’s first season with PFL was filled with great expectations that he did not quite live up to. He lost both of his PFL bouts last season and did not make it to the playoffs. Pettis along with the rest of the lightweight division will be looking to battle it out for the big $1 million prize that awaits the winner of each division.

Some believe that his career could be coming to an end, but he is not ready to walk away yet. In addition to his skills inside the cage, Pettis is also beginning a career outside the cage. Pettis has recently opened his own MMA fight promotion called Showtime FC. As he approaches this next season, Pettis has already achieved so much in the sport and is still gaining more success.

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Anthony Pettis Becomes Latest Fighter-Promoter With Showtime FC

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis will debut his fight promotion, Showtime Fighting Championship, in the new year.

Pettis will become the latest current/former MMA star to begin his promotion, which will debut in 2022. The fights will …

Anthony Pettis

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis will debut his fight promotion, Showtime Fighting Championship, in the new year.

Pettis will become the latest current/former MMA star to begin his promotion, which will debut in 2022. The fights will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Despite back-to-back wins in the UFC Octagon last year, Pettis opted to sign with the PFL for the 2021 league season. Things didn’t go according to plan, as he lost back-to-back fights to Clay Collard and Raush Manfio, eliminating him from the league playoffs.

But the 34-year-old Pettis is already starting to think about life after fighting, and that begins with his new promotion. During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Pettis introduced his plans for Showtime FC.

“I built a name on Showtime–the flashy moves, the kicks off the cage, the big knockouts,” Pettis said. “The fans know that when I fight, there is a show going on, and that’s what I’m going to do with my cards. And our deal with Fight Pass is huge for us. Now you can follow someone’s entire career and watch them develop into a champion.”

Pettis went on to announce that Showtime FC will debut on Feb. 11 in Lakeland, FL. Matchups for the card are in the works.

“I have one more fight to finalize on the card, and all those matchups will be announced soon. This is going to be all about the next generation of fighters. We have a great team in place, and I need that, especially since I’m still fighting. But the timing is now, and everything is working out just right.”

Pettis will become the latest MMA fighter to begin life as a promoter after UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal and former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently debuted their events. Nurmagomedov’s promotion, Eagle FC, recently signed former UFC standouts Kevin Lee and Rashad Evans to its roster.

It’s unclear what kind of talent level Pettis will be able to bring to Showtime FC, but he appears intent on making it an entertaining promotion to watch for years to come.

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Anthony Pettis Loses Again, Misses Out On The Play Offs – PFL 6 Highlights

Anthony PettisAnthony Pettis suffered his second straight defeat inside the PFL cage last night. ‘Showtime’ dropped to a split decision loss to Raush Manfio in the PFL 6 co-main event last night and has therefore not qualified for the lightweight play offs. The former UFC champion started the fight well and seemingly picked points throughout the […]

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis suffered his second straight defeat inside the PFL cage last night.

‘Showtime’ dropped to a split decision loss to Raush Manfio in the PFL 6 co-main event last night and has therefore not qualified for the lightweight play offs.

The former UFC champion started the fight well and seemingly picked points throughout the first two rounds. However, a decision win was never going to be enough for Pettis who needed a stoppage to guarantee his place in the lightweight play offs. Unfortunately for Pettis, the tables turned in round three as Manfio landed a flush knee that dropped the MMA veteran. Pettis survived to see the scorecard which somewhat surprisingly went in favour of Manfio who takes home the biggest win of his career by split decision.

Check out the highlights below.

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PFL 6 Results & Highlights: Harrison Dominates Again, Pettis Loses Again

PFL 6: Harrison vs. Dandois is underway! Earlier today, we gave you a preview of what was to come, which you can find here. But now, it’s time for the action! You can find the results and highlights from the regular-season finale of the Professio…

PFL 6: Harrison vs. Dandois is underway! Earlier today, we gave you a preview of what was to come, which you can find here. But now, it’s time for the action! You can find the results and highlights from the regular-season finale of the Professional Fighters League below in the order the bouts occurred. Main […]

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PFL 6: Harrison vs. Dandois Takes Place Live Tonight On ESPN2

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