The black belt in tae-kwon-do and former Ufc Lw champion Anthony Pettis entered this fight with a record of 20-7-0 (80% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Eddie Alvarez) but he won just two out of his last seven bouts beating Jim Miller (Pettis vs Miller) and losing to Dustin Poirier in 2017 (Dustin Poirier vs Anthony Pettis).
His opponent, the Tuf winner Michael Chiesa, has a mma record of 14-3-0 (71% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class. He beat Beneil Dariush in 2016 but then he was defeated by Kevin Lee in 2017 (Michael Chiesa vs Kevin Lee). Pettis vs Chiesa is on the undercard of Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier – UFC 226. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC 226 fight card (main fights):
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier
Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis
Paul Felder vs Mike Perry
Anthony Pettis vs Michael Chiesa
Gokhan Saki vs Khalil Rountree
Uriah Hall vs Paulo Henrique Borrachinha Costa
Raphael Assuncao vs Rob Font
Pettis’ previous fight: Dustin Poirier vs Anthony Pettis
Chiesa’s previous fight: Michael Chiesa vs Kevin Lee
Pettis’ next fight: Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis
Chiesa’s next fight: Carlos Condit vs Michael Chiesa
Pettis vs Chiesa Fight Video:
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