Anthony “Showtime” Pettis's Professional MMA debut
Pettis made his professional debut against Tom Erspamer on January 27, 2007, fighting on the regional circuit.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating Tom Erspamer who carried a 0-0-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Anthony Pettis beat Tom Erspamer by KO/TKO at 0:24 of Round 1.
Anthony “Showtime” Pettis's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Pettis made his debut in the UFC against Clay Guida on June 4, 2011, fighting on the co-main event of The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale having compiled a 13-1-0 professional MMA record.
Anthony Pettis lost to Clay Guida by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Since his debut, Pettis has gone on to fight a total of 20 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 11-9-0.
Winning the belt: UFC Lightweight Championship against Benson Henderson
Pettis won the UFC Lightweight Championship defeating Benson Henderson on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2.
This was Pettis's 1st UFC championship fight.
Anthony Pettis beat Benson Henderson by Submission at 4:31 of Round 1.
Title defence #1: Successfully defended the UFC Lightweight Championship against Gilbert Melendez
Pettis defended his belt against Gilbert Melendez on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2.
This was Pettis's first successful UFC lightweight title defence.
Anthony Pettis beat Gilbert Melendez by Submission at 1:53 of Round 2. Anthony Pettis took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.
Title loss: Losing the UFC Lightweight Championship to Rafael dos Anjos
Pettis lost his UFC Lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos having previously made 1 title defences.
Anthony Pettis lost to Rafael dos Anjos by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Interim Featherweight Championship loss to Max Holloway
Pettis lost his 1st featherweight title challenge, losing to Max Holloway on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis.
Anthony Pettis lost to Max Holloway by KO/TKO at 4:50 of Round 3.
Outside the UFC
After his UFC stint, Pettis took his next fight at PFL on April 23, 2021, fighting against Clay Collard on the main event of PFL 2021 #1: Regular Season.
Anthony Pettis lost to Clay Collard by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
When was Anthony Pettis's last win?
Pettis's last win came against Myles Price at PFL 3 on Friday May 6, 2022. Anthony Pettis beat Myles Price by Submission at 4:17 of Round 1.