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Anthony Pettis Headed Down To Featherweight

Anthony Pettis

Frankie Edgar, Gray Maynard and now Anthony Pettis.

“Showtime,” a former UFC lightweight champion, has decided to make his next appearance at featherweight.

Back to work @sixgungibson @izzystylewrestling @sergiopettis @tussagb #teampettis #145intheworks

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Pettis (18-5) has suffered tough split decision setbacks in his recent outings, prompting the move. Three years ago, he was scheduled to face then-UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a meeting of champion vs. champion at UFC 163 before an injury sidelined him.

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