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UFC On FOX 21: Pettis Makes Featherweight Statement

Anthony Pettis

The last three wins for Anthony Pettis have all been submissions over Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts.

The latest, though, might have been the most important.

Pettis, a former UFC lightweight champion, locked up a guillotine choke on Charles Oliveira in the co-main event Saturday night of UFC on FOX 21.

“I’m here for one thing and one thing only,” Pettis said. “And that’s the belt.”

“Showtime” had lost three straight at lightweight via decision, prompting his move to 145 pounds. Prior to the setbacks, though, he submitted Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson.

“I punched him unconscious in the first round,” Pettis said. “I gassed myself out a bit. I’ll made some adjustments.”

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Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 102: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov

Event Date: December 9, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis

Event Date: December 10, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 168: Carvalho vs. Manhoef 2

Event Date: December 10, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

Bellator 169: King Mo vs. Ishii

Event Date: December 16, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Waterson

Event Date: December 17, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey

Event Date: December 30, 2016
Broadcast: TBD