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Anthony Pettis Signs With PFL Starting with 2021 Season

December 24, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has changed companies, signing with PFL MMA. PFL CEO Peter Murray has announced that Pettis, who declared that he was exploring free agency yesterday, has signed with the company and will start with the 2021 season.

Pettis is a veteran in the UFC who has fought there since 2011. He is a former lightweight champion, having held the title from 2013 through 2015, and is coming off a two-fight win streak.

“I am excited to announce that the PFL has signed two-time world champion, Anthony Pettis,” said Murray. “Not only is Anthony a transcendent athlete within the sport of MMA, but he is also an innovator in the cage who is known for his charismatic fighting style and determination to win. I am confident that Anthony will bring that ‘wow’ factor into every matchup he participates in over the course of our season format, and we’re excited for him to join the PFL family.”

Pettis added, “I am really looking forward to this next big challenge after signing with the PFL to compete in the lightweight division. I’m super impressed with what the PFL has built, how they are growing the sport, and the amazing talent they have added. I’ve been watching the Brazilian guy [Natan] Schulte who is the champion and he is really good but there isn’t anyone I’m scared of.

“The season format is great; I think it will be an amazing new journey for me and to get to wrap it up over the course of one year will be awesome. I can’t wait to get another world championship to add to my collection.”

PFL kicks off its 2021 season with on April 23rd.

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