Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the most exciting and entertaining strikers in mixed martial arts. Prior to joining the UFC, Pettis was delivering highlight-reel knockouts on a consistent basis including the iconic “Showtime Kick” against Benson Henderson that landed him the WEC championship.
Pettis would have to work his way up the 155-pound ladder once the WEC was folded into the UFC and he did just that, once again defeating Henderson for the belt.
Like his early days in the WEC, Pettis — who has fought in the welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight divisions during his UFC tenure — has continued to deliver highlight-reel finishes. Whether it be submissions or knockouts, the Milwaukee native remains one of the few must-see fighters in mixed martial arts.
Throughout his UFC career, Pettis has compiled four submissions and three knockouts — most recently a clean knockout of former welterweight title contender Stephen Thompson. The knockout of Thompson was one of Pettis’ 8 $50,000 fight night bonuses.
Currently, the Duke Roufus product has earned four consecutive $50,000 bonuses — two bonuses for Performance of the Night and two bonuses for Fight of the Night.
In order to celebrate Pettis’ impressive run in the UFC, they compiled a list of some of his most thrilling and exciting finishes for the promotion.
Here are the top five finishes of Anthony Pettis’ UFC career.
Anthony Pettis’ Top 5 UFC Finishes
Watch the top five finishes from former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.
Up next for Anthony Pettis is a meeting with fan-favorite Nate Diaz in the co-main event of UFC 241 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Fresh off of a highlight reel knockout of former welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson, Pettis would immediately vault into the title picture at 170-pounds with a win. UFC 241 is headlined by a heavyweight championship bout between current titleholder Daniel Cormier and former champ Stipe Miocic. The main card will air on pay-per-view with the preliminary bouts on ESPN+ and ESPN.