Biography of Anthony Pettis
Anthony Pettis is one of the very famous and most trending personality now-a-days in different social medias and on Internet as well. Moreover, he is famous as an American mixed martial artist currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Further, he competes in the Lightweight division and is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. Likewise, Pettis was also the final WEC Lightweight Champion prior to the promotion being merged into the UFC. Moreover, at one point, he was ranked as a top-ten pound for pound fighter. Similarly, as of December 18, 2018, he is ranked #8 in the official UFC lightweight rankings.
Early life of Pettis
Anthony Pettis was born on January 27, 1987 to Eugene Pettis, Jr. and Annette Garcia. Likewise, Anthony Pettis grew up in the south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along with his older brother Reynaldo Pettis and younger brother Sergio Pettis, who fights in the flyweight division. Moreover, Pettis is of Puerto Rican and Mexican ancestry. Further, his grandfather, Eugene Perez, Anglicized the family name from Perez to Pettis to avoid discrimination. Pettis attended Dominican High School.
Moreover, he started training taekwondo and boxing at the age of 5. In college he also started wrestling. Similarly, when he went to train mixed martial arts at Roufusport at the age of 18 he had already a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo. Further, he later trained in capoeira.
Overview of Anthony Pettis (13)
- Full Name: Anthony Paul Pettis
- Nick Name: Anthony Pettis
- Date of Birth: January 27, 1987
- Age: 32 year
- Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- Profession: Martial Artist
- Height: 1.78 m
- Weight: 70 kg
- Nationality: American
- Reach: 72 1⁄2 in (184 cm)
- Siblings: Sergio Pettis, Ray Pettis
- Active Years: 2007–present
- Net Worth: $2 million