Anthony Pettis Signs With PFL Following UFC Split

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis has reportedly agreed to a deal with PFL.

Pettis announced that he has split from the UFC in favor of testing free agency. Pettis was gracious in his statement and expressed gratitude to the UFC brass. It didn’t take long for “Showtime” to put pen to paper with another promotion.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports that Pettis has inked a deal with PFL.

“Anthony Pettis has agreed to a new deal with PFL, per multiple sources. The former UFC and WEC lightweight champion will be a part of the promotion’s 2021 season and will compete in their lightweight division, sources say.”

Pettis recently fought under the UFC banner on December 19. He earned a unanimous decision victory over Alex Morono. This was the last bout on his UFC deal. The 33-year-old, set to turn 34 in January, improved his pro MMA record to 24-10.

This is a big opportunity for Pettis to once again compete for a world title. He’ll also get a chance to win $1 million if he can emerge as the winner of the 2021 PFL lightweight season.

Pettis has won his last two bouts. In those two victories, he’s beaten Morono and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. He competed three times in 2020.

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