Anthony Pettis who is an American mixed martial artist is also the former UFC Lightweight Champion. In addition to that, he was also the final WEC Lightweight Champion besides to the promotion being merged into UFC. As of 6th December of the year 2015, Anthony has been ranked as the number 1 Lightweight as well as number 15 pound-for-pound in the official UFC rankings. He is the native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He came into this world on 27th January of the year 1987 which has now made him reach at the age of 28. He is a tall guy with the height of five feet and nine and half inches that is 1.77 m. His weight has been listed as 70 kg.
Anthony is the son of Eugene Pettis, Jr. and Annette Garcia. He was grown up in South side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin together with his elder brother Ray Pettis and the younger brother Sergio Pettis. He is of Puerto Rican as well as Mexican ancestry. Pettis started to get trained taekwondo and boxing at the early age of five. During his college, he also started wrestling. When he went to get train the mixed martial arts at the Roufuspot at 18 years old, he had already 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo. His father was stabbed to the death on 12th November of the year 2003 by a robber at the house of his friend.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Anthony has not got married yet nor has wife. He was previously in relationship with his former girlfriend named Alexandra with whom he has got one child, a daughter named Aria who was born in July of the year 2011. Prior to that, together with Duke Toufus, Pettis owns The Roufusport MMA Academy as well as the Showtime Sports Bar located in Milwaukee. On 2nd December of 2013, he received the Certificate of Achievement by Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker. Along with Urijah Faber, Jon Jones, Mark Munoz, Joseph Benavidez, Scott Jorgensen and Chad Mendes starred in the Form Athletics commercial.
It was in December of 2007 when Anthony made his professional MMA debut. In addition to that, he also has a professional kick boxing background. In the MMA, he is known for his smooth as well as technical fighting style and his athletic feats and the wide range of techniques. Besides that, to get more news related to him, he can also be followed in Instagram and Twitter.