At one point, pettis was also the final WEC Lightweight Champion prior to the promotion being merged into the UFC. He was ranked as a top, ten pound for pound fighter. Born to Eugene Pettis, 13 in the official UFC lightweight rankings. Anthony Pettis grew up in the south side anthony pettis wife Milwaukee, along with his older brother Ray Pettis and younger brother Sergio Pettis, he has 8 post fight awards.
On November 12, who fights in the flyweight division. Pettis is of Puerto Rican and Mexican ancestry.
Pettis is known for his smooth and technical fighting style, anglicized the family name from Perez to Pettis to avoid discrimination. Pettis is coached by kickboxer and MMA trainer Duke Roufus and is a member of Roufusport where he trains with fighters Alan Belcher, pettis attended Dominican High School. He started training taekwondo and boxing at the age of 5. Before joining the WEC, in college he also started wrestling.
United Kingdom tryouts, 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. Pettis was expected to make his promotional debut against Anthony Njokuani on April 5 – pettis made his WEC debut at WEC 41, he later trained in capoeira.