Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis signs with PFL

It didn’t take long for Anthony Pettis to find a new home.

“Showtime” is coming to the PFL!

Pettis, the former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, will join the PFL for its 2021 season and will compete at 155 pounds. Promotional partner ESPN reported it.

Pettis (24-10) fought out his UFC contract this past Saturday with a unanimous decision victory over Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night 183.

He won the WEC lightweight championship in the promotion’s final event, WEC 53 in December 2010, in which his famous “Showtime kick” of Benson Henderson in the closing seconds sealed the deal on the scorecards in a close fight.

In 2013, Pettis submitted Henderson at UFC 164 in his hometown of Milwaukee to claim the UFC lightweight belt, and lost it to Rafael dos Anjos in 2015.

Pettis struggled to regain his stride from there, fighting everywhere from featherweight to welterweight, but he ended his UFC run the winner of two straight.

No date or first opponent has been named for Pettis. The PFL’s 2021 season is scheduled to kick off on April 23 in Las Vegas.

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