Anthony Pettis is a mixed martial arts fighter who is currently signed to the Professional Fighters League. He previously fought in the Lightweight and Featherweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he was also a former UFC Lightweight Champion. In this article, we will take a look at Anthony Pettis’ net worth in 2021.

Net Worth$3 million
SalaryPFL Salary Undisclosed
SponsorsWheaties, Reebok
ProfessionMMA Fighter

Anthony Pettis Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $3 million

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Anthony Pettis’ net worth in 2021 is valued at $3 million. This is according to multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.

Pettis is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 27, 1987. He has two brothers, his older brother Reynaldo, and his younger brother, Sergio, who is currently signed with Bellator and MMA and is the reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion.

At the age of 5 years old, Anthony started training in taekwondo and boxing. He also started to train in wrestling when he was in college. Pettis trained in mixed martial arts in a gym in Milwaukee called Roufusport. By that time, he already had a 3rd-degree black belt in taekwondo. Later on, he expanded his skill set by training in capoeira.

In December 2007, Pettis made his professional MMA debut under the Gladiator Fighting Series promotion. He faced Tom Erspamer at GFS: Super Brawl and he made quick work of his opponent as he only needed 24 seconds to win via TKO.

Pettis had a perfect record of 8 wins and 0 losses with GFS. During that streak, he won the GFS Lightweight Championship and successfully defended it once. In his last fight with the promotion, he faced Gabe Walbridge in a welterweight bout where he won via TKO with just 56 seconds in the clock.

In 2009, Anthony Pettis joined the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion. He was supposed to make his debut at WEC 40 but had to pull out due to a hand injury. He then made his debut at WEC 41 at the lightweight division where he faced Mike Campbell. He won via submission in the 1st round with 1 minute and 49 seconds in the clock.

At WEC 45, Pettis suffered his first professional MMA loss at the hands of Bart Palaszewski in a match that was decided by a split decision.

On March 6, 2010, at WEC 47, Pettis bounced back as he won over Danny Castillo via knockout after he connected a head kick to his opponent. The win earned him his first Knockout of the Night honors.

In his last fight with WEC, Pettis faced Benson Henderson at WEC 53 for the WEC Lightweight Championship. The match went to the distance as Pettis won via unanimous decision to become the final WEC Lightweight Champion.

However, one of the best moments happened on the 5th round when Pettis ran up the cage and landed a switch kick while in the air directly to Henderson’s head. The match was also awarded Fight of the Night which earned both fighters an extra $10,000 each.

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The majority of the WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC as part of the merger, including Anthony Pettis.

His first match with the UFC came at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale where he faced Clay Guida. Unfortunately, he lost via unanimous decision. Pettis picked up his first UFC win when he faced Jeremy Stephens at UFC 136 by way of split decision.

Pettis earned his first Knockout of the Night honors in the UFC when he knocked out Joe Lauzon in the 1st round of their match at UFC 144. Unfortunately, he spent the rest of 2012 rehabilitating from multiple injuries.

His next fight came on January 26, 2013, where he faced Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox 6. He knocked out Cerrone midway through the 1st round to get the victory. He earned another Knockout of the Night award, making it back-to-back fights that he was given that honor.

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After the Cerrone fight, UFC President Dana White said he was sold on Pettis and said that he was up next for the UFC Lightweight Championship.

A rematch was then slated for UFC 164 as Anthony Pettis will be facing Benson Henderson once again, this time, for the UFC Lightweight Championship. This time around, Pettis won via submission at the tail end of the 1st round, making him the new UFC Lightweight Champion.


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Pettis made his first title defense against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181. He won the fight via submission midway in the 2nd round, making him the first and only fighter to finish off Melendez. He also earned the Performance of the Night award.

Unfortunately, Pettis lost the title to Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision. He then lost his next two fights, all via decision. This prompted him to drop to the featherweight division for his next fight. He then fought Charles Oliviera in his featherweight debut and won via submission in the 3rd round.

On November 11, 2017, Pettis headlined his first UFC event at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Pettis. Unfortunately, he lost via submission in the 3rd round as he was forced to tap out after suffering a rib injury from Dustin Poirier’s body triangle.

In his next headlining event, Anthony Pettis faced against Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Pettis, in his first welterweight bout since 2008. Despite Thompson having the upper hand on strikes for most of the fight, Pettis won the match via knockout late in the 2nd round — making him the first fighter to knock Stephen Thompson out.

Unfortunately, Pettis suffered two straight losses after his win against Thompson. He lost via decision to Nate Diaz at UFC 241 and via submission to Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC 246.

A rematch between him and Donald Cerrone was scheduled on May 9, 2020, at UFC 249. Pettis won over Cerrone once again, this time, via unanimous decision.

In the last fight on his UFC contract, Pettis fought against Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Days after the match ended, Pettis announced that he will not be returning to the UFC and will instead test the free-agent market.


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On December 23, 2020, Pettis announced that he has signed a multi-fight deal with the Professional Fighters League and he will be competing in the lightweight division. Unfortunately, he has yet to win a bout in the PFL as he lost his first two matches via decision.

Aside from his MMA career, Anthony Pettis co-owns the Roufusport MMA Academy alongside his trainer Duke Roufus and business partner Scott Joffe. He also owned the now-closed Showtime Sports Bar in Milwaukee.

He also starred in a commercial for Form Athletics with fellow MMA fighters Jon Jones, Mark Muñoz, Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez, Scott Jorgensen, and Chad Mendes.

In 2014, Pettis was voted to be the first UFC Champion to appear on the cover of General Mills’ Wheaties Box. Unfortunately, when the box came out, he had already lost his title to Rafael dos Anjos.

In the same year, Anthony Pettis signed an endorsement deal with Reebok.

The 34-year-old fighter is far from over in terms of his MMA career as he is definitely looking to get his first victory under the PFL promotion.

With all that being said, are you surprised about Anthony Pettis’ net worth in 2021?