Anthony Pettis To Defend Against Gilbert Melendez At End Of Year Show

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is set to defend his title against Gilbert Melendez during the UFC’s year-end show in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday at a press conference in Puerto Rico. The event is usually the organization’s biggest of the year, and is expected to be held Dec. 27 in Las Vegas.

It was reported through this reporters twitter account:
Raul Alzaga @RaulAlzaga

“DANA WHITE: “Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert MelĂ©ndez will happen at the year-end card in DECEMBER” @primerahora @arielhelwani @ufc”

Pettis and his brother and fellow fighter, Sergio joined White at the press conference Wednesday. White also guaranteed that Pettis will fight at an event in Puerto Rico in 2015. Pettis, 27, is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent.

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