Jan 26, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Anthony Pettis celebrates after defeating Donald Cerrone (not pictured) during UFC on FOX 6 at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

UFC going to Puerto Rico in 2015; Anthony Pettis expected to headline


The Ultimate Fighting Championship is constantly expanding internationally and they are always looking for a new country to entertain with a live event. As it appears, one of the next countries to be treated to a show will be Puerto Rico in 2015 and they may be treated to a championship bout.

Dana White announced the news during a press conference in Puerto Rico on Wednesday:

Pettis is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent, so he will be loved by the Hispanic crowd if/when the UFC finally makes that journey.

It is important to have key stars in every country that the fans will rally around and Pettis certainly fits the bill as a champion that conducts himself with the utmost class. If you want to have a role model in mixed martial arts, look no further than Pettis.

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