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Anthony Pettis injured, but still expected to defend UFC lightweight title in December

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According to UFC President Dana White, Anthony Pettis has sustained a knee injury, however he is still expected to defend his UFC lightweight championship in December.

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Anthony Pettis injured, but still expected to defend UFC lightweight title in December

White told FOX Sports on Saturday night that Pettis suffered a minor knee injury and has spent the past couple of days in Las Vegas with Dr. Steven Sanders, an orthopedist at Bone & Joint Specialists.

White told FOX’s Mike Chiappetta, “He’s going to fight, for sure.”

“Showtime” won the UFC lightweight belt at UFC 164 in August, when he secured a tight armbar to force Benson Henderson to tap out.

Pettis is expected to take on Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 9 on December 14 in Sacramento, California.

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