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Pettis Honored by Wisconsin Governor

UFC® LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
ANTHONY PETTIS RECEIVES
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FROM GOVERNOR OF WISCONSIN
 
Madison, Wisc. – In honor of his success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis received a Certificate of Achievement from Scott Walker, Governor of the state of Wisconsin, during a ceremony today at the Governor’s office in Madison.

Pettis, 26, is a lifelong Milwaukee resident who captured the UFC lightweight title in front of his hometown crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in August. The former WEC lightweight champion, Pettis was also recognized for his charitable and community efforts in the state of Wisconsin.

“It’s great to see people from Wisconsin living out their dreams,” Governor Walker said.  “Anthony Pettis’ strong work ethic and tenacity made him a champion, and I am pleased to congratulate him on his championship.”

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by Governor Walker and the state of Wisconsin,” Pettis said. “To win the UFC title here was a dream come true. I am proud to call Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin home and look forward to defending my title again here in the future.”
 

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