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Anthony Pettis undergoes successful elbow surgery

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Anthony Pettis underwent successful elbow surgery Tuesday in Las Vegas, according to his manager Mike Roberts.

The surgery was performed by the UFC's orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steven Sanders. Pettis suffered a torn muscle and ligaments in his right elbow last week during wrestling practice. The injury forced him to withdraw from his July 25 fight against Myles Jury.

The former UFC lightweight champion is tentatively scheduled to be out for four-to-six months, according to Roberts, however, he will be reevaluated in the coming weeks.

Pettis most recently lost the UFC lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos in March. The 28-year-old was expected to be cleared last Friday to begin sparring again after suffering a broken orbital bone in the fight. He has only fought twice since Aug. 2013 due to a knee injury and his role on "The Ultimate Fighter" season 20.

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