Who Is Anthony Pettis Wife? His Marriage, & Relationship

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Anthony Pettis or Showtime is an MMA fighter who currently plays for the Professional Fighters League. He formerly fought in the UFC in their welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight divisions. Pettis departed from the Ultimate Fighting Championship after a twelve-year stint with the promotion.

The Wisconsin native’s time in the UFC was quite a ride with 25 wins and 14 losses. He also won the coveted UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 164 by besting Benson Henderson. As for the present, he is one of the fighters in the 2018-launched MMA arts league, The Professional Fighters League (PFL). So far he has been in the two seasons of PFL.

As Pettis is set to start his third season at the Professional Fighters League, here is a quick insight into the other facet of his life; marriage and relationship. The five foot ten inches tall mixed martial artist has been a family man for quite a while now with several kids and a wife. Know who she is in addition to her relationship story with Anthony Pettis.

Anthony Pettis Wife, Lisette Gadzuric; Their Relationship And Marriage

Pettis is currently married to Lisette Gadzuric, an entrepreneur, social activist, and community organizer.

It is yet to come to light when exactly the now PFL fighter and Gadzuric started dating. The couple hasn’t talked much about the time when they laid their eyes on each other for the first time.

Anthony with his wife Lisette in March 2014
Gadzuri foundation owner Lisette with her husband and professional fighters League fighter Anthony Pettis. Facebook

The UFC star Anthony Pettis nevertheless proposed to his then-girlfriend Lisette on new years eve in 2018 at the Aruba Ritz-Carlton. The couple at the time was spending their holiday.

Pettis and Lisette celebrated their wedding in Tulum, Mexico also where most of the latter’s family came from. The big day happened in May 2022. Lisette once on Instagram revealed she had been going to Tulum for years and it’s one of her favorite places.

Milwaukee Wisconsin born MMA fighter Anthony Pettis with his wife Lisette Gadzuric during their wedding in Nov 2022
Entrepreneur social activist and community organizer Lisette Gadzuric with her husband and professional fighter Anthony Pettis at their wedding in May 2022.

The couple is quite open about their fondness for each other on their respective social media.

Lisette and Anthony are also parents to a daughter, Itzcali Sol. The ex-extreme Cagefighting champion frequently shares pictures of his little girl on his social media handles.

Lisette and her MMA fighter husband, Pettis reside in Las Vegas.

Anthony Pettis Wife was Formerly Married To An NBA Player

Lisette was previously the wife of the ex-basketball player, Daniel Gadzuric. When together, they welcomed two kids, Emiliano and Ahtzir.

Dutch Serbian basketball player, Daniel Gadzuric with his ex-wife Lisette Gadzuric in 2009
Anthony Pettis’ wife Lisette with her ex-husband and NBA player Lisette Gadzuric in 2009.

Daniel Gadzuric is a Dutch Serbian former basketball player who played for teams including Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, Jiangsu Dragons, Texas Legends, New York Knicks, and others.

Anthony Pettis Wife Lisette Is Also From Wisconsin; What Does She Do?

Although Pettis’ spouse, Lisette grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, most of her family hailed from Mexico. Some apparently still reside there. Lisette was born Lisette Franco. Anthony’s partner is a graduate of Columbia College and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, anthropology, and sociology.

On the professional front, Gadzuric has worked for various business and service-oriented organizations.

Anthony's partner and University of Nevada graduate Lisette Gadzuric
Professional Fighters League fighter Anthony Pettis’ spouse Lisette Gadzuric.

Lisette’s first recorded job location was in the Greater Chicago Area at a clothing retail company, Gap Inc where she worked as a men’s fashion specialist.

She then went on to work at United Community Center as their assistant director of Summer Camp. Following that she was a dance and Spanish instructor at Fernwood Montessori of the Milwaukee Public Schools, DG Sports. In the mid-2000s Lisette was a researcher and advisor at DG Sports and later worked as a waitress at Sake Tumi as well.

Gadzuric additionally is into philanthropy and serving the community. She is the founder of the Gadzuric foundation. Lisette also is the founder of the Cinderella Project MKE. The organization collects and distributes donated prom dresses to the youth in need in a local area in Lisette’s home state of Milwaukee and its surroundings. Pettis’ spouse apparently opened one of the aforesaid foundations with her basketball player ex-husband Dan Gadzuric.

In the meantime, she is also a model who has over 50,000 followers on her Instagram. Lisette has posed for New Face Fashion magazine and several other likewise outlets.

Lisette describes herself as an explorer and a philonoist (a lover of knowledge).

Pettis Had A Girlfriend Before Marrying Lisette Gadzuric

Before Lisette, Pettis was in a relationship with Alexandra Cartagena, a Milwaukee Wisconsin-born similar to Pettis and his current wife. They were in a relationship for several years. When together the couple also welcomed a daughter Aria. She was born on July 9, 2010.

Former UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis with his ex-girlfriend Alexandra Cartagena and their daughter, Aria
Milwaukee Wisconsin-born Alexandra Cartagena with her ex-boyfriend and the former UFC fighter Anthony Pettis with their daughter Aria.

Some believe Alexandra wasn’t just the girlfriend of Pettis but she had secretly married him already. Pettis’ ex-partner, Cartagena, the daughter of Idalis and Angel Cartagena was a graduate of Grandview High School.


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