Pettis TKOs Cerrone in 1st, earns lightweight title shot

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

On Saturday night, Pettis not only cleared the way for another path to the title, but got UFC President Dana White on board to assure him the next crack at the belt is his and he will get the winner of Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez, which happens in April.

White reiterated that Pettis’ knockout win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was ultra impressive, but he won’t mess with the current UFC on Fox 7 main event and make any changes. Pettis is next in line though and will face the winner.

“I think the (Gilbert) Melendez fight is pretty set, but he’s next,” White said about Pettis at the UFC on Fox 6 post fight press conference. “I can’t say enough good things about the kid, that was incredible tonight. Obviously, his big all time highlight will be the kick off the fence, but tonight was unbelievable, the knee off the fence, it was phenomenal.”

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Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone Vs. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Donald Cerrone <a href=Donald Cerrone" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=0&y=0&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=A9148E18-1D09-6BFC-E5C74253F65A61FD.jpg" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 18-5-0
Team  
VS
Name Anthony Pettis <a href=Anthony Pettis" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=71&y=2&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=E382E6B9-1D09-6BFC-E5E119FBF7E740D5.jpg" />
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 15-2-0
Team Roufusport
 
 
 
 
 
Anthony Pettis defeated Donald Cerrone vby TKO (body kick, strikes, 1st Round, 2:35)

 

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HandyDarsh site profile image  

1/27/13 12:43 PM by HandyDarsh

I can't wait to see how benson will handle those kicks!

HandyDarsh site profile image  

1/27/13 12:43 PM by HandyDarsh

Bro, benson has kicks of his own man!

The_Spider site profile image  

1/27/13 12:29 PM by The_Spider

Benson vs Anthony 2 will be epic.

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1/27/13 12:29 PM by The_Spider

^ This man speaks the truth.

bekk46 site profile image  

1/27/13 12:19 PM by bekk46

Pettis is the man! Next LW champ.

Nothing2 site profile image  

1/27/13 10:46 AM by Nothing2

I don't know why anyone thought Cerrone could beat Pettis?

HandyDarsh site profile image  

1/26/13 8:51 PM by HandyDarsh

Damn bro! good call!

HandyDarsh site profile image  

1/26/13 7:52 PM by HandyDarsh

PETTIS VIA KO

MostUGersAreGhey site profile image  

1/26/13 7:51 PM by MostUGersAreGhey

I like both but I love Cowboys attitude and he always brings it. No way Clay could do to Cerrone what he did to Pettis.

Body Shots site profile image  

1/26/13 7:48 PM by Body Shots

Damn I'm a big fan of both these fighters so I just hope it's a great fight!!Don't know who I want to win!!