Melendez: I can walk right through Pettis’ kicks

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Anthony Pettis is the most effective and dynamic striker in the UFC's lightweight division and it's what got him to be a world champion. That and world class jiu-jitsu. 

Next opponent Gilbert Melendez believes he has the tools to defeat Pettis and isn't worried about any of his striking, kicks included:

“His striking and his kicks and his creativity is awesome, but it’s nothing I fear at all,” Melendez said. “I feel quite confident in this matchup. I feel like stylistically, this is a matchup I’ve been wanting for a long time.

“I think he’s a great guy and creative, but I’m not scared of those kicks at all. I feel I can walk right through them, to be honest. He’s good at what he does, but I think I’m better in a bunch of different dimensions.”

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