Pettis TKOs Cerrone in 1st, earns lightweight title shot

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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 Donald Cerrone
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 18-5-0


Name Anthony Pettis Anthony Pettis
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)