For all you naysayers who feel Anthony Pettis is dropping down to the UFC's 145-pound division to avoid a showdown against 155-pound champion Ben Henderson, think again. 'Showtime' says the move is all about climbing the pound-for-pound rankings.
After learning of Gilbert Melendez's title fight match up against Ben Henderson, Anthony Pettis says it's time to stop being the "nice guy" and sitting and waiting for his time to come. He is going to take what he deserves from here on out.
UFC Lightweight champion believes that if he fights former division kingpin Frankie Edgar 1o out of 1o times, he will defeat him every single time. The two are set to rematch their UFC 144 encounter at UFC 150 on August 11, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.
On Feb. 25, 2012, a new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion was crowned as Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar in a violent, five-round war at UFC 144 in Saitama, Japan. The new champ appeared on Inside MMA to discuss his plans for the future and who he thinks he might face in his very first title defense.
Anthony Pettis feels that his dominating win this past weekend (Feb. 25, 2012) at UFC 144 over Joe Lauzon, was enough to stake his claim as the number on contender to Ben Henderson's UFC Lightweight title, despite claims from Henderson that Pettis is not ready to challenge him yet.
Ben Henderson won the lightweight championship from Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 last night, the same night Anthony Pettis head kick knocked out Joe Lauzon in the first round. Rematch? "Bendo" doesn't think so. Here's why.
The UFC returned to Japan and set up shop in the Saitama Super Arena, a favorite haunt of PRIDE Fighting Championships. But instead of thinking of the defunct Japanese promotion, it was another folded company that everyone was thinking of at the end of the night.
The odds are out for the Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson lightweight title fight at UFC 144 on Feb. 26 in Japan and it's no surprise that the champion is the favorite. Just how little he's favored by is what's surprising.