Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone Should Determine Next UFC Lightweight Challenger

Rafael Suanes – US Presswire

An exciting and meaningful lightweight bout takes place tomorrow night in the UFC between Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis.  It has Fight-Of-The-Night written all over it, and many don’t see this fight going the distance.  When you think of a dynamic fighters, you think of someone who can end the fight in many ways.  This is exactly what defines Cerrone and Pettis.  Both have knockouts and submissions to their name, and their cardio is second to none.

Anthony Pettis is the only man in the UFC right now who holds a win over Ben Henderson, the current lightweight champion of the world.  His victory came back in the WEC days, where Pettis would land a sensational kick after running alongside the cage.  Even crazier was that it actually landed on Henderson, sending him to the canvas.  All was well with Pettis as he was deemed the next fighter to be in line for the UFC lightweight title shot.  However, a loss to Clay Guida derailed his momentum as a fighter.

Meanwhile, Donald Cerrone was racking up win after win, and it looked like he was on track to fight for the UFC belt.  A dominant Nate Diaz derailed his title shots, but he has the chance to capture UFC gold by continuing his winning ways.  It would behoove the UFC to make this fight between Cerrone and Pettis a number one contender bout.

Henderson is currently set to face Gilbert Melendez later this year, so the winner of this fight would have plenty of time to prepare.  Both fighters have fought Henderson before, which both were exceptional battles.  Fans should expect fireworks this weekend between these two fighters, and don’t be surprised if Dana White grants the winner a title shot.


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