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No disrespect to the flyweights, but a shiny golden belt is the only thing keeping this fight from being the main event in my eyes.
"Now," you think, "that's strange, because this isn't even the co-main event! That's Rampage vs. Teixeira!"
You have a point, gentle reader. But, as I've already pointed out, Rampage is gifted that status simply because of his name and marketability.
If you're looking for the fight to watch Saturday evening at UFC on Fox 6, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone versus Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is your ticket to MMA perfection.
There is bad blood, there are title implications and there are two ridiculously skilled fighters squaring off inside the Octagon.
What's not to love?
Whether this fight is contested on the feet or on the ground, either guy can end the fight at any time, and the tension will be palpable as these two elite lightweights go to battle.
As you have probably noticed, this entire card is pretty damn good, but this fight, in particular, is a sensational work of matchmaking.
Bravo, Joe Silva. Bravo.