Anthony Pettis vs. the Lightweight Division: Head-to-Toe Breakdown

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Anthony Pettis vs. the Lightweight Division: Head-to-Toe Breakdown
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After his last two outings in the UFC, Anthony Pettis has finally secured a long-overdue title shot against the winner of Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez.

The lightweight division is perhaps the deepest division in the sport; a place where speed and power are on equal display among so many talented and aggressive fighters that on any given night, a battle between anyone in the top 10 can make for a Fight of the Year.

It’s hard to believe that in such a deep division, a single fighter can make short work of two men like Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone, but that is exactly what Pettis has done, in shocking and exciting fashion.

Pettis looks to be one of the most explosive and dynamic fighters currently driving down I-155, and now he’s headed straight for the title.

While it’s too soon to crown Pettis as the UFC Lightweight champion just yet, we can still ponder how he would fare against the rest of the division because in the end, getting the title is one thing, and defending it is another…

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