Anthony Pettis and the 10 Best Strikers in the UFC

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Anthony Pettis and the 10 Best Strikers in the UFC
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As you are likely aware, Anthony Pettis laid waste to Donald Cerrone Saturday night at UFC on Fox 6, and in doing so probably positioned himself as the next challenger to the lightweight title.

Pettis got the job done with a crackling stand-up game that saw him once again launch himself off of the cage in order to strike his opponent with more leverage. There's no question that "Showtime" nickname is fully appropriate.

But where does this performance land Pettis on a list of the UFC's 10 best strikers? Read on, why don't you. The list is based on a combination of creativity, diversity of attack, speed and power.

It's not the only metric I used, but for informational purposes I included the number of wins each fighter has by TKO, KO, taps from strikes and doctor/injury stoppages related to strikes. For convenience, I'm referring to those collectively as striking-related stoppages, or SRS. 

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