Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

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Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown
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Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis have been selected as coaches for the upcoming 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter. The elite lightweights will then fight for Pettis' lightweight championship after the season concludes.

Melendez failed to capture the UFC Lightweight Championship last April when he dropped a contentious split decision to then-champion Benson Henderson. He got back on the winning track with an exciting victory over Diego Sanchez at UFC 166.

Pettis became the champion with a slick, first-round armbar over Henderson at UFC 164. He has yet to defend the strap due to sustaining an injury.

The lightweight battle will be one of the most anticipated 155-pound title fights in a long time. Melendez and Pettis are two of the most exciting fighters in the game today.

This is an early look at the fight that will take place later in 2014.

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