In what can be considered one of the greatest fights of all time, this fight had absolutely everything, great stand-up exchanges, good ground scrambles and submission attempts and a kick in which Anthony Pettis entered The Matrix to execute.
The "Showtime Kick" as it now called will go down in history as one of the most ridiculously insane moves in any sport, not just MMA, this kick was seen all over the world from America to Afghanistan.
A back and forth battle with both fighters having dominating rounds and fighting for the right to be the last ever WEC champion and become the number one lightweight contender in the UFC.
Many had the fight scored two rounds each going into round five, but with 65 seconds left in the fifth round. Pettis used the cage as a launching pad with his right foot, then swatted the same foot across the champion's face, dropping him to the canvas in what was easily one of the greatest moments in MMA history, and that kick pretty much won him the final round, and the fight making him the last ever WEC champion before the merger with the UFC.
Pettis has since gone from a relative unknown to one of MMA’s biggest stars earning fight of the year awards and 2010 breakout fighter of the year awards from ESPN and Sherdog.