After beating Ben Henderson at WEC 53, Anthony Pettis was offered a shot at the UFC lightweight title to unify the two. But Clay Guida last night ruined those chances and sent Pettis reeling to find his next win.
Now that Pettis has lost, it opens the lightweight division up a little bit more. The less-clogged lightweight division could make things more interesting over the next few months.
Some may say last night Guida laid on Pettis. But the fact of the matter is he lost. Even with “Showtime kick two,” he was still a lose in all three rounds, on all three judges' scorecards.
Can Pettis get back into title contention? What names should he face to earn back that right at the young age of 24 years old?
Here are four names that could get Anthony “Showtime” Pettis back on track.