Anthony Pettis adds to highlight reel with head kick KO of Joe Lauzon at UFC 144: Japan
Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis is arguably more famous for his Jackie Chan, Matrix style kick to the head of, than he is for winning the belt from ‘Bendo’, as Pettis was the final WEC champion before the fully integrated the organization. When Anthony made his UFC debut, talks of him being the number one guy, alongside , were the dominant discussions in regards to the UFC lightweight division.
Pettis debuted in June of last year against lightweight gatekeeper, and came out on the losing end of a hard fought decision. Following Pettis down a similar path was Jim Miller, who as ’s number one cat, ran head first into our new UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, and was thoroughly dominated for 3 straight rounds. Miller is back in top form, as he just dispatched of recently, to earn a top slot match-up against as the headlining bout for the event.
Pettis bounced back from his loss to Guida as well, and following his marvelous head kick KO ofat , makes it 2 straight victories, as well as having his name thrown into the hat for potential future match-ups against new titleholder Henderson. Pettis added another glorious highlight reel clip to his resume, with the finish of Lauzon, and fans are now very interested to see where Anthony lands in the landscape of 155 in the UFC. The lightweight division is about to get very interesting here, and very soon. Will we see Pettis vs. Henderson 2 sooner or later? Only time will tell.
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