It’s been over 15 months since lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) captured the crown by submitting Benson Henderson at UFC 164. Saturday is finally “Showtime” once again for the injury-prone Pettis.
Pettis makes his first title defense when he meets former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181. The 155-pounders co-headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
It’s been a long time coming for both of these fighters – Pettis just to get back to work, and Melendez to prove to the world that he’s the game’s top lightweight on MMA’s grandest stage.
It should be fun. Take a look at their “Countdown” segment to get your heart pumping.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada serves as host.
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