Anthony Pettis (pictured) promised he’d finish Gilbert Melendez within the first round at UFC 181. That Pettis is such a liar…
Oh well, he made up for it in the second stanza by submitting Melendez with a slick guillotine choke.
The unfortunate thing for Melendez is, he was executing the perfect game plan up until the tap out. He wasn’t scared to stand up with Pettis just long enough in order to get close enough for takedowns. Once “Showtime” was within range, Melendez would grind him against the cage to try and drag him down.
It was working perfectly until he got sloppy and left his neck out for a split second. It was a wrap moments later.
UFC 181 took place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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