ESPN Awards Anthony Pettis’ “Showtime Kick” Top 8 Play of 2010

Written by Tom Ngo
December 31st, 2010

UFC Anthony Pettis MTV WEC

Anthony Pettis brought the WEC house down with his spectacular “Showtime Kick” against Ben Henderson earlier this month. SportsCenter felt the strike was so impressive, it warranted the #8 spot on ESPN’s Top Plays of 2010.

Pettis emerged on the mainstream scene after his captivating documentary on MTV’s “World of Jenks” this past September. Pettis rode the wave of momentum into the biggest fight of his life at WEC 53.

After dazzling the pro-Henderson crowd with his scintillating skills for much of their 25-minute affair, he saved his best trick for last.

With the WEC title hanging in the balance and only a few ticks remaining on the clock, Pettis pulled a “Showtime Kick” out of his magic hat.

Please click the media player below to watch a replay of Pettis’ kick:

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