It was Pettis that came out on top, and in such impressive fashion that he may just get that title shot.
The first couple of minutes were spent in a bit of a feeling out process, Cerrone taking the fight to Pettis. The former WEC champion’s timing, however, seemed much more dialed in than Cerrone’s, as he countered everything thrown at him with surgical precision.
Pettis then began to take over, landing kicks and knees to the body, backing Cerrone up. Then he found the button, landing a Bas Rutten special – that would be a kick to the liver – that dropped Cerrone to his hands and knees.
Pettis followed Cerrone to the mat, finishing him off with a couple of punches for good measure, but for all intents and purposes the fight was already over.
“Donald called me out, he shouldn’t have done that,” Pettis stated after the fight. “He called me scared. I’m not scared. I want that belt ASAP.”
That was after he asked the question that begged to be asked following his destruction of one of the other top lightweight contenders to the title currently wrapped around Benson Henderson’s waist – which happens to be the waist of a man he has defeated in the past.
“Dana White, what do I have to do for a title shot?”
More than likely Anthony, you just did it.