The UFC's new lightweight champ, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, contemplates his life changing victory at the post fight press conference. Screen capture courtesy the UFC's Youtube page.
UFC 164 in Milwaukee saw the 155 pound lightweight title change hands in scintillating fashion, as well as two former UFC heavyweight champions in a high-level submission fighting clash.
Former 155 pound champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson pitted his 8 fight win streak in the UFC against the last person to defeat him. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, hailing from Milwaukee, beat Henderson in 2010, in a WEC title fight in Henderson’s home town, Glendale, Arizona.
Henderson’s entrance into the UFC in 2011 went, well, smooth, whereas Pettis lost a decision to the Energizer Bunny Clay Guida. While Henderson went on to take the title from Frankie Edgar, Pettis began to patiently hone his game.