It looks that we will get to see round six of the classic 2010 WEC bout between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis. Popularized by the fifth round ‘showtime kick’ that had Pettis rushing Henderson and performing a ‘ninja-like’ kick off the fence that dropped the champ and stole the victory via decision late in the round to cap off the organization with an exclamation.
UFC 144 was a night that could not align any better for the rematch as Benson Henderson clinched the title from former champ Frankie Edgar after a grueling five round bout. Anthony Pettis earlier in the night also pulled off the impressive victory with a highlight reel, first round KO kick over fellow top contender Joe Lauzon early in the first.
First we heard from the pay-per-view broadcast as color commentator Joe Rogan sounded off on ‘inside info’ from Dana and Lorenzo that Pettis would be next in line. Then during the UFC 144 post-fight press conference President White verified as well, “I think [Pettis] is gonna get it” when referring to Henderson’s next opponent.
The fight is not official however as the UFC has shown in the past to change match-ups after a spectacular performance from a fighter and or a huge fan response via twitter [Diaz vs. Penn]. The bout between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller on May 5 for UFC on Fox 3 could be that game-changer, should either fighter put on an outstanding performance.