Review: 2014-12-06, great fight between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night). The black belt in tae-kwon-do Anthony Pettis entered this fight with a pro mma record of 22-3-0 (82% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since August 31, 2013 when he defeated Benson Henderson in their second fight winning the Ufc Lw belt (=Henderson vs Pettis 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Strikeforce Lw champion Gilbert Melendez, has a record of 22-3-0 (55% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 lightweight in the world, he suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Benson Henderson (via split decsion, Henderson vs Melendez); after this bout he came back to win beating Diego Sanchez in one of the best mma fights of 2013 (=Melendez vs Sanchez). Pettis vs Melendez is valid for the Ufc lightweight title (Pettis’ first defense); undercard of Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2 – UFC 181. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Title: UFC Lightweight Championship
UFC 181 fight card (main fights):
Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2
Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez
Travis Browne vs Brendan Schaub
Todd Duffee vs Anthony Hamilton
Tony Ferguson vs Abel Trujillo
Urijah Faber vs Francisco Rivera
Pettis’ previous fight: Benson Henderson vs Anthony Pettis 2
Melendez’s previous fight: Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez
Pettis’ next fight: Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos
Melendez’s next fight: Gilbert Melendez vs Eddie Alvarez
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(highlights video hosted on Youtube)