Anthony Pettis shocked a lot of fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC when he decided to cash in his shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship against Jose Aldo, the current UFC Featherweight champion. Pettis was quite a success during his stint as a Lightweight fighter, winning the World Extreme Cage Fighting or the WEC Lightweight Championship, defeating Benson Henderson before the promotion ceased operations. Henderson currently serves as the UFC Lightweight champion and Pettis had the chance of usurping his throne once again.
But he decided against that fight and dropped down a weight class to take on Junior. And according to Pettis, who was speaking to a Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts media outlet, Jose Aldo has not had to fight anyone like him in his career and he hasn’t fought anyone of the caliber of the Brazilian in his career as well. Pettis admitted that the fight will be difficult for both the fighters and also stated that it will be a much tougher fight compared to the one he had against Benson Henderson in the WEC.
Pettis defeated Henderson via a decision result in the final WEC night to win the WEC Lightweight Championship and end his reign as the division’s top dog that had been running for almost a year. And recently, Pettis earned two consecutive Knockout of the Night honors and these two emphatic wins landed him at the top of the UFC’s Lightweight division once again.
Jose Aldo, on the other hand, has been the most dominant force in the Featherweight division since he arrived to the promotion and his record of 22-1 is extremely impressive as well. And he has also spoken about a move to Lightweight after the Pettis fight and things are really looking very interesting in the divisions.