Pettis rolls through Cerrone, wants title shot
The final WEC lightweight champion stood toe-to-toe with "Cowboy" from the opening bell, throwing plenty of flashy kicks and strikes, even attempting a "Showtime kick" at one point.
While the versatile strike missed, most of Pettis' strikes found a home, and Cerrone could mount little offense against his foe. At the midpoint of the opening round, the two engaged, and Pettis landed a vicious knee to the body. Cerrone crumbled to the ground, and the fight was stopped just seconds after.
In his post-fight interview, Pettis asked what more he could do to earn a title shot against Benson Henderson, the man he defeated in the last-ever WEC fight. Joe Rogan, and likely the majority watching, seemed to believe that Pettis has done enough to earn a title shot.
Of course, the UFC lightweight champion first has to find a way through Gilbert Melendez later this year.
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