The UFC Lightweight Title changed hands on Saturday night, as Ben Henderson won a thrilling five-round fight against overmatched champion Frankie Edgar in Japan via unanimous decision. The UFC 144 main event was scarcely in the record books before UFC president Dana White dropped the hint as to who might be Henderson's first opponent as champion.
According to Tim Burke at Bloody Elbow, White attended the postfight press conference and said he thinks that Anthony Pettis will probably be the fighter that is next in line for a title shot.
Pettis led off the PPV with an impressive first-round knockout of Joe Lauzon via head kick, in a fight that earned Pettic Knockout of the Night honors and rightly so.
Pettis currently holds an MMA record of 15-2. He is a former WEC lightweight champion, but is 2-1 since making his UFC debut in June of 2011. He lost his debut match against Clay Guida by decision and defeated Jeremy Stephens by split decision before dispatching Lauzon on Saturday night.
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