- 17-2 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
- 4 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Ben Henderson (x2), Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon
- 20-5 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
- Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
- Notable Wins: Gilbert Melendez, Nate Diaz, KJ Noons
UFC on FOX 9
December 14th, 2013
Sleep Train Arena
Anthony Pettis was nearly flawless at UFC 164, submitting Ben Henderson in the first round with an armbar to become the new UFC lightweight champion. After dropping a unanimous decision to Clay Guida in his UFC debut, Pettis has now won four-straight fights in the octagon, including knockout victories over Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone.
With TJ Grant still ailing from a concussion injury, Strikeforce transfer, Josh Thomson gets the opportunity of a lifetime, a shot at the UFC’s lightweight title. Thomson made his return to the UFC at UFC on FOX 7, stopping Nate Diaz in the second round via TKO. He’s won two of his last three fights, with his only defeat coming against former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez by a razor-thin split decision.