Anthony Pettis vs Josh Thomson to Headline UFC on FOX 9

Anthony Pettis

 

Anthony Pettis

  • 17-2 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ben Henderson (x2), Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon

Josh Thomson

 

Josh Thomson

  • 20-5 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Gilbert Melendez, Nate Diaz, KJ Noons

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UFC on FOX 9

December 14th, 2013

Modesto, California

Sleep Train Arena

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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.

UFC 164 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Anthony Pettis def. Ben Henderson via Armbar – Round 1, 4:41
  • Josh Barnett def. Frank Mir via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 1:56
  • Chad Mendes def. Clay Guida via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:30
  • Ben Rothwell def. Brandon Vera via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:54
  • Dustin Poirier def. Erik Koch via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Gleison Tibau def. Jamie Varner via Split Decision
  • Timothy Elliott def. Louis Gaudinot via Unanimous Decision
  • Hyun Gyu Lim def. Pascal Krauss via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:58
  • Chico Camus def. Kyung Ho Kang via Unanimous Decision
  • Soa Palelei def. Nikita Krylov via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:34
  • Al Iaquinta def. Ryan Couture via Unanimous Decision
  • Magnus Cedenblad def. Jared Hamman via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 0:57

TJ Grant Out; Benson Henderson vs Anthony Pettis Headlines 164

Ben Henderson

 

Ben Henderson

  • 19-2 MMA / 7-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Frank Edgar (x2), Jim Miller, Gilbert Melendez

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis

  • 16-2 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ben Henderson, Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon

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UFC 164

August 31st, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bradley Center

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Benson Henderson can’t seem to escape controversy during his reign as UFC lightweight champion, this time winning another razor-thin split decision victory over Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7. Nevertheless, Henderson is a perfect 7-0 in the UFC, including victories over Frank Edgar, Nate Diaz, and Jim Miller.

Anthony Pettis has won his last three fights, since dropping a unanimous decision to Clay Guida in his UFC debut. Victories include a decision win over Jeremy Stephens and knockout wins over Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone.

Anthony Pettis Out; Jose Aldo vs Chan Sung Jung Set for UFC 163

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo

  • 22-1 MMA / 4-0 UFC Record
  • 15 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Urijah Faber, Frank Edgar, Chad Mendes

Chan Sung Jung

Chan Sung Jung

  • 13-3 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michihiro Omigawa, Mark Hominick, Dustin Poirier

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UFC 163

August 3rd, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena

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Jose Aldo solidified his name among mixed martial arts’ pound-for pound best fighters with a unanimous decision victory over former UFC lightweight champion, Frank Edgar at UFC 156. He’s now defended his UFC/WEC featherweight title six times in a row, including key victories over Urijah Faber, Mark Hominick, and Chad Mendes.

Chan Sung Jung has also gone undefeated in the UFC since the merger, winning his first three fights in the octagon. In his debut, he avenged his highly controversial loss to Leonard Garcia with a second round twister submission victory. He has since earned back-to-back stoppage victories over Mark Hominick and Dustin Poirier.

Jose Aldo vs Anthony Pettis Official for UFC 163 in Brazil

Jose Aldo

 

Jose Aldo

  • 22-1 MMA / 4-0 UFC Record
  • 15 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Urijah Faber, Frank Edgar, Chad Mendes

Anthony Pettis

 

Anthony Pettis

  • 16-2 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ben Henderson, Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon

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UFC 163

August 3rd, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena

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Jose Aldo solidified his name among mixed martial arts’ pound-for pound best fighters with a unanimous decision victory over former UFC lightweight champion, Frank Edgar at UFC 156. He’s now defended his UFC/WEC featherweight title six times in a row, including key victories over Urijah Faber, Mark Hominick, and Chad Mendes.

Lightweight standout, Anthony Pettis wants a shot at UFC gold as soon as possible, so he’ll drop to featherweight for the first time in his career to face Jose Aldo. He’s won his last three fights, since dropping a unanimous decision to Clay Guida in his UFC debut. Victories include a decision win over Jeremy Stephens and knockout wins over Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone.

UFC on FOX 6 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via Unanimous Decision
  • Glover Teixeira def. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson via Unanimous Decision
  • Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (Kick to the Body) – Round 1, 2:35
  • Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch via TKO (Elbows) – Round 2, 2:32

Preliminary Card:

  • TJ Grant def. Matt Wiman via KO (Elbows and Punches) – Round 1, 4:51
  • Clay Guida def. Hatsu Hioki via Split Decision
  • Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf via Unanimous Decision
  • Ryan Bader def. Vladimir Matyushenko via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 0:50
  • Shawn Jordan def. Mike Russow via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 3:48
  • Rafael Natal def. Sean Spencer via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 3, 2:13
  • David Mitchell def. Simeon Thoresen via Unanimous Decision

Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis Targeted for January 26th UFC Event

 

Donald Cerrone

  • 19-4 MMA / 6-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Charles Oliveira, Dennis Siver, Melvin Guillard

 

Anthony Pettis

  • 15-2 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ben Henderson, Jeremy Stephens, Joe Lauzon

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Event TBD

January 26th, 2013

Chicago, Illinois

Venue TBD

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Donald Cerrone continued his tear through the UFC lightweight division since the WEC merger, with a highlight reel knockout of Melvin Guillard at UFC 150. The win was his second in a row since losing his first fight in the UFC to Nate Diaz by unanimous decision in December of last year.

A shoulder injury and staph infection has kept Anthony Pettis out of action since early in February of this year. He defeated Joe Lauzon via first round knockout at UFC 144. Pettis has won back-to-back fights since dropping a unanimous decision to Clay Guida in his UFC debut.