Two of the UFC’s most exciting lightweights are unquestionably Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone. Factor in the disdain each feels towards the other, as well as their interest locking horns, and the makings of a future Fight of the Night are clearly in place.
Though Cerrone had hoped the two would battle before the end of 2012, due to some delays in Pettis’ rehabilitation from a shoulder injury he sustained earlier this year it looks like the tilt won’t be taking place until January.
Pettis confirmed the expected date in a conversation with MMAJunkie after going on Twitter to express his frustration with the recovery process where he wrote, “Can’t catch a break…injuries f—— suck!!!”
When the talented 155ers do eventually face off the stakes will be higher than usual with the winner expected to merit discussion for a title-shot. Cerrone has found success in eight of his last nine fights including back-to-back victories over Jeremy Stephens and Melvin Guillard. Meanwhile, the 15-2 Pettis is also coming off consecutive wins including a February finish of Joe Lauzon and holds a past triumph over current lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
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