UFC 144 Results: Anthony Pettis Knocks Out Joe Lauzon In The First Round

via Esther Lin

Anthony Pettis defeats Joe Lauzon by knockout. The stoppage came at 1:21 in the first round.

Early head kick from Anthony Pettis. He followed it up with a leg kick. Joe Lauzon came forward with punches but wasn't able to land anything. Anthony Pettis landed a side kick to the body and then followed up with a left high kick that came out of nowhere. Joe Lauzon was dropped and Pettis followed up with punches until the referee dove in to stop the fight. Joe Lauzon expected the kick to land low and left his head wide open.

Anthony Pettis was the last WEC lightweight champion and was expected to be the number one contender when the company folded. Injuries to Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard forced him to take a fight against Clay Guida. Pettis lost his title shot in the loss. Joe Lauzon made his UFC debut with a knockout win over Jens Pulver. Since that win he has been unable to string together a group of wins to break into the top of the division.

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