UFC On Fox 6 results: Anthony Pettis to face winner of Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez at UFC On Fox 7

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Following his incredible win over Ben Henderson at WEC 53, Pettis was promised a UFC LW title shot that got brushed under the rug. Now, two years later, an equally impressive win over Cerrone has finally got him back to contendership.

After a year long lay off, Anthony Pettis showed that ring rust meant nothing to him at UFC On Fox 6. From the opening bell of his fight against Donald Cerrone, Pettis beat the former WEC Lightweight contender to the punch. Despite Cerrone's impressive wins in the UFC, Pettis didn't hold back on his creative striking and hit "Cowboy" with an amazing knee set up from jumping off the cage. He followed that up with a devastating kick to the body that floored Cerrone and led to stoppage.

After the event, UFC president Dana White had nothing but praise for "Showtime." So much so that he confirmed Pettis long awaited title shot:

He'll have to wait to see whether Melendez or Henderson comes out on top at UFC On Fox 7. The two will face off as the headliner of the event taking place in the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. The Lightweight championship fight will be co-mained by an exciting Heavyweight bout between Frank Mir and Daniel Cormier.

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