Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was hoping to end a three-fight losing streak and find new life in his career by dropping down to the featherweight division.
Saturday night at UFC on FOX 21, Pettis did just that with an impressive submission win over No. 6-ranked Charles Oliveira.
Now that Pettis is back in the win column, he is wasting no time setting his sights on the top of the division as he looks to go on a run that will earn him a title shot.
“So I’m trying to get down to that title shot so if it’s (Max Holloway) or if it’s somebody else, we’ll figure it out,” Pettis said at the post-fight press conference, via FOX Sports. “I’m going to sit down with my team and look at our performance and go from there.”
Beating a top ten opponent is a great way to move up the ladder in a new division, so it’s going to be exciting to see who Pettis faces next.
If Pettis is able to get another win under his belt against a top-ranked foe, perhaps we could finally see the flashy star fighting Conor McGregor for gold. What a fight that would be.
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