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Anthony Pettis: I Want Jose Aldo, Title Vs. Title

Anthony Pettis: I Want Jose Aldo, Title Vs. Title

The first thing new UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis did was hold true to his word.

Last week, Pettis stated he would defeat Benson Henderson and call out featherweights and lightweights.

He did just that at UFC 164 Saturday night.

“I’m gonna make (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva’s job easier,” Pettis said. “Jose Aldo, my title vs. your title.”

Pettis and Aldo were set to face off in early August, but a knee injury knocked “Showtime” out. He stepped in to face Henderson after TJ Grant went down, and submitted the champion in his hometown.

“Milwaukee, I love you,” Pettis said. “Milwaukee baby…the UFC champ.”

Pettis previously bested Henderson when the two were in the WEC, also claiming that promotions lightweight title. After a back-and-forth first round that Henderson probably won, Pettis grabbed his arm and turned, saying “I felt a pop and heard tap, tap, tap.”

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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD