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.”