That’s a good question, and one that has been asked often in the lead-up to the fight.
Pettis was the final WEC lightweight champion when the UFC absorbed the promotion. His hit list includes Joe Lauzon, Jeremy Stephens, Shane Roller, Alex Karalexis, and perhaps most importantly, currentUFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson.
Cerrone is also a former WEC product. He challenged for the lightweight strap three times, one of those being for the interim belt, but was never able to walk out of the cage with it around his waist.
His win list is just as impressive as Pettis’ though. Cerrone has defeated the likes of Melvin Guillard, Dennis Siver, Paul Kelly, Jamie Varner, and like Pettis, Stephens. READ MORE
Personally I can see this fight to be a barn burner...both fighters are exciting to watch, and should Pettis get past the Cowboy it leads a pretty interesting fight with the UFC Light Weight Championship ---- the winner between Henderson and Melendez.
Its a great time to be a fan of MMA...here is how the fight stacks up between Pettis and the Cowboy.