Found September 04, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Anthony Pettis, who defeated Benson Henderson to win the lightweight title this past Saturday at UFC 164, will be sidelined for the next seven to eight weeks with a sprained knee. "Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee, following an MRI the fighter underwent on Tuesday," UFC president Dana White said. "The injury will require seven to eight weeks of rehabilitation. In the meantime, Pettis can already start thinking of his next challenge -- a title defense against No. 1 contender, T.J. Grant." In Saturday's event at Milwaukee's Bradley Center, Pettis quickly forced Henderson to verbally submit in the first round. Pettis defeated Henderson at WEC 53 in December 2010.
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