Found February 25, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Anthony Pettis (14-2) vs. Joe Lauzon (21-6) The last reigning WEC lightweight champion has yet to realize his full potential in the UFC, but that could be poised to change as the style of his opponent Saturday night will translate into a thrilling offering to kick off the pay-per-view card. Pettis, 25, one of the lightweight division's brightest prospects, is coming off a split-decision win over Jeremy Stephens in his sophomore UFC outing this past October. The Duke Roufus-trained kickboxing specialist, also a Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt, rebounded from a frustrating performance against Clay Guida in his UFC debut last June, a bout he lost by unanimous decision. Prior to entering the UFC, Pettis was on a tear, finishing quality foes like Danny Castillo and Shane Roller before outpointing UFC 144 headliner and current No. 1 contender Benson Henderson to capture the WEC lightweight title. A third-degree taekwondo black belt, Pettis possesses one of the most exciting styl...

Video: Anthony Pettis KO's Joe Lauzon at UFC 144

In the first fight in the main event of UFC 144 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, Anthony Pettis beat Joe Lauzon by knockout (head kick and punches) at 1:21 of the first round. {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

New UFC lightweight champ

Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar fought at UFC 144 in Japan and a new UFC lightweight champion was crowned after the bout.

Edgar, Henderson, Lee and Pettis awarded $65K bonuses at UFC 144

After an exciting night of fights at UFC 144, Dana White announced that the following fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses for their efforts. Fight of the Night: Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar Knockout of the Night: Anthony Pettis Submission of the Night: Vaughn Lee Edgar, Henderson, Lee and Pettis awarded $65K bonuses at UFC 144 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Dana White: Anthony Pettis is Next for Benson Henderson … Maybe

At the conclusion of Sunday’s pay-per-view broadcast, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan overheard Octagon honchos Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta claim Anthony Pettis (Pictured) would get first dibs at Benson Henderson’s freshly-minted lightweight title. At the UFC 144 post-fight press conference, White seemed to reaffirm the notion for the briefest of moments. “I think he...

The Weekend in Violence: Three Stars

I feel like a teenage kid whose dad just gave him the keys to the family car.  Hank Booth, in his ultimate wisdom (and complete lack of common sense) has handed over the reins The Weekend in Violence 3 Stars column to yours truly, Dan Rose.  Well, I’m not one to overlook the little guy so this will include both the astonishing UFC 144 card and a gem from Legacy Fighting Friday...

UFC 144 Post-Fight Bonuses: Henderson, Edgar, Pettis, Lee Earn $65,000

Four men walked away from the UFC’s return to Japan with post-fight bonuses on Saturday night, as Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Anthony Pettis and Vaughan Lee were each awarded an extra $65,000 for their performances at UFC 144.
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