Found February 25, 2012 on hov-mma:

Anthony Pettis wants his UFC title shot. After another highlight reel kick (showtime kick part deux?) he may have just earned it. A straight shin on chin devastator, brought to you by the Duke Roufus trained mastermind, knocked Lauzon senseless. Pettis left the unconscious Lauzon with a few parting shots just for good measure. 

From the starting bell everything that Pettis landed he landed heavy. Lauzon, a dangerous fighter in his own right, just didn't look comfortable in there with "Showtime" from the start.

If Benson Henderson does defeat Frankie Edgar and become Lightweight Champion tonight, Henderson vs. Pettis II is a no brainer.

Final Result: Anthony Pettis (15-2) defeats Joe Lauzon (21-7) via KO (head kick and punches) (Round 1, 1:21)


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.

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