Josh Thomson Vs. Anthony Pettis In The Works, UFC 166 In Texas Possible

A lightweight match up between and could be in the works for 166 which takes place in October at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.

During the UFC Fan Expo this past weekend in Las Vegas, Thomson spoke to UFC President and posted the following tweet:

Pettis was quick to reply and show interest in the bout:

Too which Thomson replied trying to lock things up:

Thomson’s training partner Cain Velasquez is also fighting on the UFC 166 which makes it an ideal situation for him as the two will be in the gym anyway. Fresh off a win over Nate Diaz, Thomson is looking to lock up a shot at the UFC Lightweight Title. Pettis later spoke to about the fight but had reservations:

“Thomson called me out,” he said. “I’m never afraid to fight anyone, and I’m tired of waiting. If I’m supposed to be the best, then why not beat him in October? [It will] set me up for a title shot late this year or early next [year].

“Only bad thing is no one really knows who he is.”

Are you interested in a potential bout between Josh Thomson Vs. Anthony Pettis, let us know in the comments below.

  • Melvin Vliet

    That could be a good matchup

  • Alan Burch

    this will be a good fight but thompson will have not have an easy time. anthony pettis, to me, looks like the next champion. his striking is just brutal.

  • Chris Fowler

    Great match-up but why the fuck can’t the UFC be consistent? When an injured fighter puts an end to a must-see match, make that match happen later!