Monday, December 6, 2021

Anthony Pettis Likely As First Opponent For New Champ Ben Henderson

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Newly crowned UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson could possibly be facing a familiar foe when he defends the title for the first time as it is expected he could face Anthony Pettis, who was also victorious this past weekend at UFC 144.

Ironically enough, Pettis defeated Henderson in the final WEC Lightweight title fight which earned him a shot at the UFC title. Injuries and circumstances lead to Pettis's shot being put on the back burner and saw Henderson work his way into a title shot which he ultimately won.

“I think he

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