Anthony "Showtime" Pettis showcased just how dominant and talented he can be when he's on his A-game when he defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox 6. So what's next for Showtime? Well since Ben Henderson and Gilbert Melendez are going to duel for the unification of the StrikeForce and UFC lightweight titles, Pettis might as just sit back and take on the winner of that fight. That strategy didn't end up working for him when he was guaranteed a shot at the belt back in 2010, but unless he is just a victim of horrendous luck, she should be the front-runner to fight the winner of that battle. Henderson will come in the favorite in that fight with Melendez, and should be able to pick up three out of the five rounds to win that battle. That would lead to a rematch between Benson and Pettis, which was a heck of a fight in 2010, when the two collided in the final WEC show. It was a close fight through five rounds, and many had it two rounds a piece going into the last five minutes. The last round was close but was sealed when Pettis landed the legendary Showtime kick of the cage that dropped Henderson to the floor. In this potential rematch, Pettis has even improved on his striking further, and it would be an outstanding fight, because Bendo has taken his game up several notches since the WEC was amalgamated into the UFC. So expect Showtime and Bendo to collide some time in late 2013 for the lightweight title. Good fight, the winner, well flip a coin to determine that one. Your guess is as good as mine.
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