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Sport Anthony Pettis to fight Khabib for lightweight title

19:31  06 april  2018
19:31  06 april  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Folks, the UFC is getting desperate. After Tony Ferguson hurt himself, Max Holloway would step in to face Khabib Nurmagomedov. But now that he’s unfit to fight, they need a replacement. Enter Anthony Pettis, apparently.

So that’s that then. The UFC is doing everything it can to salvage this card, of course. But this is a mess. While he holds a 20-7 professional record, he has lost 5 of his previous 7 fights. He ranks No. 13 among the lightweights. This is a salvage job by UFC, but it doesn’t discount the fact that Pettis doesn’t deserve a title shot.

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This left Anthony Pettis without a fight , and on the sidelines. As luck would have it, Pettis decided to step up as soon as news broke that Max Holloway was out of Saturday’s main event. The former UFC lightweight champion has agreed to face Khabib on just 24-hours notice. All that’s left is for Pettis to

Anthony Paul Pettis (born January 27, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist, currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Yet in just over 24 hours, he could be the lightweight champion. All he has to do is defeat the unbeaten Khabib.

And that’s as real as it gets.

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