December 19, 2010

Cage Walker

I've been busy working on several projects at work and for some of the other publications I write for (just added one, and will have another coming soon), and so I missed World Extreme Cagefighting's WEC 53, and one hell of a performance from Anthony Pettis. His fifth-round cage climbing kick has got to be one of the most athletic I've ever seen.

That kick didn't knock out his opponent Ben Henderson, but it did help him win the WEC lightweight belt. The UFC (which owns WEC) is pulling the lightweight division into the UFC, and Pettis retires the WEC lightweight belt and posiitions himself for a fighting against the winner of the Frank Edgar/Gray Maynard fight at UFC 125, where Edgar is defending his title against the only fighter to ever defeat him. The title unification fight will then occur sometime in early-to-mid 2011.

Sports betting sites like BetUS are already picking their winners, and have Edgar over Maynard. I think that is likely, and if it holds, sets up a interesting match between Pettis and Edgar.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 19, 2010 12:28 PM

Thanks for that! I had it DVR'ed but the recording ended in the 4th round so I didn't know how it ended.

Nasty kick! Don't think I've ever seen similar before, and previously it was usually Henderson pulling off stuff you go "How'd he do that?"!

Posted by: SSG_Fuzzy at December 19, 2010 01:04 PM

Nice jump round kick! It's great to see TaeKeon kicks actually being performed properly and winning events.

Posted by: JimShyWolf at December 20, 2010 11:39 PM