The WEC’s last ever lightweight champion Anthony Pettis may not get an immediate title shot in the UFC as originally planned, but instead he can look forward to headlining the live Ultimate Fighter Season 13 Finale opposite Clay Guida.
The two fighters have verbally agreed to fight at the June 4th event in Las Vegas and are now just waiting to sign the contracts.
Pettis ended his spell in the WEC in spectacular fashion by defeating reigning champion Ben Henderson in a five round fight in December. During the final round of the bout he performed one of the most remarkable techniques in MMA history by using the cage to rebound into a spinning head kick that floored his opponent.
The jaw-dropping moment, which Pettis calls ‘The Showtime Kick’ has since been watched millions of times on YouTube and received mainstream recognition on stations like ESPN.
He was then expected to fight the winner of Frankie Edgar Vs Gray Maynard in his UFC debut, but after they fought to a draw and agreed to an immediate rematch, the 23 year-old Pettis was left looking for another fight in the meantime.
That will come in the shape of Guida who is currently on the rise again after a three fight unbeaten run, most recently defeating Takanori Gomi with a guillotine choke.