Pettis submits Henderson, becomes the new UFC Lightweight Champion

Benson Henderson seemed to have a good gameplan going in the early opening stages. He had his opponent, Anthony Pettis, up against the cage and worked some good strikes to try and weaken his opponent.

But Pettis managed to get his hard kicks going towards the end of the first round, submitting Henderson via Armbar after a cart-wheel kick attempt left both fighters to continue their battle on the canvas.

Pettis submits Henderson, becomes the new UFC Lightweight Champion

Pettis hence became the new UFC Lightweight champion, promptly asking Joe Silva to give him crack at 145-lbs champ, Jose Aldo, soon after.

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