One other fan-friendly Justin Gaethje thriller is reportedly in the works, with a number of sources informing Brett Okamoto of ESPN that the UFC is trying to guide Justin Gaethje vs. Anthony Pettis for 2019. There isn’t a date disclosed in the report. MMA News’s very personal Damon Martin has confirmed that the bout is certainly on the desk for the two lightweights.
Justin Gaethje’s Octagon affairs have by no means left the UFC viewers dissatisfied, changing into the efficiency bonus king upon his arrival in the promotion. A bout with Anthony Pettis, who not too long ago simply took dwelling Struggle of the Night time honors himself in a conflict with Tony Ferguson, might add one other Struggle of the Night time accolade to Gaethje’s resume. Most not too long ago, Justin Gaethje took a hitatus from hogging the Struggle of the Night time award and determined as an alternative to make it a one-man Spotlight reel along with his first-round destruction of James Vick at UFC Struggle Night time 135.
Justin Gaethje is 2-2 in his 4 UFC outings, and if finalized, a bout with Anthony Pettis will present him a possibility to interrupt the impasse at the expense of a former world champion. Coincidentally, Anthony Pettis can be 2-2 in his final 4: losses to Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson, and his most up-to-date victories coming at the fingers of Michael Chiesa and Jim Miller. Pettis is not any stranger to Struggle of the Night time honors himself, with two of his final three bouts (Ferguson and Poirier) incomes the honor as nicely. The chances of Pettis making it a 3rd FOTN bonus in opposition to Justin Gaethje appears removed from unlikely to the educated spectator.
What are your ideas? Is Justin Gaethje vs. Anthony “Showtime” Pettis the proper struggle to make?