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Anthony Pettis Set To Face "Razor" Rob McCullough At WEC 44

Paul Fladten
25 August 2009
anthonypettis2When Antony Pettis found out that his fight against Alex Karalexis at WEC 43 was cancelled, he was understandably annoyed, but the fast rising star understood that bigger opportunities would arise; and it now looks as if Pettis will meet former lightweight champion "Razor" Rob McCullough at WEC 44.


Pettis (7-0) was scheduled to meet Karalexis on the main card of WEC 43 on September 2. But less than two weeks before the fight, Pettis was informed that due to an injury to his opponent, the fight would no longer take place.


During an interview after the Karalexis injury was announced, Pettis told Wisconsin Combat Sports that the WEC did not plan to find another opponent for him to face in September. He said that the organization felt more inclined to find him a stronger opponent for WEC 44. And they did just that.


McCullough brings with him a 17-5 record and the former WEC lightweight championship title. He has won 11 of his last 13 fights, with his only losses coming to current lightweight champion, Jamie Varner, and the number one rated contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.


Pettis told USCS that he believes the winner of his upcoming fight will be the next in line for the lightweight championship. He said that his next fight in November will prove to be the biggest opportunity of his career.


WEC 44 is scheduled for November 11, with Mike Brown and Jose Aldo serving as the night's main event. It is fair to assume that Pettis and McCullough will be the co-main event.

Last Modified:
26 August 2009

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