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Anthony Pettis wins Wheaties cereal box cover after UFC lightweight captures 'Next Champion' fan vote

Because gluten is making a comeback!


Eat your Wheaties!

Unless you have Celiac disease or some other wheat sensitivity. Or you can just buy a box because it's orange and has Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Anthony Pettis on the cover, after "Showtime" won the "NEXT Champion" fan vote.

Pettis beat out Ryan Dungey (motocross), Blake Leeper (track and field), Rob Pannell (Lacrosse), and Christen Press (women's soccer).

Mixed martial arts (MMA) for breakfast!

Pettis -- who also scored a sweet endorsement deal with Reebok, is going to put his title on the line against Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event of UFC 181 on Dec. 6, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vega, Nevada, where he promised to silence his critics.

Until then, you can watch "Showtime" coach opposite "El Nino" on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20, which airs a week from Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2014) at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 (video preview here).

So ... who's hungry?

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