Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis finally find his groove last night (Sat., July 8, 2017) at UFC 213 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, when he picked apart divisional staple Jim Miller over the course of three rounds.
Much of the early success went to Miller, who battered Pettis with low kicks and constant pressure. It took a little bit for Pettis to get comfortable, but once he did the former champ unleashed a barrage of strikes, which included spinning back fists, uppercuts, switch kicks, and spinning elbows. Miller opened up like an exploding tomato and poured blood all over “Showtime.” Pettis controlled most of the pressure down the stretch by keeping his range and taking the smart shots. In the end, Pettis outpointed and outmaneuvered New Jersey’s Miller to the tune of a unanimous decision win.
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With this win, Pettis ends a horrid streak of poor performances that cost him UFC gold. Overall, Pettis looked calm, concise, and capable of doing the things we’ve grown accustomed to seeing. As long as “Showtime” can keep his head on straight and push forward with his rejuvenation process, 2018 could be a huge year for the Milwaukee native.
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