Anthony Pettis wins the UFC lightweight title. There is a prevailing theory that winning MMA is necessarily kind of dry; Pettis—a preposterously flashy striker who won the title in his home town with a brilliant armbar probably even he didn't see coming—is its refutation, and his win makes us happy.
UFC 144's opening event of the Pay-Per-View didn't last long, as Anthony Pettis knocked out Joe Lauzon in the first round of their lightweight bout in Tokyo.
Most MMA organizations fade away for want of money or attention or quality, crushed under the thumb of the largest promotions. But WEC was good enough to merge with UFC, so last night it had a chance to say a face-cracking goodbye.