Anthony Pettis submits Shane Roller via Triangle Choke late in Round 3Posted on August 18, 2010, 10:10 PM by Anton Gurevich
Wisconsin-native Anthony "Showtime" Pettis stood by his nickname, with an impressive performance against the WEC veteran Shane Roller. Pettis displayed an impressive set of skills, keeping the Wrestling Shane Roller at range during the first two rounds, before submitting him with just nine seconds left in the final third. Unlike Shane Roller, Pettis managed to overcome the exhaustion in the third round, locking a super-tight Triangle Choke, that left his opponent no choice but to tap out.
With a valuable victory over Shane Roller, Anthony Pettis now moves into the collision course with the reigning WEC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson. Pettis improves his record to an impressive 11-1 overall, and 4-1 in the World Extreme Cagefighting. Pettis' only loss was against Bart Palaszewski at WEC 45 via Split Decision.
At just 23-years old, Anthony Pettis proved he's one of the best Lightweights WEC has to offer, with something reminding the unorthodox striking of UFC's Jon Jones. Just like Henderson, Pettis is well known for finishing fights, which promises an exciting WEC Lightweight title bout sometime in the first quarter of 2011.