Countdown to UFC 181: Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez
Countdown to UFC 181 goes behind the scenes as four of the sport’s best athletes prepare for their title fights at UFC 181. Current UFC and former WEC champ Anthony Pettis put his lightweight title on the line, against former Strikeforce king Gilbert Melendez. Pettis after a long lay off is busy preparing in Milwaukee under the tutelage of his long time head coach Duke Roufus.
Also in camp and fighting alongside him on the same card will be his younger brother Sergio Pettis. Meanwhile, Gil ‘El Nino’ Melendez is putting in the hard hours at his own training centre. Where his dad is helping out in his preparation for the title fight. And with two former world champions going head to head, it promises to be an outstanding matchup at UFC 181.
Pettis has been on a roll, signing a string of endorsements along the way to winning the UFC light crown. Melendez is one of the very best in the sport but has his ups and downs both inside and outside the cage. With that all behind him, a matchup against the current champion is exactly what the doctor ordered for El Nino. Will he be able to capitalise on his experience to get the win and reclaim a world title? We find out when the two face off this weekend inside the UFC octagon.