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Anthony Pettis Too Skilled For Brawlers Like Gilbert Melendez, Diego Sanchez

Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez took Fight of the Night at UFC 166, in a bout some called the best in UFC history. Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis enjoyed the fight, but doesn’t plan on incorporating a brawling style into his game.

“That’s not my fight,” said Pettis to BJ Penn. “You’ll never see Anthony Pettis in a fight like that. I’m too intelligent, too skilled and too versatile to be standing with someone toe-to-toe. It was pretty entertaining, though and the fans love it. It’s just not really my style.”

Pettis went on that he’s only really taken two or three major shots during his career. He will look for his first title defense when he takes on Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 9.

Thomson rejoined the UFC this year and got Knockout of the Night over Nate Diaz. While in Strikeforce, he was their lightweight champ for less than a year.

UFC on FOX 9 is December 14 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA.