Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis at WEC 53 in Phoenix, Arizona

WEC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson will defend his title against number one contender, Anthony Pettis in the main event at WEC 53 in Phoenix, Arizona on December 16th, 2010.

Henderson established himself as one of the top lightweights in the world, currently riding a 11 fight win streak and only losing one fight in his MMA career back in 2006. Henderson defeating Donald Cerrone to capture the interim title before dethroning Jamie Varner to become the unified lightweight champ. He has since defeated Cerrone for a second time to cement his spot at the top of the division.

Pettis is riding a three fight win streak, defeating the likes of Danny Castillo, Alex Karalexis, and just a few months ago submitting talented grappler, Shane Roller to earn his shot at the lightweight title.

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