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Anthony Pettis Scores Submission Win at WEC 50

Written on August 19, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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A most-promising performance transpired at WEC 50 last Wednesday night, as Anthony Pettis gained the upper hand for not less than 14 minutes before getting Shane Roller tap out in the last nine seconds of Round 3.

Pettis’ performance scored him a submission win and a shot at the World Extreme Cagefighting 155-pound division title. His significantly improved takedown defense should not escape the eyes of keen enthusiasts at the event. Roller could not even hide his frustration when Pettis struck him with a variety of kicks.

His ground game had been laudable, as well as his ability to keep the fight standing. And, as MMA Fighting noted, “the way he finished the fight was a thing of beauty, escaping from a guillotine choke and then catching Roller in the triangle that made Roller tap at the 4:51 mark of the third.”

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