Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is set to step into the octagon next Sunday against Eddie “The Silent Assassin” Alvarez at Fight Night Boston in the Madison Square Garden Arena.
Both fighters competed only one time in 2015 and the results were split. Pettis fought against Rafael dos Anjos in a 5 round one-sided affair, as for the former Bellator champ, he won his three round scrap against Gilbert Melendez , the judges awarded Alvarez the win via split-decision.
The only loss for Alvarez in almost four years came by the hands of title contender Donald Cerrone back in 2014.
This co-main event lightweight match-up will dictate who will possibly be getting a title shot. If Pettis wins in spectacular fashion he could very well punch his own ticket back in line for the title.
Who wins next Sunday?
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