Anthony Pettis had been eyeing up a move to 170lbs and according to reports, he looks set to meet Stephen Thompson sometime this March.
Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (21-8) has had a fairly mixed bag at lightweight recently and has decided to move up a weight class to hopefully garner more success.
The former lightweight champion has won a fight to drop the next recently and with his latest loss to Tony Ferguson, Pettis seeks pastures new and greeting him to the welterweight division is two time challenger Stephen Thompson (14-3-1)
“Wonderboy” himself has been in patchy form but seems like a perfect fight for either man to take back some momentum and go on a title challenging run.
The report was first made by Ariel Helwani of ESPN.com and though the fight has not officially been announced by the UFC, it seems that March 28th in a yet disclosed venue will be date of choice for both men to do battle.