Firstly Thomson vs Pettis is a sick match up as it will likely be action packed and i have the utmost respect for Thomsons skills/career. Having said that it seems unusual that hes getting a title shot with just one win. Is there a reason why he was chosen to replace tj over guys like Dos Anjos or Khabib? Khabib is green but as a replacement fighter i think his case is better than thomsons. My guess is the UFC 1) believes thompson will make the fight entertaining and 2) believe Pettis has a good chance of winning and it will bolster his apeal to the fans. Please understand this is not about me believing my opinioms should dictate the ufc it just seems like an odd choice and im wondering if theres more to the story. thoughts?