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Nearly three years and one defunct organization ago, Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson for the WEC lightweight title.
Fast forward to present day and the same scenario finds itself at the feet of the same two fighters.
Once again, Henderson and Pettis will square off for a title. This time, however, the strap in question is the highest regarded prize a 155-pound mixed martial artist can hope to achieve: a UFC title.
Will Henderson continue his reign of dominance over the lightweight division? Or will Pettis spoil his party like he did nearly three years ago?
UFC Countdown dives deeper into the history of the HendersonPettis feud that will add a new chapter at UFC 164.
On Saturday night, we'll find out who is fated to come out on top of their epic rivalry.
Video: Countdown to UFC 164 Henderson vs. Pettis
Video: Benson Henderson on defending his title
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Wow that was over quick. Anthony Pettis has defeated Benson Henderson at UFC164 by tapout at 4:31 of the first round due to an arm bar to win the Lightweight Championship.
Early on in the round, Henderson was working over Henderson against the fence with kicks to the calves. Halfway through the round, Pettis managed to break free. While standing up, Pettis delivered 4 straight...
Reigning UFC lightweight king Benson Henderson has seen the “Showtime Kick” a zillion times by now – in digital video game form, replays on numerous highlight reel clips heading into Saturday’s rematch with Anthony Pettis (pictured), and of course, in his nightmares. Just when Henderson thought he had seen the strike he’d like to forget from any and all possible perspectives...
Highlights: Pettis – Henderson Watch highlights of Anthony Pettis’ victory over Benson Henderson at UFC 164.
With the highly anticipated rematch taking place this weekend, the UFC has released the full WEC title fight between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis which also happened to be the final WEC bout ever.
Then champ Benson Henderson was considered the favourite heading into the bout and would later become the target of the “Showtime Kick”.
Watch the outstanding WEC title fight below:
New champ! New champ! Talk about DOMINATION! Anthony Pettis strutted into his hometown arena and decimated Ben Henderson with body kicks until Ben was forced to take him down. From his guard, Pettis ended up submitting Bendo verbally with an armbar in one of the most lopsided fights of Bendo’s life. Holy ****! After, Pettis called out Jose Aldo, which I really want to see at 155...
Main card Weight class Method Round Time Notes Lightweight Anthony Pettis def. Benson Henderson (c) Submisson (Armbar) 1 4:31 [a] Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Frank Mir KO (knee) 1 1:56 Featherweight Chad Mendes def. Clay Guida TKO (punches) 3 0:30 Heavyweight Ben Rothwell def. Brandon Vera TKO (punches) 3 1:54 Featherweight Dustin Poirier def. Erik Koch […]
UFC 164 took place moments ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Anthony Pettis defeating Benson Henderson by verbal submission to win the UFC lightweight championship in the main event.
After every UFC event, the UFC hands out fight bonuses for their efforts.
Fight bonuses went to Pettis for submission of the night over Henderson, Chad Mendes got knockout of the night for his win over...
Before the dust settles from UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann II in Indianapolis, the Octagon will already be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Saturday night, the Bradley Center plays host to UFC 164, an event headlined by one of the most hotly anticipated contests of the last couple years.
Just in case, the names and match-ups on the fight card aren't enough to sway you,...
Despite owning a perfect 7-0 UFC record, which included three straight title defenses, prior to entering Saturday’s rematch with Anthony Pettis, now-former lightweight king Benson Henderson (pictured) will have to wait his turn before sniffing another championship affair.
And if Pettis’ reign atop the 155-pound division is an extended one, Henderson’s wait will only be that...
UFC 164 went down this Saturday night from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin headlined by the rematch almost three years in the making between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis. Entering the fight the common consensus was that Pettis needed a knockout to take the title from Henderson who is the master of winning decisions. It didn't work out that way. Henderson...
UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson stopped by to talk with UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani after the UFC 164 weigh in.
Bendo was his usual calm, stoic self but made an interesting remark about actually enjoying being behind enemy lines.
Apparently, he enjoys the feeling of being boo'd by an entire city of people that are cheering on his opponent, Anthony Pettis.
The UFC returns to action on Saturday night with another fantastic PPV fight card that features a lightweight title fight main event rematch between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis as well a co-main event between heavyweights Josh Barnett and Frank Mir.
The pre-fight press conference takes place at 2:00pm EST.
Watch the live stream below: