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The only thing more subjective than the divisional UFC Fighter Rankings is the pound-for-pound UFC Fighter Rankings. Unless athletes hop divisions or collide at catchweights to face each other, how can one possibly determine which heavier/lighter fighter is better than the other?
Nonetheless, the discussion came up Saturday night after Anthony Pettis (pictured) submitted Benson Henderson to capture the lightweight crown at UFC 164.
Does Pettis beating the then-sixth rated P4P fighter mean he now becomes #6, or at least enters the top 10?
That would be negative, if you were to ask UFC president Dana White.
“I think before he takes his place in the pound-for-pound [list], he’s gonna have to take some more fights and see some more performances from him,” White said of Pettis. “But, the fact that we were talking a couple days ago about Ben Henderson breaking the record for most [lightweight] title defenses, and if you look at the fights Ben Henderson’s had – squeaked out some decisions over guys and it was very close, this and that – and the way that Pettis went in and handled business [Saturday], he looks like, by far, the baddest, nastiest 155-pounder on earth. Easily.
“And he’s the only guy to beat Ben Henderson twice.”
If Pettis gets his way and is able to fight Jose Aldo next, especially for Aldo’s UFC featherweight belt, he’ll be able to catapult himself up the P4P list with a win. For now, the only number that matters for Pettis is 1. He’s the game’s top lightweight and that won’t change until someone dethrones him.
Pettis owns a 17-2 professional MMA record and is perfect through is past four outings.
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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...
Anthony Pettis’ father passed away back in 2003, when Showtime was just 16 years old. I’m sure he’s looking down from above and is very proud of his son.
Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis Verbal Taps Benson Henderson (GIF)
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Highlights: Pettis – Henderson Watch highlights of Anthony Pettis’ victory over Benson Henderson at UFC 164.
Anthony Pettis had stated after UFC 164 on Saturday night that he had heard a pop in his knee. Everyone can breath a little bit easier now as an MRI revealed yesterday that Pettis has a Grade 2 knee sprain and will be sidelined for about seven to eight weeks. That news was broken by UFC President Dana White who made the announcement on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” last night. It was...
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...
The high-speed FOX "Phantom Cam" was on the scene in Milwaukee at UFC 164, and just like newly crowned lightweight champion Anthony Pettis' limb-engulfing armbar submission, this has to be seen to be believed.
Shot at a staggering 20,000 frames-per-second, every contortion, every impact, and every bead of sweat join together in a mesmerizing ballet of ultraviolence...
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...
Anthony Pettis, who defeated Benson Henderson to win the
lightweight title this past Saturday at UFC 164, will be sidelined
for the next seven to eight weeks with a sprained knee.
Pretty sure no coach and fighter pair deserve a nice dinner and glass of wine more than Anthony Pettis and his head coach Duke Roufus. Hope the champion’s knee is not too badly injured!
Anthony Pettis with his two belts
Pettis takes his belt to his father’s grave
UFC 164 took place this past weekend on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 where Anthony Pettis took on Benson Henderson in the night’s main event, subitting Benson in the first round to capture the UFC Lightweight Championship. Below are the full medical suspensions, issued out by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, provided […]
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...
Josh Barnett returned to the UFC for the first time in 11 years at UFC 164. Barnett said he was coming to defend his title and while there was no title on the line he did make a statement at the expense of Frank Mir.
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...
To say Frank Mir (pictured) was upset with how Saturday’s fight against Josh Barnett concluded would be an understatement. UFC president Dana White even felt the stoppage was premature.
However, no matter which way you slice or dice the controversial ending, the defeat marks three in a row for the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion. While White didn’t agree with the stoppage...