Found July 12, 2013 on
I'm sorry guys, but if you really thought that scheduled fight between Benson Henderson and T.J. Grant was going to happen in Pettis' hometown of Milwaukee then you don't know the business that is the UFC. Moments ago it was the folks at MMAJunkie reported that Canadian lightweight T.J. Grant will be unable to compete at UFC 164 due to an undisclosed injury. Milwaukee native Anthony Pettis, who was taken out of his UFC 163 bout against Jose Aldo due to a knee injury, has been called upon to fill in for Grant to take on Benson Henderson in the rematch everyone has been clamoring for. Whether or not Grant's injury is legit will be debated for days to come. However, as August 31st draws nearer, haters will realize that this is the fight that should've been made in the first place. Benson Henderson has one lone blemish on his record as a lightweight in his mixed martial arts career. That loss came via the "Showtime" kick of one Anthony Pettis. UFC 164 will take place on August 31st inside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Bradley Center. For your convenience we've attached the full fight card as it stands today (subject to change) below. • Lightweight Title Bout: Benson Henderson (C) (19-2) vs. Anthony Pettis (16-2) • Heavyweight Bout: Frank Mir (16-7) vs. Josh Barnett (32-6) • Featherweight Bout: Chad Mendes (14-1) vs. Clay Guida (30-13) • Featherweight Bout: Dustin Poirier (13-3) vs. Erik Koch (13-2) • Heavyweight Bout: Brandon Vera (12-6) vs. Ben Rothwell (32-9) • Lightweight Bout: Jamie Varner (21-7-1) vs. Gleison Tibau (27-9) • Flyweight Bout: Louis Gaudinot (6-2) vs. Tim Elliott (9-3-1) • Heavyweight Bout: Soa Palelei (18-3) vs. Nikita Krylov (14-0) • Bantamweight Bout: Chico Camus (12-4) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (11-6) • Middleweight Bout: Derek Brunson (10-2) vs. Yoel Romero (5-1) • Middleweight Bout: Jared Hamman (13-5) vs. Magnus Cedenblad (10-4) • Welterweight Bout: Pascal Krauss (11-1) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (11-3-1) • Lightweight Bout: Ryan Couture (6-2) vs. Quinn Mulhern (18-3)
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Is "The Punk" ready for "Showtime? It appears from their tweet sparring this week, that Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson are trying to find real estate on the main card at UFC 166 in Houston, TX. This matchup would be an exciting addition to the headlining heavyweight championship fight going down on October 19th.
Here are the twee-tails:
Talkin shop with boss man...
Things are weird nowadays. Rumor has it ticket sales for UFC 164 in Milwaukee were doing pretty poorly, now all of a sudden TJ Grant is out and Milwaukee’s own Anthony Pettis is in the headlining UFC 164 bout, in a rematch of the WEC lightweight championship that Pettis won via decision, and showed off Pettis Kick that shocked the world.
Conspiracy theories abound now, in the...
The injury bug sure has done a number on several fighters this week. However, TJ Grant having to pull out of his title bout against UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson is by far the biggest sting it took.
And just like that, Anthony Pettis (pictured) has received what he’s been clamoring for. The former WEC 155-pound champ has agreed to serve as substitute on August 31 to challenge...
Just consider Pettis vs. Aldo temporarily delayed
I have always been a big fan of the lighter weight classes. The action is fast, the fighters are furious and the fights are highly competitive. The UFC has many divisions filled with some of the best fighters in the world. No division is more stacked than their lightweight division. When you look up and down the top ten any one...