UFC 164 Fight Card Extended Video Preview

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The UFC is set to finish an action packed month of MMA with a bang when the promotion heads to Milwaukee for UFC 164.  

The Aug. 31 card will be held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and feature one of the biggest rematches in the history of the lightweight division as UFC champion Benson Henderson looks to avenge his WEC 53 title fight loss to hometown hero Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.

Get an extended look at the event in the video embedded above.

The Milwaukee native famously took the WEC crown from Henderson in the promotion’s final event in December 2010. Living up to his moniker, Pettis emphatically ended the fifth round by landing an off-the-cage kick—which fans have dubbed the “Showtime Kick”—in order to seal the decision win.

Since the loss, Henderson has comeback in a huge way, going a perfect 7-0 with the UFC en route to becoming the defending lightweight champion.

While an early loss to Clay Guida was a brief setback for Pettis in his debut with the UFC, Showtime has gone 3-0 since, with back-to-back Knockout of the Night winning performances against Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon in his most recent two victories.

In the night’s co-main event, former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir will look to end a two-fight losing streak as he welcomes the legendary Josh Barnett back to the Octagon.

 

Check out the full UFC 164 fight card below:

Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis

Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett

Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida

Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera

Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier

Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau

Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott

Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov

Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta

Jared Hamman vs. Magnus Cedenblad

 

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