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