With Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann II on deck for Wednesday night, fans might already feel more than excited for what this week has in store. But after Fight Night 27 comes to a close, the combat will only be getting started—on Saturday, August 31 the UFC will finish off this frenzied week by granting Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis a second go at one of the most iconic matchups in MMA history when the two square off during UFC 164's championship main event.
Will Henderson erase any memory of the "Showtime kick," or will Pettis dazzle us all with a new technique that manages to overshadow one of the most memorable strikes to ever grace a highlight reel?
It's worth noting the nostalgia doesn't end with the main event. Two of the sport's grittiest veterans will square off as Frank Mir and Josh Barnett go toe-to-toe in the evening's co-main event.
And just think: this will all be taking place when the result of Condit vs. Kampmann II will still be fresh in our minds. So many bouts in so little time.
Super fight week, indeed.
It's easy to get a bit overwhelmed as to the specifics. Thankfully, Bleacher Report has you covered with an in-depth guide as to the what, when, where and how of UFC 164 on Saturday night.
|Main Card||PPV||10PM EST|
|Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson||vs.||Challenger Anthony Pettis|
|Josh Barnett||vs.||Frank Mir|
|Clay Guida||vs.||Chad Mendes|
|Ben Rothwell||vs.||Brandon Vera|
|Erik Koch||vs.||Dustin Poirier|
|Preliminary Card||FS1||8PM EST|
|Gleison Tibau||vs.||Jamie Varner|
|Tim Elliott||vs.||Louis Gaudinot|
|Pascal Krauss||vs.||Hyun Gyu Lim|
|Chico Camus||vs.||Kyung Ho Kang|
|Preliminary Card||6:30PM EST|
|Nikita Krylov||vs.||Soa Palelei|
|Ryan Couture||vs.||Al Iaquinta|
|Magnus Cedenblad||vs.||Jared Hamman|
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UFC 164 Main Card Key Stats
Number of losses shared by both Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis: Two
Percent of Benson Henderson's 18 victories that have gone to decision: 47 percent
Total number of career fights between Josh Barnett and Frank Mir: 61
Percent of victories by submission shared by both Josh Barnett and Frank Mir: 56 percent
Chad Mendes' takedown average: 4.72 per 15 minutes
Chad Mendes' takedown defense: 100 percent
Percent of Ben Rothwell's 32 victories that have gone to decision: nine percent
Dustin Poirier's significant strike average: 4.14 per minute
*Stats courtesy of FightMetric
Main Card Odds
Champion Benson Henderson -130 favorite over challenger Anthony Pettis +100
Josh Barnett -190 favorite over Frank Mir +155
Chad Mendes -450 favorite over Clay Guida +325
Brandon Vera -140 favorite over ben Rothwell +110
Erik Koch -150 favorite over Dustin Poirier +120
*Betting odds via Bovada
Artem Moshkovich is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter for MMA news and more.