UFC 164 Live Blog for Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis
UFC 164's main event is a rematch of the lasting legacy of WEC.
Anthony Pettis stunned Benson Henderson in the last WEC event to take his lightweight championship. The "Showtime Kick" is still seen in UFC highlight packages today, and Henderson will have a chance to get a bit of revenge at UFC 164.
Saturday night will answer a lot of questions about both fighters, and with such high stakes, everyone can be sure that we will see another exceptional bout between the two talented lightweights. Bleacher Report will be here to chronicle the bout from start to finish.
Anthony Pettis. New UFC Lightweight Champion.
Official Result: Pettis defeats Henderson via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of the first round
Where is your jiu-jitsu now, playboy? Pretty Tony Pettis is the best thing to happen to MMA since broken families and wrestling programs.— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) September 1, 2013
No touching of the gloves.
Henderson pressing the action immediately. Henderson goes for a takedown. Pettis defends. Henderson throws a punch in order to close the distance and go for another takedown attempt. Pettis defending well again. Good uppercut on the break. They clinch. Henderson throwing front kicks to the calf of Pettis. They break. Body kick from Pettis. Another. And again. One more. Those are powerful. Henderson gets the takedown off of a Pettis kick. Pettis with an armbar attempt! It's over!
The toothpick check is in effect for the main event— Trent Reinsmith (@TrentReinsmith) September 1, 2013
After Josh Barnett's destruction of Frank Mir, it is main event time!
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