UFC 164 Results: Most Impressive Finishes of the Night

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UFC 164 Results: Most Impressive Finishes of the Night
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After one of the wildest nights in recent MMA history, the UFC 164 card featured a plethora of great finishes that made the pay-per-view memorable.

The most impressive victories were as decisive as possible and left no doubt about which fighter was the best in their respective bout on Saturday night.

 

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Anthony Pettis Submits Benson Henderson

In a shocking outcome, it was No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis who defeated Benson Henderson via submission (armbar) to win the UFC Lightweight Championship and steal the show as the best finish of the night.

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Henderson and Pettis had exchanged in a fierce battle though the majority of the first round, but after Hendo took down his challenger, Pettis was able to get a grip on the former champion's arm and sink in the submission.

Not only was this a rematch from a WEC Championship match earlier in the careers of the two men, but this was also the main event of a pay-per-view. Pettis proved that he can handle anything thrown his way and will mentally and physically dominate it.

This was the perfect ending to a great PPV.

 

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Chad Mendes TKOs Clay Guida

Chad Mendes has been looking to prove to the UFC that he deserves another shot at Jose Aldo and his featherweight championship, and a huge third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida is exactly what he needed.

Guida is one of the more recognizable names in the sport. While he hasn’t fought well over the last several bouts, the fact that Mendes dominated him thoroughly and ultimately ended the fight early is a testament to how strong of a contender Saturday's winner has become.

This marks Mendes’ fourth win since losing to Aldo in January of 2012, and when the champion returns from a broken foot, Dana White and UFC officials must make this rematch happen.

 

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Hyun Gyu Lim Knocks out Pascal Krauss

While the headlines were stolen by an amazing main card, the undercard featured the eventual Fight of the Night award winner, Hyun Gyu Lim knocking out Pascal Krauss in the first round.

Lim and Krauss came to the center of the Octagon and began throwing huge shots at each other. With no fear or hesitation, the two men battled toe-to-toe until Lim caught Krauss with a clean shot and buckled him.

Using a strong knee to the jaw, Lim rocked Krauss and followed it up with heavy strikes before the referee was forced to step in and stop the fight. This was an amazing battle that featured a very decisive ending.

 

Full UFC 164 Results

Division

Winner

Loser

Result

Round

Time

Lightweight

Anthony Pettis

Benson Henderson (c)

Submisson (armbar)

1

4:31

Heavyweight

Josh Barnett

Frank Mir

TKO (knee)

1

1:56

Featherweight

Chad Mendes

Clay Guida

TKO (punches)

3

0:30

Heavyweight

Ben Rothwell

Brandon Vera

TKO (punches)

3

1:54

Featherweight

Dustin Poirier

Erik Koch

Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

3

5:00

Lightweight

Gleison Tibau

Jamie Varner

Decision (split) (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)

3

5:00

Flyweight

Tim Elliott

Louis Gaudinot

Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

3

5:00

Welterweight

Hyun Gyu Lim

Pascal Krauss

KO (knee and punches)

1

3:58

Bantamweight

Chico Camus

Kyung Ho Kang

Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

3

5:00

Heavyweight

Soa Palelei

Nikita Krylov

TKO (punches)

3

1:34

Lightweight

Al Iaquinta

Ryan Couture

Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

3

5:00

Middleweight

Magnus Cedenblad

Jared Hamman

Submission (guillotine choke)

1

0:57

 

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