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UFC 164 Odds – Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis

UFC 164 Odds – Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship goes to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the first time, as UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 takes place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, August 31, 2013.

The main event features one of the most anticipated rematches in the UFC, as Benson Henderson fights Anthony Pettis for the second time—and this one is for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Many remember Pettis’ “Showtime Kick” in their first bout that gave him the win and the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) Lightweight Championship.

If Henderson is looking to be the first lightweight to defend his title four-straight times, he’s going to have to beat the last person who defeated him.

In the co-main event, Frank Mir welcomes Josh Barnett back to the UFC, who returns for the first time in 11 years. Two featherweight bouts featuring four of the top-ten fighters in the 145-lb division are set to take place, as number-one ranked Chad Mendes faces number-nine Clay Guida and number-ten Eric Koch battles number-seven Dustin Poirier.

Also, Jamie Varner goes against Gleison Tibau in the preliminary card’s main event.

UFC 164 Odds & Betting Lines: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis

Benson Henderson           (UFC 164 Odds: TBD)

Anthony Pettis                  (UFC 164 Odds: TBD)

Betting on Benson Henderson for UFC 164

Benson Henderson UFCSince coming from WEC to UFC in 2011, Benson Henderson has won all seven of his UFC fights, including the UFC lightweight belt in his fourth fight. The fighter known as “Smooth” has successfully defended his title three times, but not without controversy.

He defeated Frankie Edgar and recently Gilbert Melendez in close battles. Many people complained that the win should have been a loss. Despite the controversy, Henderson is set to become the first UFC lightweight to defend his title four-straight times.

His excellent wrestling and diverse striking provide an arsenal that opponents will have a hard time planning against. The Arizona-based fighter is fast, strong and technical in all aspects of the game. Henderson will be looking for revenge with a win and a successful title defense in Milwaukee. Bet on Benson Henderson at Top Bet once odds are released.

Benson Henderson’s Last Five Fights

Date Opponent Method
04/20/2013 Gilbert Melendez Win via SD
12/08/2012 Nate Diaz Win via UD
08/11/2012 Frankie Edgar Win via SD
02/26/2012 Frankie Edgar Win via UD
11/12/2011 Clay Guida Win via UD

*SD- Split Decision UD – Unanimous Decision, KO – Knockout, TKO –Technical Knockout

Betting on Anthony Pettis for UFC 164

Anthony Pettis UFCBeing the last WEC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis should have had his title shot in 2011, but a myriad of injuries set him back. Now that he’s finally getting his shot, it’s a fortunate coincidence that he will face the person he beat for the WEC title.

He will be fighting  for the UFC belt in front of his hometown. The man they call “Showtime” has created his own highlight reel with four wins out of his last five fights: the kick to the body that finished Donald Cerrone, the head kick that knocked Joe Lauzon out, and of course, his “Showtime” kick against Henderson in their first bout that has found its way into countless UFC highlight packages.

The Milwaukee-based fighter has demonstrated a dynamic, unique and unorthodox style that often confuses his opponents. His athleticism gives him the edge in every fight. Although coming off a knee injury, he has plans to beat Henderson and become champion. Bet on Anthony Pettis at Top Bet sportsbook once odds are released.

Anthony Pettis’ Last Five Fights

Date Opponent Method
01/26/2013 Donald Cerrone Win via KO/TKO (RD 1)
02/26/2012 Joe Lauzon Win via KO/TKO (RD 1)
10/08/2011 Jeremy Stephens Win via SD
06/04/2011 Clay Guida Loss via UD
12/16/2010 Benson Henderson Win via UD

*SD- Split Decision UD – Unanimous Decision, KO – Knockout, TKO –Technical Knockout

On the UFC 164 Fight Card

Main Card:

Benson Henderson (c) (19-2) vs. Anthony Pettis (16-2) – for the UFC Lightweight Championship

Frank Mir (16-7) vs. Josh Barnett (32-6) – Heavyweight

Chad Mendes (14-1) vs. Clay Guida (30-13) – Featherweight

Ben Rothwell (32-9) vs. Brandon Vera (12-6, 1 NC) – Heavyweight

Erik Koch (13-2) vs. Dustin Poirier (13-3) – Featherweight

Preliminary card:

Jamie Varner (21-7-1, 2 NC) vs. Gleison Tibau (27-9) – Lightweight

Louis Gaudinot (6-2) vs. Tim Elliot (9-3-1) – Flyweight

Pascal Krauss (11-1) vs. Hyun-Gyu Lim (11-3) – Welterweight

Chico Camus (12-4) vs. Kyung-Ho Kang (11-7) – Bantamweight

Soa Palelei (18-3) vs. Nikita Krylov (14-0) – Heavyweight

Ryan Couture (6-2) vs. Al Iaquinta (5-2-1) – Lightweight

Jared Hamman (13-5) vs. Magnus Cedenblad (10-4) – Middleweight

* UFC 164 betting lines and full fight card will be updated once they have been announced.

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