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Saturday, 08/31/2013, 09:25 pm

UFC 164 Results: Pettis Submits Henderson In First To Become New UFC Lightweight Champion

Anthony Pettis is the new UFC lightweight champion of the world.

Pettis got Benson Henderson to verbally submit with 29 seconds left in the first round in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis

The win improved Pettis to 17-2 while Henderson fell to 19-3.

“I felt his arm pop and I heard him say, ‘tap, tap, tap,’’ Pettis said.

The fight started off perfect for Henderson, who closed the distance and worked two takedown attempts. Henderson continued to work from the clinch before Pettis finally created some space.

And once Pettis created that space, he landed four, heavy leg kicks to the body that rocked Henderson.

Pettis tried another flashy kick that missed and Henderson ended up in his guard. From there, Pettis worked the arm bar and got the finish.

In the postfight interview, Pettis had a message.

“Jose Aldo, we have some unfinished business. My belt, your belt,” Pettis said.

Henderson was going for a record of title defenses in the division. Henderson is tied with B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar for the most consecutive defenses of the UFC lightweight title with three.

“I’ll be back, no question,” Henderson said. “Anthony is a tough dude. He got my arm and did good job twisting and turning it in the right direction. My arm is killing me.”


36 Comments to UFC 164 Results: Pettis Submits Henderson In First To Become New UFC Lightweight Champion

  1. Steven Thurman says:

    Landed four heavy LEG kicks to the BODY? wtf… lol
    Either way, it was earlier then i thought it would be, but he still finished Bendo! Everyone doubted my predictions..

    • Wow, Steven! says:

      You chose the correct fighter to win the fight! Cool! You da man! You had a 50-50 chance and got it right! Wow, your parents must be proud! I am sooooo jealous!

  2. UFC 84 Forever says:

    Pettis’ power reminds me of how Rampage took over 205 back in the day.

    The raw power has so much ability to change the fight that the technique he has (unlike Jackson) makes it that much easier to win a fight.

    He was being embarrassed by Ben up until that point, maybe not demolished by any means but he was unable to mount any offence up until those body kicks.

    That armbar though… Very impressive…

    Hurts me to see Ben go but if there’s one thing I can be happy about it’s that BJ Penn’s streak remains in tact and remains the more impressive title reign.

    Until Pettis breaks it – BJ THE GOAT.

    TJ Grant let’s do this!

    • Dddddddd says:

      Pettis doesn’t stand a chance. Remember? And now he was being embarrassed? In a fight that he was being put in a position that was about stalling.He was the guy that was brave enough to try to entertain and that’s embarrassing?
      He absolutely set that up off of the fence hook,line and sinker. That’s how far off you were.

  3. phil manatz says:

    congrats to anthony pettis!

  4. Thom1 says:

    Thats what happens when you copy BJ’s black belt shorts Bendo! Fuck him.

  5. Ddddddddd says:

    I couldn’t be happier. Pettis is and has been for a while the man. It’s crazy with the size and style difference that he did what he did. The UFC is lucky to have this guy and his past to exploit. Good luck to him.

  6. magoo says:

    Beautiful arm bar showtime, my belt against ur belt Aldo…. Good call hope it happens!

  7. bye bye says:

    world’s most annoying toothpick off the scene for a while

  8. T.Daddy says:

    Clay Guida would still beat Pettis

    • Again.. says:

      Guida??? Haha dude how long ago was that fight? Pettis would be the second person to finish Guida after Mendes! Guida needs to be cut!

      • T.DADDY says:


  9. KIDD433 says:

    What happened TDaddy, whats your excuse for Bendo now? He wasn’t ready? Did he not really tap? And your still hating on Pettis? What a tool bag

    • T.DADDY says:

      listen lil kidd.. pettis got lucky last night just like he got lucky when the judges handed him the decision over stephens… fact of the matter pettis would get owned by Maynard.. Guida .. pretty much anybody that is a elite wrestler… pettis is a great striker but he is a cocky big headed prick who lived off the showtime kick for 3yrs… ben got caught.. it happens… I hope he gets Aldo next cuz he will get owned… you can suck my tool lil kidd

      • MMAdro says:

        This “Kidd” is really upset that after the fight Anthony went to his house and put it to his mom because he still had so much energy after destroying Benson……it’s ok man, she was in good hands.

      • Dddddddddd says:

        You do know Benson is an awesome wrestler I’m sure?
        And you repeating what Ben said about Anthony doesn’t make you an analyzer. Anthony will handle Grant next.

      • nick says:

        He’s beat Ben twice now so how did he get lucky

  10. Thesire says:

    I love it when people get all butt hurt. Pettis won get over it, it wasn’t luck he was just the better man. Benson wasn’t tw most entertaining champ but he is at the elite level and will be back. Btw guida and Maynard both got ko’d so please at least mention a relevant contender like tj grant who will definitely bring it and also probably take it.

  11. squid says:

    damn tj grant and pettis would be a good fight

  12. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    It wasn’t a KO like I expected, but that submission was sick! I knew Henderson didn’t have the tools to beat Pettis. Pettis’ standup is far better and his BJJ is very underrated. I knew taking down Pettis wasn’t the solution for Henderson because of the way Pettis stays active off his back.
    So the outcome was like expected, Pettis is just the better fighter.

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