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Tuesday, 07/16/2013, 03:48 pm

Anthony Pettis Opens Up As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson

Less than a week after Anthony Pettis was confirmed as TJ Grant’s replacement at UFC 164, the bookies have released their odds for the new championship bout.

UFC Lightweight Champ Benson Henderson will be the underdog for the first time since UFC 144 back in February 2012.

Anthony Pettis: -125
Benson Henderson: -115

The last time these two met at WEC 53 in December 2010, Benson Henderson was the heavy favorite while Pettis played the part of the underdog. Obviously, the odds were not a weighing factor on the mind of Anthony Pettis as he defeated Henderson by way of unanimous decision. Their first bout is definitely playing into the bookies’ numbers this time around.

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0 Comments to Anthony Pettis Opens Up As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson

  1. squid says:

    benson’s got this

  2. zzzzz says:

    another 25mins watching benson fix his hair….

  3. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    I’m not surprised. Pettis is going to knock Henderson out. After being surprised by Guida and his lay n gay tactics Pettis worked on his wrestling. I think pettis has much more improved than some of you give him credit for. Henderson improved greatly, but Pettis did too.

    • EP says:

      I agree with you bro, we seem to be on same page with a lot of subjects. Benson is a great fighter, strong, great cardio… but prettis is bad match up for him, again, and I feel he has his number. Especially in his hometown, he will be amped up, biggest fight of his life, he wont let bendo push the pace and control the fight. He will catch him in an exchange… Pettis by KO!

      • 757 says:

        no you’re wrong bro, Benson got this one. Big muscles and long hair is all Pettis will feel all night bro. heard it here first bro

    • T.DADDY says:

      LAY N PRAY TACTICS?? LMAO! GUIDA RAPED PETTIS… PETTIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THIS DOMINATE FIGHTER AND GUIDA HAD HIS WAY WITH HIM.. SO DID JEREMY STEPHENS.. HE GOT ROBBED BY THE JUDGES… PETTIS DESERVED A SHOT AT THE BELT WHEN HE BEAT BEN IN WEC BUT SINCE THEN HE HASNT BEEN SO HOT.. HE’S KNOWN BECAUSE OF A KICK NOT BECAUSE HE IS A DOMINATE FIGHTER… BENSON SEEN THE BLUEPRINT TO BEAT PETTIS AND ITS WRESTLING… BEN WILL USE HIS WRESTLING AND WIN A UNAIMOUS DECISION

  4. 123 says:

    after this fight it should be Anthony Pettis vs Edson Barboza

  5. KIDD433 says:

    I say Pettis takes it.KO in the 1st or 2nd round.Pettis and Barbosa would be a bad ass match up, probably would’ve happened already if Barbosa didn’t get set back on the Varner loss. The only thing that sucks, is we’re not going to see Pettis fight Scarface. that was the fight that I really wanted to see.

  6. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    First of all Bendo beat Pettis’ ass the first time. The GREAT judges gave Pettis a gift cuz they were mesmerized by some clown bullshit crap he did. Bendo beats up Pettis and sends him BACK to 45 to fight there.

    • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

      Pettis was already ahead on points, oh futile one…That off the fence headkick only solidified the last round which was already in Pettis’ favour anyway.

      • T.DADDY says:

        NO HE WASNT… THE FIGHT COULDA WENT TO EITHER OF THEM AT THAT POINT… THE KICK WON HIM THE FIGHT BUT UR A NUTHUGGIN PETTIS FAN BOY SO OF COURSE YOU THINK PETTIS WAS WINNING

        • SKS says:

          Thats funny,your saying people are Fanboys and are nut-hugging Pettis. but your doing the same thing with Benson, Your swinging off his dick because your both nappy heads.Talk about biase, And I’m not trying to be racist, just saying.

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          Yes he was…

  7. KIDD433 says:

    Some clown bullshit?Your a serious toolbag.He landed a impressive kick, with some serious tork behind it that Knocked Bendo on his ass, and nearly finished the fight. And on top of that, outpointed Bendo. There you go hating on real fighters again.

  8. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    I’ll give you that the kick was creative and Pettis’ biggest strengths are his speed and creativity. But that he can’t do that bullshit every fight without getting fukced up. If Bendo had known what was coming it was sooo fukcin telegraphed all he had to do is step into that move grab his back and dump him on his head. Pettis’ knees are already getting suspect. That injury he has is typical injury that occurs prior to a more serious knee injury. Bendo will win.

    Let me clue you in a bit here. ALL these guys who walk into a cage ARE REAL fighters so get off you high horse you snob.

    I hope Pettis gets KTFO.

  9. Ddddddd says:

    Bensons’ close decisions run has come to an end. Bensons hard to finish but I think Pettis will take three rounds convincingly.

  10. Dan Jenkins says:

    I haven’t seen the first fight apparently I missed out, anyway I think Henderson will win this one, Henderson has come along further in his development in my opinion, Pettis sure has some impressive kicks but I don’t think that it will be enough to beat him a second time

  11. confucius says:

    first fight was close in my opinion. i woulda gave it by split decision not UD for pettis but hey, dont leave it in the hands of the judges. As much as benson is the perfect role model for MMA and i still cant accept Pettis persona as not coming off a little cocky, i mean dude has showtime tattooed on his back, you have to be somewhat of an idiot but both fighters are great at what they do. Im a little tired of Benson becoming the 155 GSP. I understand the new breed of fighters are now more technical these days which is great but some of these guys need to finish fights. I really dont care who wins this fight, just as long as somebody fucking finishes it.

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