Archive: Anthony Pettis

Aug 30, 2013 9:40 am

Benson Henderson defends style & lack of finishes

UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is a perfect 7-0 inside the octagon and has currently defended his UFC lightweight belt three times. Those three lightweight title defenses have tied Henderson with BJ Penn for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC lightweight history, a division long considered to be one of the most...

Aug 28, 2013 9:30 am

Roufus thinks Henderson’s striking has gotten worse since first Pettis bout

Duke Roufus thinks Benson Henderson’s striking is lacking in a very important area; fundamentals. Roufus was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour and said that his prize pupil, Anthony Pettis, will take UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson’s title in their rematch at UFC 164 on Saturday. “Anthony has this guy’s number and I...

Aug 27, 2013 1:04 pm

Duke Roufus: Fighting Pettis in Milwaukee is like fighting GSP in Montreal

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will finally get his shot at UFC gold this Saturday night when he rematches Benson Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC 164 in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pettis and Henderson first met at WEC 53 back in 2010 for the World Extreme...

Aug 27, 2013 12:51 pm

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis Full Replay

Last night the UFC released ‘Countdown’ to UFC 164. If you missed the one-hour special featuring Benson Henderson, Anthony Pettis, Frank Mir, Josh Barnett, Clay Guida and Chad Mendes than you’re in luck! We have the full episode below so you can view it at your leisure. Enjoy!! Henderson vs. Pettis: Mir vs. Barnett: Guida...

Aug 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Benson Henderson: I’m going to break Silva’s record in 2016

Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) is the most dominant champion in the history of the UFC,  having successfully defended his middleweight belt ten consecutive times during his title reign. Current UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is confident that he will eventually break Anderson’s record, and has already determined when that...

Aug 26, 2013 9:49 am

“Countdown to UFC 164” Premieres Tonight on FOX Sports 1

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC’s traditional pre-event countdown show will premiere tonight for the first time on FOX Sports 1 with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2”.The one-hour special will give the fans an inside look into many of  this weekend’s main card bouts, including the headlining lightweight title fight...

Aug 12, 2013 11:08 am

Pettis: ‘A lot Of Champions Are Becomings Points Fighters

“You see a lot of champions becoming point fighters,” Pettis said. “These guys want to keep their belts and there’s two sides of that story. Every challenger is very talented. Look at the lightweight division, everybody there is very well matched. It’s going to take a factor to change that to have somebody dominate these...

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...

Aug 1, 2013 10:23 am

Georges St-Pierre Hints At A Secret Plan For Super Fight

For years now, fans have clamored for a super fight between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and welterweight champion, Anderson Silva.  In recent months, the talk has expanded to include match-ups like Silva v. UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones; or even lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, moving up to challenge GSP.  Now, it seems, St-Pierre...

Jul 25, 2013 11:06 am

Pettis on Henderson: “little by little he is going to break.”

“I don’t really care if he’s in that rhythm or not, I just know what I have to do. If he’s in his rhythm, keep doing it, because I know what I have to do. Eventually one of my kicks are going to land, then one of my punches are going to land, and little...

Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

Benson Henderson Looking Forward to Getting His Hands on Anthony Pettis

After a bizarre series of card changes, former WEC lightweight champions Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis will face off in the Octagon to crown the best 155-pounder on the planet. Pettis was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the featherweight title but was forced out after sustaining an injury. Upon learning of...

Jul 19, 2013 9:31 am

Bendo: I’m going to beat Pettis up

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line this August at UFC 164, as current champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will square off with challenger and hometown favorite Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the evenings main event. Henderson and Pettis, of course, have a history together, as “Showtime”...

Jul 16, 2013 3:48 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...

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...

Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am

Anthony Pettis Comments on Title Shot Against Henderson

“It wasn’t like nothing happened. I tore my LCL, it’s still a serious injury, but it isn’t as bad as an ACL or meniscus tear. Minimum is supposed to be six weeks out, but I’ve got a good therapist here, and I feel confident enough that I can take this fight,” Pettis stated. “You can’t...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

T.J. Grant Kills Conspiracy Rumors, Reveals Concussion To Blame For UFC 164 Removal

The legitimate UFC lightweight number one contender, TJ Grant, was recently forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 164 title fight against Benson Henderson with an injury. In his place comes Anthony Pettis and as a result UFC fans have been crying conspiracy. The Canadian, Grant, took to twitter to kill these rumors and explain...