Archive: UFC 164

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 12:35 pm

UFC 164’s Josh Barnett Is Ready To Rip Frank Mir’s Head Off

“I never really paid a whole lot of attention to Frank, particularly or personally. But, I always thought it was fight that would be nice to make happen. Especially because of all of the interest abroad to watch us fight. And then, from my constant hearing of how similar we are or how this fight...


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 9:55 am

Barnett Ready To Defend ‘His’ UFC Title Against Frank Mir

“When I walk in the ring, in my mind, I’m making my first title defense. That’s the way I see it. We’ve always been in different places, even when he was fighting for titles. No one ever took my belt from me, so I don’t know what belt they were swinging around, but that wasn’t...

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 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

Aug 14, 2013 12:25 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ Extended Preview

It’s a rematch of one of the most exciting title fights in MMA history, and this time, lightweight champion Benson Henderson intends to leave with his belt untouched by Anthony Pettis. Plus, heavyweight Josh Barnett returns to face Frank Mir.

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 10:55 pm

UFC 164 Update: Al Iaquinta Replaces Injured Quinn Mulhern to Face Ryan Couture

  TUF 15 Finalist, Al Iaquinta, will be filling in for the injured Quinn Mulhern to face Ryan Couture at UFC 164 on August 31.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Ryan Couture will now be facing “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist Al Iaquinta at UFC 164, as a fractured hand forced his original opponent,...

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 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...

Jun 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

This afternoon, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Jamie Varner (21-7-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Gleison Tibau (27-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) has been added to the already stacked UFC 164 card. The former WEC lightweight champion, Varner, most recently saw action at UFC 155 in December, where he scored a split-decision victory over Melvin...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Benson Henderson Willing To Fight Pettis If UFC Wants It

Benson Henderson is currently set to defend his lightweight strap against the fast-rising wrecking machine TJ Grant at UFC 164 in Milwaukee this August, and with the news of Anthony Pettis lobbying for a spot on the UFC 164 card, the champ recently addressed the possiblility of Grant being replaced by “Showtime” Pettis. UFC 164...

Jun 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 12, 2013 10:56 am

Flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Tim Elliott Set to do Battle at UFC 164 in Milwaukee

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC officials today announced that a featherweight bout between Louis Gaudinot (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Elliott (9-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled for UFC 164 in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on August 31st. It has not yet been announced whether Gaudinot vs Elliot will air on the prelims or PPV portion...

Jun 10, 2013 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 2) TJ Grant on Fight With Henderson: “I’m Going to Hit Benson Really, Really, Really Hard” | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August 31st. TJ has been a long-time guest and...

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

Jun 6, 2013 6:34 am

Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee

A bantamweight bout between Chico Camus (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and kyung Ho Kang (11-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Chico Camus, who was born and raised in Milwaukee and trains under Duke Roufus, will be looking to rebound from his first promotional loss when he enters the...

Jun 4, 2013 7:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested...

May 31, 2013 7:44 am

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov booked for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Another heavyweight tilt has been added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee, as it was announced that undefeated UFC newcomer Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the Bradley Center on August 31. The undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight, Krylov, has won all 14 of his fights by...