UFC 164 took place August 31, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (19-3) and former WEC champion Anthony Pettis (17-2) collided in a rematch of their legendary WEC 53 battle. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Pettis' slick victory, check out the play-by-play from Luke Thomas.
Round 1: Henderson opens southpaw and he's pressuring Pettis for a takedown immediately. Henderson switches for a single. It doesn't work and they briefly separate until Henderson gets all over him again against the fence. Short uppercut from Henderson scores and again, he's back on Pettis. Henderson scoring all sorts of small shots on Pettis, but again he breaks free. Pettis lands a hard middle kick. And another. And another. And another. Henderson appears to be slightly hurt. Pettis tries for a capoeira kick off a handstand and it goes nowhere. Pettis moves into guard and frames up for an armbar. It works as Henderson verbally submits. That's all it took.
UFC 164 results: Anthony Pettis def. Benson Henderson via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of round 1