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UFC 164 Live Blog: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis

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Benson Henderson faces Anthony Pettis in the UFC 164 main event.
Benson Henderson faces Anthony Pettis in the UFC 164 main event.
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This is the UFC 164 live blog for Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Henderson, who has won his past seven fights, will face Pettis, who has won four of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC 164 live blog below.


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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.

Anthony Pettis def. Benson Henderson via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of round 1