Apr 20, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Benson Henderson and Maria Magana poses for a photo with the rest of the team after defeating Gilbert Melendez (not pictured) during the lightweight championship bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 quick predictions


It was 2009 at the last WEC event when champion Benson Henderson first stepped into the cage against Anthony Pettis. After five rounds of action, “Showtime” would emerge the new champion. Fast forward three years later and these two will once again collide in the cage.

The main event between Henderson and Pettis is just one of several highly anticipated bouts happening tonight at UFC 164.

In the co-main event, two former UFC Heavyweight champions will collide as Frank Mir faces Josh Barnett, who will be stepping into the octagon for the first time in almost 10 years.

Below are my quick picks for the event.

 

UFC Lightweight championship bout
Benson Henderson (champion) vs. Anthony Pettis

Winner: Henderson by decision

 

Former UFC Heavyweight champions clash
Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett

Winner: Barnett by decision

 

Featherweight bout
Chad Mendes vs Clay Guida

Winner: Mendes by knockout

 

Heavyweight bout
Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera

Winner: Vera by knockout

 

Featherweight bout
Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier

Winner: Poirier by submission

Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)

Lightweight bout
Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau

Winner: Varner by decision

 

Flyweight bout
Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott

Winner: Elliot by decision

 

Welterweight bout
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

Winner: Krauss by submission

 

Bantamweight bout
Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Winner: Kang by submission

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Heavyweight bout
Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov

Winner: Palelei by knockout

 

Lightweight bout
Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta

Winner: Couture by decision

 

Middleweight bout
Jared Hamman vs. Magnus Cedenblad

Winner: Hamman by knockout

 

Al’s picks for UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 6-5

Who do you think will win tonight? Answer with a comment below, send a tweet to @alstover or email [email protected]

And everyone out there have a safe Labor Day weekend

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