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
Chad Mendes vs Clay Guida
Winner: Mendes by knockout
Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera
Winner: Vera by knockout
Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
Winner: Poirier by submissionPreliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau
Winner: Varner by decision
Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott
Winner: Elliot by decision
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Winner: Krauss by submission
Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Winner: Kang by submissionPreliminary card (Facebook)
Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov
Winner: Palelei by knockout
Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta
Winner: Couture by decision
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