UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis is set to fight Benson Henderson for the second time at UFC 164. Pettis won the first bout by decision at the last WEC event, and walked out of the cage with the belt around his waist. He lost his debut to Clay Guida, but since he has rattled off 3 wins to set up a showdown for the UFC gold. In a recent interview, Pettis explains that he is never going to be one of the guys who looks to win on points in any fight, and will always be looking to put on a show for the fans.
Pettis told MMACorner:
“You see a lot of champions becoming point fighters. These guys want to keep their belts and there’s two sides of that story. Every challenger is very talented. Look at the lightweight division, everybody there is very well matched. It’s going to take a factor to change that to have somebody dominate these fights. That’s what I’m looking to do. All I can do is go in there and implement my game plan and hope for the best.”
“I want be the guy that goes out there and gives the fans a show. That’s what it’s all about at the end of the day. You’ve got so many fight fans and so many fighters, but I like to be that guy that fight fans want to watch because they don’t know what’s going to happen. I strive to be that different fighter and set myself apart from the group.”
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UFC 164: Henderson Vs Pettis takes place August 31 at the HMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Defending lightweight champion Benson Henderson looks to defend his belt for the fourth time when he takes on Anthony Pettis in a rematch of the final WEC fight in history. In the first fight, Pettis defeated Henderson in a five round back and forth bout by unanimous decision, and the result left Pettis as the final WEC Lightweight Champion. Also confirmed for the card are heavyweights Frank Mir and Josh Barnett and featherweights Chad Mendes and Clay Guida.
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