Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis look to go to battle once again, but this time it’s for the UFC lightweight championship. They competed against each other once before, headlining the final WEC event and giving the fans a fight to remember. That fight is mostly recognized for the insane “Showtime” flying off the cage kick that Pettis through at Benson during the final round of their bout, but people forget that the whole entire fight was great from start to finish.
Both have an excellent contrast of styles and we’ll see another amazing fight between these two lightweight warriors. Things have changed since their first fight. Many expected that Pettis would have received his title shot before Henderson, but with his debut loss to Clay Guida and the streak that Bendo was on, it was hard to ignore him a chance at the championship.
Bendo has been one of the more controversial champions in quite some time, and it has nothing to do with his personality. He’s not brash or arrogant. He just wins in less than dominant ways. That’s not an insult to the champ, it’s just how competitive the lightweight division has become as of late.
Pettis will look to wow the crowd in his hometown of Milwaukee and make it a lasting experience for all of his friends and family that show up come fight night. Add in the fact that Pettis is the last man to defeat Benson Henderson, and you know both men will be looking to make a statement in this bout.
If you don’t believe me, take a look at their first fight. You won’t regret it.