UFC 164 Preview: Henderson vs. Pettis II
The UFC Lightweight Championship belt is on the table as two rivals enter the octagon for an explosive rematch. Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16 - 2 - 0) attempts to defeat current title holder, Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19 - 2 - 0) for the second time.
Their last meeting inside the cage left Pettis victorious with an unanimous decision at the WEC finale in 2010. The high energy fight featured a now famous, off-the-cage kick by Showtime in the last round.
Watch for Anthony Pettis representing Hayabusa in Haburi™ Compression Shorts while he competes for the UFC title in the long-awaited rematch against Benson Henderson. All the action happens this Saturday at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Team Hayabusa - UFC 164 Prelims
Gleison Tibau vs. Jamie Varner
Tibau (27 - 9 - 0) enters the fight off a recent strong performance at UFC on FX 8, taking down John Cholish via a guillotine choke in the second round. Varner (21 - 7 - 1) also starts the fight with a victory, defeating Melvin Guillard from UFC 155.
Tibau gears up this Saturday in Hayabusa Chikara™ Performance Shorts on the UFC undercard at 8PM ET.
Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott
Louis Gaudinot (6 - 2 - 0) returns to the octagon after submitting John Lineker with a guillotine choke late in the second round back in May 2012. Due to injuries Gaudinot was unable to fight but now faces fellow flyweight contender, Tim Elliott (9 - 3 - 1).
Elliott rebounded from a loss to John Dodson with an unanimous victory over Jared Papazian at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.
Gaudinot makes his third octagon appearance during the UFC prelims in our Hayabusa Haburi™ Compression Shorts.
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
German fighter, Pascal Krauss (11 - 1 - 0) looks for his third UFC victory against fellow welterweight, Hyun Gyu Lim (11 - 3 - 1). His undefeated record was stopped at ten consecutive wins when he lost to John Hathaway at UFC on Fox 3. Krauss later rebounded from the defeat and enters with a win against Mike Stumpf from UFC on Fox 6.
Hyun Gyu Lim comes into the fight on a six-fight winning streak. Most recently he impressed audiences with his UFC debut, knocking out Marcelo Guimaraes via a knee kick at UFC on Fuel TV 8.
MMA fans will see Krauss fighting in Hayabusa Chikara™ Performance Shorts for this prelim bout against Hyun Gyu Lim.
Al Iaquinta vs. Ryan Couture
Lightweight newcomers, Al Iaquinta (5 - 2 - 1) and Ryan Couture (6 - 2 - 0) are both rebounding from losses in their UFC debut. Al Iaquinta, The Ultimate Fighter 15 runner-up was riding four consecutive victories before suffering back-to-back losses.
Couture enters with a TKO loss to Ross Pearson after a four-fight winning streak in Strikeforce.
Al Iaquinta will sport Hayabusa Chikara™ Performance Shorts during his first fight in over a year on Facebook at 6:30PM ET.
Good luck to Team Hayabusa this weekend!
What are your predictions for UFC 164?
Main Card (PPV 10PM ET)
UFC Lightweight Title Fight - Benson Henderson (c) vs. Anthony Pettis
- Josh Barnett vs. Frank Mir
- Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes
- Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera
- Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1 8PM ET)
- Gleison Tibau vs. Jamie Varner
- Tim Elliott vs. Louis Gaudinot
- Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
- Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Preliminary Card (Facebook 6:30PM ET)
- Nikita Krylov vs. Soa Palelei
- Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta
- Magnus Cedenblad vs. Jared Hamman