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UFC 164 should be a huge draw for fans on Saturday night, with Benson Henderson vs Anthony Pettis sure to excite many fans who remember the history between them. The two explosive fighters are sure to have an exciting and explosive bout, and it will be interesting to see if Henderson can retain his UFC Lightweight title. There will also be a number of fantastic undercard bouts, and all the fights can be watched online through live stream on UFC.com and PPV (details below).
Tonight's UFC event comes from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the rematch between Henderson and Pettis being years in the making, ensuring that the hype surrounding the bout has been pumped up to the maximum.
However, that is not the only excitement bout on tonight, and co-headlining the event is a big heavyweight fight that fans have been waiting to see for a long time as well. Frank Mir vs Josh Barnett will prove as equally big a draw for many as the main lightweight title fight.
Mir and Barnett are two of the top submission artists in the business, and have lit up the heavyweight division in recent times. The two former champ will be battling it out and it should be a real treat for UFC fans everywhere.
The event's preliminaries will start at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the main event card starting from 10 p.m. ET on PPV. Details to watch the action can be seen below.
The Henderson and Pettis match up has been building up since December 2010 when the pair met at the World Extreme Cagefighting 53 event. The amazing Showtime Kick will be remembered by MMA fans everywhere, and will be something Henderson will find hard to forget, as it is probably the only real mark on his otherwise near-perfect WEC and UFC career.
Pettis has the advantage in every stand-up striking offense category, and he also leads in both power and accuracy.
However, Henderson has the advantage in more significant strikes per minute, and also has been recorded as landing them with a greater degree of accuracy.
Henderson will also have the advantage if the fight hits the ground, and his skills on the mat have helped him retain the lightweight title until now.
Here is the full fight card for UFC 164 on Saturday night:
MAIN CARD (10 p.m. ET)
Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis - for UFC lightweight title
Josh Barnett vs. Frank Mir
Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes
Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera
Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
PRELIMINARY CARD (8 p.m. ET)
Gleison Tibau vs. Jamie Varner
Tim Elliott vs. Louis Gaudinot
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Nikita Krylov vs. Soa Palelei
Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Jared Hamman
The event can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.