UFC 164 Medical Suspensions With Anthony Pettis Out Indefinitely

UFC 164 took place on Saturday Night with Anthony Pettis submitting Benson Henderson to capture the UFC lightweight championship. BetweenTheRopes.com contacted the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to receive the medical suspensions and official results from this past Saturday’s card.

Here the medical suspensions from Saturday’s UFC 164:

Al Iaquinta suspended for 45 days; lacerations to nose an upper left eye lid
Nikita Krylov suspended for 30 days; mandatory for TKO
Soa Palelei suspended for 30 days; mandatory for lacaerations
Soa Palelei suspended for 180 days; or clear x-ray of ribs
Pascal Krauss suspended for 60 days; mandatory rest for left ankle
Pascal Krauss suspended for 180 days; or clear x-ray of left ankle
Dustin Porier suspended for 45 days; mandatory rest for laceration to left cheek
Eric Koch suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for lacerations
Brandon Vera suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for TKO
Clay Guida suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for TKO
Frank Mir suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest for TKO
Anthony Pettis suspended for 30 days; mandatory rest of left knee
Anthony Pettis suspended indefinitely; must provide clearance by physician of left knee
Benson Hendrson suspended for 180 days or clear x-ray and MRI of right elbow

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UFC News: Dana White Says Anthony Pettis Injured His Knee In His Title Win Against Benson Henderson

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis called out UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo after his win over Benson Henderson at UFC 164 last night. It looks like the brakes need to be pumped a little bit on that for now.

During the UFC 164 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White said that Pettis’s knee popped during the fight.

“Anthony’s knee popped in the fight,” White said. “So I don’t know what’s going to happen. No sense in even talking about another fight right now.”

Pettis had a limp while walking to the stage and told reporters how the knee actually popped out and stated he will get the knee looked it in the coming days.

“Henderson threw a kick and I went to check with my left leg, and he hit like right in the crook in the knee,” Pettis said. “I felt it go back and forth and I stepped on it, it was hurting a lit bit, when he had me against the cage I was going to put my leg down because it was starting to lock up. I’m not sure what happened yet, I’ll get an MRI. We’ll see what happens.”

The lightweight champion and Aldo were supposed to battle at UFC 163 on August 3, but Pettis had to bow out of the fight due hurting his LCL in his right knee. After the injury occurred and the bout had to scrapped, Aldo’s coach said that Pettis faked the injury to get out of the fight. Pettis stated though, he would love to fight Aldo.

“I’m here to prove I’m the best in the world,” Pettis said. “Anybody around my weight class who’s contemplating coming to 155 or even at 145. His coach said I faked an injury. I would never fake an injury, I’m not afraid to fight anybody. That’s what this was all about. If he wants to fight me, let’s make it happen.”

We will provide with an update on Anthony Pettis’ injury when the information becomes available to us.

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UFC News: Anthony Pettis, Chad Mendes, Pascal Krauss and Hyun Gyu Lim Earn $50,000 Bonuses

UFC 164 took place moments ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Anthony Pettis defeating Benson Henderson by verbal submission to win the UFC lightweight championship in the main event.

After every UFC event, the UFC hands out fight bonuses for their efforts.

Fight bonuses went to Pettis for submission of the night over Henderson, Chad Mendes got knockout of the night for his win over Clay Guida and Pascal Krauss and Hyun Gyu Lim earned fight of the night for their fight on the preliminary portion of the card.

Each of those fighters earned $50,000 bonuses for their efforts.

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UFC News: Anthony Pettis Defeats Benson Henderson To Win The UFC Lightweight Title

Anthony Pettis was telling the world the rematch with Benson Henderson wouldn’t go five rounds. He was right on the mark as Pettis defeated Henderson in the main event of UFC 164 to win the UFC lightweight championship by verbal submission (armbar) at 4:31 of the first round.

The fight started with the former champion pushing Pettis into the cage and using his clinch game on the Wisconsin native. After getting out of the clinch and a single leg takedown attempt, was when Pettis went to work as he threw a variety kicks at Henderson. Pettis then attempted a cartwheel kick that ended up with his right knee getting Henderson in his ribs, with the former champion able to still get Pettis to the ground.

Henderson was in Pettis’ guard when the man known as “Showtime” was able to grab an arm and then started to float Henderson over when the Arizona native verbally tapped out to referee Herb Dean.

Here are the results of UFC 164, which took place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Anthony Pettis def. Benson Henderson via verbal submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:31, to become new lightweight champion
•Josh Barnett def. Frank Mir via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:56
•Chad Mendes def. Clay Guida TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:30
•Ben Rothwell def. Brandon Vera via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:54
•Dustin Poirier def. Erik Koch via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
•Gleison Tibau def. Jamie Varner via split decision (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)
•Tim Elliott def. Louis Gaudinot via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
•Hyun Gyu Lim def. Pascal Krauss via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:58
•Chico Camus def. Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
•Chico Camus def. Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
•Soa Palelei def. Nikita Krylov via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:34
•Al Iaquinta def. Ryan Couture via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
•Magnus Cedenblad def. Jared Hamman via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:57

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UFC Podcast: UFC 164 Preview

In today’s podcast Steve talks to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. Steve and Crawford preview tonight’s UFC 164 featuring the main event between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his title against Anthony Pettis, with the co-main event of Josh Barnett facing off with Frank Mir.

The guys also recap UFC Fight Night 27 from Wednesday night and what is next for the main card winners and losers from the show, discuss the situation between Bjorn Rebney and Dana White and all the latest news in the MMA world.

Crawford and Steve then discuss the latest involving the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, September 14, the All Access ratings and if Showtime should be worried and all the latest news in the world of boxing.

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UFC Video: First Fight Between Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson

Tonight at UFC 164, the main event is a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson facing off with Anthony Pettis. These two squared off at the final WEC event, WEC 53 in December of 2010.

It was a very close fight going into the fifth and final round, with Pettis landing the “Showtime Kick” late in the round to secure the victory. Since then Henderson has gone undefeated in the UFC in seven fights and became the lightweight in February of last year defeating Frankie Edgar.

Pettis has gone 3-1 in his UFC run, winning his last three fights.

Who will win the rematch tonight at UFC 164? Watch the video above of the first fight.

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UFC Video: Countdown To UFC 164

UFC 164 takes place tonight from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The main event features a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his title against Anthony Pettis. The co-feature is a bout between two former UFC heavyweight champions as Josh Barnett battles Frank Mir.

For every UFC pay-per-view, the UFC produces a countdown show that features some of the featured bouts on the card. On this episode of “Countdown to UFC 164, the show features Henderson and Pettis, Barnett and Mir and a key featherweight showdown between Chad Mendes and Clay Guida.

Watch the full episode of the show above.

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UFC Video: UFC 164 Weigh-In Video

Fighters took the scale yesterday before they fight today at UFC 164. The weigh-ins took place where the event is tonight, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. All 24 fighters on the card made weight.

The main event of tonight’s UFC 164 is a rematch featuring UFC lightweight Benson Henderson facing off with former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The challenger won the first bout between the two at the final WEC show in 2010. The co-feature is a battle of former UFC heavyweight champions as Josh Barnett battles Frank Mir.

Watch the video above of the weigh-ins.

Here are the results of yesterday’s weigh-ins:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
• Benson Henderson (155) vs Anthony Pettis (154.5)
• Josh Barnett (255) vs Frank Mir (248)
• Clay Guida (146) vs Chad Mendes (145)
• Ben Rothwell (262) vs Brandon Vera (241)
• Erik Koch (145) vs Dustin Poirier (145.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
•Gleison Tibau (155) vs Jamie Varner (156)
•Tim Elliott (125.5) vs Louis Gaudinot (125)
•Pascal Krauss (170) vs Hyun Gyu Lim (171)
•Chico Camus (135) vs Kyung Ho Kang (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
•Nikita Krylov (236) vs Soa Palelei (265)
•Ryan Couture (156) vs Al Iaquinta (156)
•Magnus Cedenblad (185) vs Jared Hamman (185.5)

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UFC Video: UFC 164 Pre-Fight Press Conference

The UFC returns to pay-per-view for the first time in four weeks on Saturday for UFC 164. The event takes place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The main event will feature a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson facing off against Anthony Pettis. The two squared off at the final WEC show in December 2010 with Pettis winning by unanimous decision and hitting the infamous “Showtime Kick” late in the fight.

The co-main event will feature two former UFC heavyweight champions and current top ten fighters as Josh Barnett returns to the UFC after 11 year run in various organizations as he will square off against Frank Mir.

Also on the card, top ten featherweights battle as Chad Mendes battles Clay Guida.

The UFC held the UFC 164 pre-fight press conference at the BMO Harris Bradley Center with the six fighters we mentioned along with UFC president Dana White. You can see the video above.

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Benson Henderson vs T.J. Grant To Headline UFC 164

Ever since the end of UFC on Fox 7, we were wondering when Benson Henderson would step into the octagon.

Photo from UFC.com

Photo from UFC.com

We have a date and a dance partner for the champion.

It was announced on UFC Tonight on Tuesday that UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be squaring off against number one contender T.J.Grant in the main event of UFC 164.

That event will be taking place on Saturday, August 31 from Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) became the number one contender when he defeated Grey Maynard by TKO last month at UFC 160.

Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) made the third defense of his lightweight title when he defeated former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez in April at UFC on Fox 7.