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Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis Neck and Neck Entering UFC 164

Written by Tom Ngo
August 27th, 2013
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UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis

The much anticipated rematch between reigning UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis (pictured) is just four days out. However, not even the Gambling Gods can decisively decide who will leave UFC 164 with the hardware in tow. 

Based on UFC accomplishments alone, Henderson and his three consecutive title defenses win by a landslide. However, some believe Pettis has “Smooth’s” number and will be dialing it up nonstop like an obsessed ex-girlfriend come Saturday.

As far as the betting lines between the 155-pounders, Henderson is pegged as a slight -120 odds-on favorite to avenge his 2010 loss to Pettis, which cost him his WEC crown. “Showtime,” meanwhile, comes in just behind at -110.

It will be interesting to see if the odds remain this close as game time draws near. Where the late money lands will have the final say.

Here are the lines for Henderson vs. Pettis II:

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Anthony Pettis -110
Benson Henderson -120

Gambling 101:

Bet $110 on Pettis and he’s victorious, you win $100
Bet $120 on Henderson and he’s victorious, you win $100

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