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‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis II’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
August 31st, 2013
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“UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis II” took place Saturday night inside Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Reigning lightweight champion Benson Henderson defended his crown against Anthony Pettis in tonight’s main event. A heavyweight shootout between former champs Frank Mir and Josh Barnett served as the co-featured attraction.

Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:

Preliminary Card:

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Magnus Cedeblad Defeats Jared Hamman via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at :57 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Well, that was quick. Hamman shoots for a single-leg takdown, but gets his neck caught in a guillotine choke on the way down. Momentum causes Cedeblad to land in full mount, which helps strengthen the choke. Hamman has no choice but to cry uncle.

Al Iaquinta Defeats Ryan Couture via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Couture doing a good job of keeping him on the outside, especially by using his kicks. Iaquinta tags him with a one-two combination. He stuns Couture with a body shot. Couture counters with a thunderous kick, but Iaquinta catches it an momentarily trips him to the mat. Iaquinta lands a powerful body shot. Couture clocks him with a flying knee to the grill. Late takedown and some ground-and-pound by Iaquinta. Good action. Close round to score.

5thRound scores it: Iaquinta, 10-9.

2ndRound: Iaquinta scores with a right hook. Couture unable to finish a single-leg takedown, but has him clinched against the cage. Couture lands a couple of knees. Iaquinta lands a solid right on the break. Another solid right by Iaquinta. Iaquinta is landing thunder, while Couture’s strikes aren’t nearly as powerful. Iaquinta unloads a barrage of strikes. Just like in the last frame, Iaquinta secures a takedown before the bell.

5thRound scores it: Iaquinta, 10-9.

3rdRound: Couture is coming out with a greater sense of urgency. He lands a spinning back kick. Couture gets a brief takedown. Iaquinta refusing to stay down. Left hook by Iaquinta. Couture nails him with another flying knee that may have stunned Iaquinta. Iaquinta is flinging leather. Couture’s back is against the cage and Iaquinta is making him pay with vicious punches. Couture can take a punch. Standing elbow by Iaquinta that cuts Couture. Couture falls to the mat. Iaquinta is mauling him.

5thRound scores it: Iaquinta, 10-9, and easily runs the table, 30-27.

Soa Palelei Defeats Nikita Krylov via TKO (Punches) at 1:34 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: Palelei immediately plants him on his back. Krylov throwing punches from his back, but allows Palelei to advance to full mount. Krylov gets to his feet and comes up firing. Palelei may be gassed. Palelei scores another takedown. He moves to side mount.

5thRound scores it: Palelei, 10-9.

2ndRound: Kyrlov senses his opponent might be winded and charges forward. Palelei plants him on his back. Both guys looks tired. Palelei is just hanging on him. Not necessarily the best display of MMA. Crowd starting to boo. Referee separates them. Krylov has far more gas in his tank and is bringing the heat with a flurry. Palelei is swinging for his life. Palelei is dead tired. Big knee to the grill by Kylov.

5thRound scores it: Kylov, 10-9.

3rdRound: Huge right hook by Palelei. Krylv clinches to try and buy some recovery time. Krylov stumbles to the canvas and Palelei is dropping countless hammer fists. This should be over pretty soon. And here you have it. That was a true battle of attrition.

Palelei says he broke his rib last Thursday and re-injured it in the opening round.

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Chico Camus Defeats Kyung Ho Kang via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

1stRound: Camus lands a right hand. Kang answers with a solid right. Kang perfectly ducks under a punch and scores a takedown. Kang almost takes his back, but is moved back to Camus’ full guard. Kang advances to side control. Kang is smothering him. Great way to take the momentum the hometown crowd was feeding Camus.

5thRound scores it: Kang, 10-9.

2ndRound: Kan quickly, and easily, secures another takedown. Camus lands an upkick. Camus spins to take top position. Camus locks in a rear-naked choke. He lets it go because Kang was slipping out and would have reclaimed top position. Camus continue shis attack on the ground.

5thRound scores it: Camus, 10-9.

3rdRound: Camus tags him with a right hand. Kang answers with right of his own. Camus connects with another right. This fight is up for grabs, and they know it. Great round thus far. Kang ends up on top after a scramble. Kang is doing just enough to prevent the ref from standing them up. Camus eats a heavy right. Camus wiggles loose and has 90 seconds to make something happen. It appeared Camus hurt him with a knee, but Kang spun him to the mat. That was rather nifty. Big upkick by Camus that clearly hurt Kang. Camus unloads a flurry as the bell rings. Was that enough for Camus to steal the round/fight?

5thRound scores it: Camus, 10-9, and possibly won, 29-28.

Hyun Gyu Lim Defeats Pascal Krauss via TKO (Strikes) at 3:58 in the 1stRound

1stRound: They’re exchanging in a phone booth right now. Lim’s punches are heavier. Lim catches a kick and lands a punch to the face at the same time that sends Krauss on his back. Krauss connects on two straight jabs. Lim connects with a right that has him dazed and confused. Lim is giving him the business on the ground. Krauss gets up, but is clearly out on his feet. Lim clobbers him with a knee to the grill. It’s a wrap.

Tim Elliot Defeats Louis Gaudinot via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

1stRound: Elliot lands a kick to the midsection, but during the rumble Gaudinot takes a finger to the eye and time is called. Game on. Elliot secures a takedown. He’s unloading several shots to the body. Gaudinot gets to his feet, then eats a flying knee for his efforts.  Elliot gets another takedown and rains down some elbows. He’s all over Gaudinot. Gaudinot gets back up, but Elliot is making him pay there with punches and knees. Another takedown.

5thRound scores it: Elliot, 10-9.

2ndRound: Elliot has him clinched against the cage and is landing body shots. Gaudinot connects with a right. Elliot is schooling him in the standup. Well, pretty much everywhere. Elliot lands another takedown and is doing work.

5thRound scores it: Elliot, 10-9.

3rdRound: Elliot easily drags him to the ground. Gaudinot is getting mauled. Elliot nailing him with elbow after elbow. Gaudinot never had a chance in this one. Elliot is giving him the big brother treatment right now.

5thRound scores it: Elliot, 10-9, and cruises, 30-27

Gleison Tibau Defeats Jamie Varner via Split Decision (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)

1stRound: Two inside leg kicks by Varner to start things off. Varner tags him with a right hand. Tibau hasn’t fired off much of anything. He tags Varner with a right hook. Powerful takedown by Tibau. It will be interesting to see how the judges scored that round.

5thRound scores it: Tibau, 10-9.

2ndRound: Tibau goes for another takedown and almost gets caught in a guillotine choke on the way down. Tibau briefly takes his back. Varner works him back to his guard, but eats several bombs for his troubles. Tibau is pounding his body. Varner is taking a beating. Varner is satisfied with holding on for the rest of the stanza.

5thRound scores it: Tibau, 10-9.

3rdRound: Varner comes out on fire knowing he needs a finish. Tibau ducks under a punch and lands a brief takedown. Varner tags him with two big body shots. Tibau seems to be slowing, while Varner is gaining confidence. Varner stuns him with a right. Varner gets a takedown and has 90 seconds to finish. Tibau is gassed. If Varner can’t finish, that takedown will be a blessing in disguise for Tibau.

5thRound scores it: Varner, 10-9, but likely lost, 29-28.

Main Card:

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Dustin Poirier Defeats Erik Koch via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

1stRound: They exchange heavy leg kicks. Koch slips and Poirier tags him with a couple of punches. Koch slaps on a triangle choke. Poirier fended it off for a long time and finally escapes. It was almost lights out for Poirier. He has Koch pressed against the cage. They trade knees to the midsection. Poirier drops him with a big right and pounces. Koch got up for a moment, then is led back down. Poirier goes for a D’arce choke. Poirier runs out of time.

5thRound scores it: Poirier, 10-9.

2ndRound: One-two combo by Koch. He scores with a left, but Poirier answers with a pair of lefts. Poirier nails him with another left. Poirier trips him to the ground. Poirier jumps on his back and is going for a rear-naked choke. He moves to full mount. Koch eating some vicious punches. Koch gets to his feet, but is clinched against the fence.

5thRound scores it: Poirier, 10-9.

3rdRound: Poirier presses him against the cage. Koch needs a miracle. Koch winds up on top after a scramble. Three minutes left. Decent ground-and-pound by Koch. He takes his back. Poirier nealry shakes him off the top. Koch is running out of time.

5thRound scores it: Koch, 10-9, and should win, 29-28.

Ben Rothwell Defeats  Brandon Vera via TKO (Punches) at 1:54 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: Rothwell is walking him down. He tags Vera with a one-two combo. Vera stuns him with a left hook. Big kick to the body by Vera. Rothwell unfazed. Vera takes a vicious kick to the groin and time is called. Game on, but that’s the end of the frame.

5thRound scores it: Rothwell, 10-9.

2ndRound: Big head kick by Rothwell. He charges forward and has Vera pressed against the cage. Vera is looking to counter and has been dancing around the cage for most of the fight. Crowd getting anxious. Rothwell has him clinched against the cage. Rothwell connects with an elbow.

5thRound scores it: Rothwell, 10-9.

3rdRound: Rothwell clocks him with a body kick. He’s clinching Vera against the cage, but he should let Vera go because he hurt him with that. Rothwell is bringing the pain now. Rothwell clobbers him with a knee to the grill and some punches. He lands several bombs against the fence. Vera drops to the canvas and turtles over. After a few more punches on the ground, referee Herb Dean rightfully brings the mauling to a halt.

Chad Mendes Defeats Clay Guida via TKO (Punches) at :30 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: Nothing landing for either fighter in the opening two minutes. Guida shoots and almost gets caught in a guillotine choke. Guida scores with a high kick. Mendes secures a takedown in the center of the Octagon. One minute remaining.

5thRound scores it: Mendes, 10-9.

2ndRound: Mendes takes a kick to the groin and time is called. Game on. Mendes kicks his lead leg. He drags Guida to the canvas. Mendes jumps on his back. He knees Guida’s body. Nothing too special to write home about.

5thRound scores it: Mendes, 10-9.

3rdRound: Mendes drops him with a right hook. He’s going for the kill now. He floors Guida with another right and pounces. Mendes laying the lumber now. Game over.

Josh Barnett Defeats Frank Mir via TKO (Knee) at 1:56 in the 1stRound

1stRound: They are wasting no time in going at it. Mir landing punches to the head and body in the clinch, while Barnett scores some shots to the body. Barnett has him clinched against the cage and is scoring with big power shots. Mir eats a short elbow. Barnett drops him with a knee to the dome and the fight is immediately called. Mir is protesting the stoppage. It appeared a little early.

Anthony Pettis Defeats Benson Henderson via Submission (Armbar) at 4:31 in the 1stRound (Pettis captures UFC lightweight title)

1stRound: Henderson charges the center of the cage and immediately goes for a double-leg takedown attempt. Pettis fends him off, but Henderson has him clinched against the fence again. Henderson has him pressed against the cage and is kicking Pettis’ calf at the same time. Interesting technique. They separate and Pettis clocks him with a body kick. He unloads four more unanswered kicks to the body. He tries a little fancy kick and gets taken down. Pettis tries an armbar from off his back. Henderson casually taps.  The reason we didn’t see the tap was because Henderson verbally submitted. 

Great performance by Pettis, but it was an anticlimactic ending given how their first scrap went.

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