Originally Posted by sucrets
The first fight was too close between the two. This fight there was not enough time for Ben to show anything. So he got caught in an arm bar, that is no reason why he shouldn't be given a rematch. You make no sense.
The fight was long enough to show that Henderson knew his best chance would be grinding out a decision via wrestling, but as soon as there was any fighting aspect going on that involved damaging the opponent (striking/submission grappling) Pettis clearly was the better man.
This wasn't a fight that ended with a one shot lucky punch KO. Pettis hit him with several body shots that made Henderson back up, biting down the pain grimacing, before having to verbally tap to an armbar that popped his arm so bad that he couldn't even put his T-shirt on.