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Ben Henderson (c) 14 40.00%
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post #11 of 149 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 11:16 AM
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I'm going to go against the grain and say Henderson by a pretty convincing decision. I think Pettis is overrated and hasn't improved nearly as much as Henderson has since the WEC merger. Henderson has been the UFC's most active champion for a while and will no doubt be very motivated to avenge his loss.
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Benson via decision or Pettis via some kind of flying kick out of nowhere.
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I think Pettis will deal more damage but Bendo will win if it goes to the judges.

I can get behind that, Benson stealing some rounds and taking a split is what I expect.

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It's hard for me to tell how these guys actually measure up now. Pettis has looked a lot more impressive but he hasn't been fighting close to the same quality of fighters as Bendo.

I'm leaning towards Pettis being more improved and getting the win again. I just can't be sure of that until I see him against elite competition.
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I expect to see a lot of wrestling out of Bendo. I think he wins if he makes it a dirty fight and constantly puts Pettis against the cage and on his back.

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post #16 of 149 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 12:19 PM
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Benson via Unanimous Decision
He will smother Pettis for 5 rounds and avoid the strikes.
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First time ever that i'll be cheering for Bendo. I don't see him losing either, he's a more complete fighter and is used to 5 round fights.

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Bendo looked leaner to me than usual, not in a bad way but I don't think he can strike with Pettis if that's his plan
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I dont think Bendo will be able to smother Pettis, this is not the same Pettis that fought Guida.. I would actually give Pettis the advantage in the clinch, and i think his TDD is good enough to not go down every every round.. Plus he knows how fights are scored and will be quick to get back to his feet.

I expect a close decision for pettis, or brutal KO ending Bendo's miserable reign as champ...

Head-butting fists and KOing the air is not effective striking.
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post #20 of 149 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 03:16 AM
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I think Bendo has improved more than Pettis since the last time they faced. Bendo has easily faced the more difficult competition. I think Bendo wins another decision, but not split/controversial like his prior ones.
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