Jan 26, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Anthony Pettis celebrates after defeating Donald Cerrone (not pictured) during UFC on FOX 6 at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 164: Anthony Pettis Opens As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson


UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis has a win over current champion Benson Henderson in their epic fight that was the last in WEC history before the promotion folded in to the UFC and it looks like oddsmakers are keeping that in mind with the early betting lines for their upcoming rematch at UFC 164.

Pettis stepped in as a late replacement for injured T.J. Grant, but the shortened camp will not be enough to give Henderson the edge in the eyes of Vegas.

According to BestFightOdds, Pettis opens as a -119 favorite, while Henderson comes in at -105.

The first match up between the two fighters was evenly matched and it was a late rally from Pettis that included the “Showtime Kick” off of the cage that gave Pettis the edge in the decision and led to him being crowned the final lightweight champion in WEC history.

Henderson will be looking for redemption, but Pettis will come in to the bout with the mental edge.

It is a rematch that fans have been clamoring for since the two men entered the UFC and now the dream rematch will soon be a reality.

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