"I'm going to go out there and beat him up. I'm going to dominate him for five rounds."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Benson Henderson tells MMA Junkie that he is pushing emotion to the side going into his highly anticipated rematch with Anthony Pettis at UFC 164 and simply plans on dominating "Showtime" from the start of the first round to the end of the fifth round. The 155-pound title affair is a rematch of a 2010 World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) bout, which Pettis won in dramatic fashion after landing a fifth-round off-the-cage "Showtime" kick to seal the deal on the judge's scorecards and walk away with the decision victory. Roughly two-and-a-half years later, Henderson and Pettis will mix it up for a second time, except the rematch is on a far more significant scale as "Smooth" will compete in Pettis' hostile hometown of Milwaukee, Wis., with championship glory on the line. The fact he has already lost to Pettis and will be fighting in front of his opponent's friends and family doesn't appear to phase Henderson in the slightest, as his game plan is to simply "beat him up" for 25 minutes straight.
The question is, can he pull it off? Or does Pettis have Henderson's number and is primed to take another championship belt from him? Find out Aug. 31, 2013 only on pay-per-view (PPV).
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