UFC 164: A Combat Corner Review

 

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Matt Homeyer. I have been a fan of MMA for years and have worked on the media side of things for a few years now as well. I have worked for a variety of MMA sites doing local coverage as well as interviews with fighters across the world. For the past few years I have mainly been working with Combat Corner. Whether it is doing interviews of their fighters, coverage of local events, or working at the Combat Corner Grappling Championship, I’m sure many of you have seen me around wearing a Combat Corner shirt. So when the UFC came to town with some Combat Corner Professional fighters on the card, I had to cover some of the action in town.

 

This past weekend The Ultimate Fighting Championship invaded Milwaukee, Wisconsin paired with Harley Davidson’s 110th anniversary and called it UFC 164 Henderson vs. Pettis “Harley-Davidson’s Hometown Throwdown.”  The UFC brought a stacked card that included some locally trained talent and with Harley Davidson being one of the biggest sponsors of the UFC, they made sure they offered plenty of opportunities for fans to meet some of the biggest names the UFC has.

On Friday morning before weigh-ins fans had the opportunity to go to the Harley Davidson Museum where not only could they enjoy the festivities that Harley was putting on but also go to a meet and great with former UFC welterweight champion and now UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, who was accompanied by former WEC featherweight champion and current UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber, as well as former U.S. Olympian wrestler, Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, and current UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier.

 

 

 

In the afternoon fans piled into the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the UFC 164 official weigh-ins. With all fighters making weight and after the crowd going wild for hometown favorite Anthony “Showtime” Pettis many left the Bradley Center fired up for tomorrows evening of fights. As we exited I spotted a familiar face it was none other than the current RFA flyweight champion and “Showtime” younger brother as well as training partner Sergio “Phenom” Pettis. I had the opportunity to speak with Sergio about helping Anthony get ready to fight for the title and this is what he had to say.

“It’s awesome to be involved in something this big, history is going to repeat itself. I’m very excited for this fight, I’m nervous I get more nervous for his fights then my fights. Seeing the weigh-ins I’m getting nervous, I’m getting sweats it’s ridiculous. We trained for Benson before so we know his game plan, he’s going to come in the first round try and take Anthony down, try and set the pace we’re doing the same thing and history will repeat itself.”

On Saturday, fight day, fans lined up outside the Bradley center in anticipation for the doors to open or for the meet and greet with UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velazques. Meanwhile a former UFC champ and a man who is a legend in the sport was nearly going unseen as Jens “Little Evil” Pulver was simply walking around like everyone else. Needless to say I and few others had to go play fan boy and grab a picture. Finally the doors opened and the masses lingered in to find their seats and were ready to watch the undercard begin.

 

Early on the undercard we saw Combat Corner Professional Chico “The King” Camus pick up his second win in the UFC bantamweight division as he got the Unanimous Decision over Kyung Ho Kang. The fight was battle from start to finish but Camus was clearly “King” of the cage.  Kicking off the main card Combat Corner Professional Erik “NewBreed” Koch was taking on Dustin “The Diamond” Poirer in a featherweight war, in the first round Koch got Poirer in a deep triangle that looked to have Poirer in lots of trouble unfortunately Poirer didn’t tap. The second and third round was a battle back and forth that saw Poirer getting the Unanimous Decision over Koch. In the main event of the evening we would see the rematch of WEC53 Benson “Smooth” Henderson and Combat Corner Professional Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, and once again Pettis would be fighting Henderson for a belt. Henderson looked to try and slow Pettis down and get a takedown clearly not wanting to deal with Anthony’s dangerous stand up game. However, late in the first Benson got caught in an armbar that Pettis sunk in deep and Henderson was forced to verbally tap after his arm was already popped. The crowd went insane as Bruce Buffer tried to announce that Anthony had won the UFC lightweight title. Milwaukee got its first UFC title and as many people went home more took to local after parties to celebrate.

       

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