Originally Posted by campbecc
Bendo has the better chance of winning a 3rd fight of the two. Their first fight was really close, the showtime kick won the title for Pettis up to that point it was anyones fight. It was not a fluke kick but when a single strike decides the difference in a fight that could have gone either way you know either guy could have won. He caught Bendo in the second fight with a submission. Both are legitimate wins but I still think Bendo has a decent chance in a third fight (not a favorite but a decent chance).
I wouldn't like Andersons chances, he's not getting any younger and he has to recover from a serious injury before even training again.
It really wasn't. Anthony clearly won three rounds, maybe even four. The two most dominant rounds were 3 and 5, both owned by Pettis.
I have no idea where this "Bendo would have won without the Showtime kick" crap came from, but Pettis dominated the fifth round even without the kick.
It was competitive, but very clear cut win for Pettis. Still, being competitive is more than Anderson could ever do to Weidman, so I agree Bendo would have a better chance at beating Pettis than Anderson would against Weidman.