UFC Fight Night 49 results
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson headlined tonights UFC Fight Night 49 live from the BOC Center in Tulsa, Okla. Henderson faced another top 155-pounder in Rafael Dos Anjos in a bout that could determine the number one contender to the winner of Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez.
Unfortunately for the former champ he was upset early in the fight and Dos Anjos moved up the lightweight ladder.
The night would not go down without controversy as Lee Mein, father of Jordan Mein who is in the co-main event, was arrested on a charge of sexual battery yesterday and banned from coming to the arena. He was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a housekeeper at the hotel where the UFC was being hosted. He was released after posting a $2,000 bond and is due in court on Aug. 29 to address the charges.
Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 10:00 PM ET)
-Rafael Dos Anjos defeated Benson Henderson via KO at 2:31.in Round 1.
-Jordan Mein defeated Mike Pyle via TKO at 1:12 in Round 1
-Thales Leites defeated Francis Carmont via KO at 0:20 in Round 2
-Max Holloway defeated Clay Collard via TKO (strikes) at 3:47 in Round 3
-James Vick defeated Valmir Lazaro via Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
-Chas Skelly defeated Tom Niinimaki via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:35 in Round 1
Preliminary Bouts (Live on FOX Sports 2, 8:00 PM ET)
-Neil Magny def. Alex Garcia via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
-Beneil Dariush defeated Tony Martin via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 3:38 in Round 2
-Matt Hobar defeated Aaron Phillips via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Ben Saunders defeated Chris Heatherly via Submission (Omoplata) at 2:18 in Round 1
Preliminary Bout (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 PM ET)
-Wilson Reis defeated Joby Sanchez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)