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UFC Fight Night 49 results: Rafael dos Anjos knocks out Ben Henderson

That stoppage will be debated for some time.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The headlining bout at tonight's (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 49: "Henderson vs. Dos Anjos" event at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured former Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson battling late injury replacement Rafael dos Anjos.

Henderson, 9-1 in his last 10 outings, was hoping to push his streak of wins to three on his way back up the ladder and another crack at the 155-pound crown.


Dos Anjos was super aggressive throughout the opening round, firing away with strikes from all angles. He found big success with a flying knee that buckled "Bendo" and followed that up with a hard left hand that took Henderson's legs out from under him.

Seeing this, the referee ran in to call a halt to the action.

Immediately, Henderson disputed the decision.

The crowd did the same. It's a call that is certainly up for debate, as these calls always are, but Henderson's legs were gone and he was, at the very least, knocked out in a flash. His waking up in the process of the stoppage creates a bad look, but if safety truly comes first perhaps this was the right call.

What do you think, Maniacs?

For complete UFC Fight Night 49 results and coverage of all the night's action click here.

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