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There were some pretty memorable knockouts at the UFC Fight Night 49 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place on FOX Sports 1 last Saturday night (Aug. 23, 2014) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, including the main event shocker that saw Ben Henderson crumble against the Brazilian bombs of Rafael dos Anjos (full results here). Watch it all unfold in the Fight Motion -- also known as "Phantom Cam" -- video above. read news >>
Following his shock KO over Ben Henderson, Rafael dos Anjos can now call himself one of the top 3 contenders at lightweight.
It was a good weekend to be Brazilian, as Rafael dos Anjos, Thales Leites, and Wilson Reis all came away with wins at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa. Dos Anjos and Leites were the biggest movers in this week's rankings update, with the lightweight moving into the top 3 and Leites crawling closer towards top 10 territory. The pound-for-pound rankings changed up a bit following th read news >>
One of the fastest wins of Rafael dos Anjos’ career was also the biggest. The Brazilian lightweight became the first man to knock out former UFC champion Ben Henderson at UFC Fight Night 49, and his coaches knew that a flying knee could get the job done.
"I trained that knee a lot in the locker room with master Rafael Cordeiro," dos Anjos told MMAFighting.com. "On my way to the Octagon, master Roberto Gordo told me ‘Rafael, do that knee because it’s working. Remember it, believe it.’"
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BE's striking specialist breaks down the Muay Thai skills that Rafael Dos Anjos used to knock out Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night Tulsa, the product of a better-than-ever trainer in Rafael Cordeiro of Kings MMA.
Watching Rafael Dos Anjos melt former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson in the first round, I was struck by the progress of two different members of the mixed martial arts community. The first was Dos Anjos himself: it's hard to think of another fighter read news >>
Meanwhile, Ben Henderson lost his No. 1 Lightweight ranking after getting stopped in the first round by "RDA" in Tulsa. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le" (results) and UFC Fight Night 49 "Henderson vs Dos Anjos" (results) from last Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014), which took place in Macau, China and Tulsa, Okla., respectively.
Rafael dos Anjos is now the No. 3-ranked Lightweight after knocking out Ben Henderson i read news >>
At UFC Fight Night 49, Rafael dos Anjos shook up the lightweight division with a surprise win over former 155-pound champion Benson Henderson.
The Brazilian recorded only one knockout win in his first 14 UFC bouts. However, with a stoppage victory over Henderson on Saturday, Dos Anjos has scored knockouts in back-to-back outings. With his recent power surge, Dos Anjos has vaulted into lightweight title conversation.
Meanwhile, Henderson hopes of returning to the top of the 155-pound class are be read news >>
The moment John McCarthy jumped in to stop the Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson fight on Saturday night in Tulsa, the UFC's lightweight championship picture was suddenly muddled up. Henderson (21-3) was in the Rich Franklin position during Anderson Silva's middleweight title reign, of being arguably the second-best fighter in the division behind champion Anthony Pettis, but not being in contention for a title shot. Pettis had beaten him twice, and did so quickly and decisively in their seco read news >>
Following Rafael dos Anjos’ TKO win over former lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 49, fighters and industry personalities reacted to the upset via Twitter. read news >>
Lots of sudden violence occurred at UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma including a big win for Rafael dos Anjos over Benson Henderson. What did we learn in retrospect?
Thanks for the awful advice. Benson Henderson by Decision? Seriously? dos Anjos straight gilded him and his toothpick, Khal Drogo style. What are you looking at me for? I didn't pick Henderson.
Oh. No wonder your writing suddenly became less erratic, and disorganized.
Kudos to Phil for taking over. Thankfully for BE, we'll get to see mor read news >>