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  • 11 days ago
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Benson Henderson is one of the most polarizing individuals in the UFC’s lightweight division. The former champion seems to garner more hatred every time he steps into the cage. After suffering his second defeat eight days before the one-year anniversary of losing the belt to Anthony Pettis, one must wonder what is next for the man simply known as “Smooth.” Henderson’s defeat at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos has pushed him down to No. 4 in the UFC’s official rankings. Unfortunately for Henderson, read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Top-ranked lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos led the reported payroll for UFC Fight Night 49, taking home $76,000 for his stunning main event knockout win over Benson Henderson, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. Henderson, a former UFC lightweight champion who previous to the setback had never suffered a defeat via KO/TKO, earned $48,000 for his losing efforts. In addition to dos Anjos and Henderson, four fighters from the card e read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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And he says stopping Rafael dos Anjos from dishing out further punishment to an unconscious ex-champ at UFC Fight Night 49, was the right call to make. Known as one of the best, if not the best, referee in mixed martial arts (MMA), John McCarthy has received his fair share of criticism in the past for what many deemed as bad calls inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon. Case in point, "Big John" came under fire back on Aug. 23, 2014, when he put a halt to the main event fight at read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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Big John McCarthy last officiated a UFC bout in Nevada in 2007, a long time for one of MMA’s most revered referees to stay out of the "fight capital of the world." That will all change on Sept. 27, when McCarthy will join the rotation of officials at UFC 178 at the MGM Grand. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reported that McCarthy was coming back in mid-August. McCarthy had been vocal about his distaste for the Nevada Athletic Commission and its former head, Keith Kizer. But with a new regime in place, and pl read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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  • 20 days ago
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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 >>

  • 20 days ago
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Benson Henderson had proven to be a reliable drawing card for UFC on both FOX, and most recently, FS 1. But just as his success in the lightweight ranks ran into a brick wall like fist of Rafael dos Anjos on Saturday night, so did his main event drawing power.Saturday's FS 1 show averaged 689,000 viewers, the third-lowest for a Saturday night Fight Night to date on the station. What made the number more surprising was when Henderson scored one of his most impressive wins of his career, when he d read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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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 >>

  • 21 days ago
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You didn’t think we were going to get through an entire Benson Henderson fight without a little controversy, did you? Sorry, but that’s just not how he rolls. Just as they seemingly always do after his fights, opinions differ on Henderson’s knockout loss to Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 49. Depending on whose social media ramblings you follow, a lot of things may or may not have happened. Dos Anjos may or may not have stunned Henderson with a flying knee read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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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.’" dos Anjos, read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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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 >>

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