UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
|UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||August 23, 2014|
Jordan Mein was expected to face Thiago Alves at the event. However, Alves pulled out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Brandon Thatch. Subsequently, Thatch also pulled out of the bout with Mein citing a toe injury. In turn, Mein faced Mike Pyle at the event, as Pyle's scheduled opponent Demian Maia, also pulled out of their bout with a staph infection.
As a result of the cancellation of UFC 176, bouts between Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin, James Vick vs. Valmir Lazaro and Matt Dwyer vs. Alex Garcia were rescheduled for this event. However, Dwyer was removed from his bout with Garcia and replaced by Neil Magny.
Ernest Chavez was expected to face Mirsad Bektic at the event. However, Chavez was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway. In turn, Bektic pulled out of the bout in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Clay Collard.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Lightweight||Rafael dos Anjos||def.||Benson Henderson||KO (flying knee and punch)||1||2:31|
|Welterweight||Jordan Mein||def.||Mike Pyle||TKO (punches)||1||1:12|
|Middleweight||Thales Leites||def.||Francis Carmont||KO (punches)||2||0:20|
|Catchweight (149 lbs)||Max Holloway||def.||Clay Collard||TKO (punches)||3||3:47|
|Lightweight||James Vick||def.||Valmir Lazaro||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Chas Skelly||def.||Tom Niinimäki||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||2:35|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 2)|
|Welterweight||Neil Magny||def.||Alex Garcia||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Beneil Dariush||def.||Tony Martin||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||2||3:38|
|Bantamweight||Matt Hobar||def.||Aaron Phillips||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Ben Saunders||def.||Chris Heatherly||Submission (omoplata)||1||2:18|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Flyweight||Wilson Reis||def.||Joby Sanchez||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: None awarded
- Performance of the Night: Rafael dos Anjos, Jordan Mein, Thales Leites, and Ben Saunders
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.
- Rafael dos Anjos: $76,000 ($38,000 win bonus) def. Benson Henderson: $48,000
- Jordan Mein: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pyle: $51,000
- Thales Leites: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Francis Carmont: $30,000
- Max Holloway: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Clay Collard: $8,000
- James Vick: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Valmir Lazaro: $8,000
- Chas Skelly: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Tom Niinimäki: $10,000
- Neil Magny: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Alex Garcia: $12,000
- Beneil Dariush: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Tony Martin: $8,000
- Matt Hobar: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Phillips: $8,000
- Ben Saunders: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Chris Heatherly: $8,000
- Wilson Reis: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Joby Sanchez: $8,000
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