UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos

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UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
UFN 49 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
VenueBOK Center
CityTulsa, Oklahoma
Total gate$452,075[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto

UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos (also known as UFC Fight Night 49) was a mixed martial arts event held on August 23, 2014, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[2]


The event was headlined by Lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos.[3]

The event is the second visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first being UFC 4, nearly 20 years ago.[4]

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.[5] Subsequently, Thatch also pulled out of the bout with Mein citing a toe injury.[6] 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.[7]

As a result of the cancellation of UFC 176, bouts between Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin, James Vick vs. Valmir Lazaro[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] In turn, Bektic pulled out of the bout in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Clay Collard.[11]

Tim Elliott was expected to face Wilson Reis at the event. However, Elliott pulled out of the bout in the days leading up to the event. Reis faced promotional newcomer Joby Sanchez.[12]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[14]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Rafael dos Anjos, Jordan Mein, Thales Leites, and Ben Saunders

Reported payout[edit]

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.[15]

  • 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 49 draws reported 7,119 attendance for $452,075 live gate". MMAjunkie.com. August 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "UFC announces July 16 card in Atlantic City, Aug. 23 card in Tulsa". MMAjunkie.com. April 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Ryan Grab (2014-06-17). "UFC in Tulsa main event announced". tulsaworld.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  4. ^ Staff (April 20, 2014). "UFC announces Fight Night at BOK Center Aug. 23". tulsaworld.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Hunter Homistek (July 2, 2014). "Thiago Alves Out, Brandon Thatch in vs. Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night 49". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Staff (August 2, 2014). "Brandon Thatch withdraws from Jordan Mein fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  7. ^ Jason Floyd (August 6, 2014). "Jordan Mein vs. Mike Pyle booked for UFC Fight Night 49 co-main event following injuries to Brandon Thatch and Demian Maia". themmareport.com. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  8. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Beniel Dariush-Tony Martin, Walmir Lazaro-James Vick rebooked for UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  9. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Neil Magny replaces Matt Dwyer, meets Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 49". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  10. ^ Andrew Ravens (2014-07-11). "Max Holloway steps in for Ernest Chavez & will fight Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night 49". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  11. ^ Staff (2014-08-18). "Mirsad Bektic out, newcomer Clay Collard meets Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 49". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  12. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-08-14). "Joby Sanchez replaces Tim Elliott, meets Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night 49". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  14. ^ Staff (2014-08-24). "UFC Fight Night 49 bonuses: Four fighters get $50,000 'Performance' awards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  15. ^ C.J. Tuttle (September 3, 2014). "UFC Fight Night Tulsa Salaries: Rafael dos Anjos Earns Event High $76,000". sherdog.com. Retrieved September 3, 2014.