UFC FN 49: Benson Henderson to Battle Rafael dos Anjos
By FCF Staff
It hasn’t taken Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos long to line up their next bouts, as following their wins on June 7th, the two have been booked to fight each other August 23rd. The lightweight fight will headline UFC FN 49, which will be hosted by Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BOK Center.
Henderson (21-3) took out Rustam Khabilov with a fourth round, rear-naked-choke at UFC FN 42, after earning a split decision win over Josh Thomson in January. The only man to defeat “Smooth” in his last 10 fights is reigning champ Anthony Pettis.
Dos Anjos (21-7), meanwhile, is coming off a stoppage win over Jason High, after dropping a unanimous decision to Khabib Nurmagomedov in April. The lightweight contender is 4-1 in his last 5 fights.
UFC FN 49 will also feature a notable welterweight fight between Jordan Mein and Thiago Alves.