411's UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos Report 8.23.14
Posted by Robert Winfree on 08.24.2014
Rafael Dos Anjos defeated Benson Henderson via RD1 TKO, Jordan Mein defeated Mike Pyle via RD1 TKO, Thales Leites defeated Francis Carmont via RD2 TKO and more! Check out 411’s complete UFC Fight Night 49 report for all the details!
Greetings everyone, hope your day has been well and welcome to 411mania's coverage of UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos. I'm your host for the evening, Robert Winfree. My voodoo curse hasn't been acting up lately so let's keep our fingers crossed that Papa Shango has found something better to do than curse events I watch. As a disclaimer, I did visit a popular fried chicken establishment today so Clucky might be feeling vengeful. If you haven't heard the latest 411 Ground and Pound show now is as good a time as any to check out 411's exclusive weekly MMA podcast.
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Flyweight Bout: Wilson Reis (124.75 lbs.) VS Joby Sanchez (125 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Reis fights southpaw. Sanchez moving around the perimeter, he's wary of the takedown. Both men getting a feel for the distance early, Sanchez trying to get his jab working. Body kick from Sanchez, Brian Stann on commentary lets us know they're fighting in a 25 foot Octagon tonight instead of the 30 foot one, which was used in China early this morning. Reis working some leg kicks now, trying to slow Sanchez down a little. Reis lands a left uppercut that has Sanchez backing up. Head kick from Reis is blocked, Sanchez lands a right hand to the chin. They clinch up but nothing comes from it and they break without an incident. Reis hits a quick takedown and gets Sanchez's back in the scramble. Sanchez gets up and Reis takes him back down immediately. Reis gets the back again as Sanchez stands, this time Ries has both hooks in while Sanchez is standing. Reis landing some short punches while looking for the choke. Reis isn't going to get anything meaningful before the clock runs out.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Reis
ROUND TWO: Circling from Sanchez to start the second. Sanches trying to find his range, Reis lands a solid counter left. Sanchez keeps pressing the action and lands a lead left hook that gets Reis down. Sanchez keeps smart pressure, he lands a kick to the face that drops Reis! Sanchez tries to swarm for a finish, Reis is able to push him off on the ground and regain his feet but he still seems wobbled. Sanchez gives Reis a bit of time to recover and Reis gets Sanchez into the fence. Reis hits a double leg but Sanchez is up immediately. Reis still has the body lock against the fence, he takes Sanchez down again and has the back as Sanchez stands. Reis sitting on the back against the fence, Sanchez hits a few elbows to the thigh and Reis gets off his back and circles away. Body kick from Reis lands. They trade some left hooks, Reis shoots and they wind up on the fence again. Sanchez avoids being taken down but Reis keeps him pressed into the fence. Reis drags Sanchez down, gets the back again but he wont do anything with it in the final ten seconds.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Sanchez, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Sanchez wings a right hand to start the final round, but it misses. Inside leg kick from Reis. Reis lands a left hand, Sanchez returns it and Reis shoots and gets Sanchez down. Sanchez is back up quickly but Reis keeps him pressed into the fence. Reis trips Sanchez down, he gets the mount and Sanchez again gives up his back in order to stand up. Reis keeps the back and begins throwing short left punches while looking for a choke. Reis gives up the back, executes another takedown but can't secure any control and Sanchez regains his feet and slides away from a possible clinch. Sanchez is pushing forward with some punches now, he's missing most of them. Reis lands another left and secures a takedown against the fence. Reis again gets the back, this time he tries for the choke quickly. Reis has the arm around the face, Sanchez gives the thumbs up and the arm isn't under the chin. Reis bails on the choke and Sanchez turns and gets up. Sanchez lands a couple of right hands. Sanchez wont be able to land anything substantial before the final horn.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Reis, 29-28 Reis overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Wilson Reis via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
That does it for the Fight Pass fights, on to Fox Sports 2.
Welterweight Bout: Chris Heatherly (170 lbs.) VS Ben Saunders (170 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Saunders fighting southpaw. Saunders throwing some early kicks, Heatherly catches on and takes him down. Heatherly fights towards passing but Saunders uses a rubber guard, then mission control position to tie Heatherly up. Saunders is close to a triangle choke but has both arms trapped instead of just one. Elbows from Saunders. Heatherly tries to spin out, Saunders rolls with him and has a locked up omoplata. Saunders gets a hand on Heatherly's to help apply pressure with the hold and Heatherly fights for a moment before tapping out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Ben Saunders via Submission, Omoplata, at 2:18 of Round 1
Saunders says he feels on top of the world, then thanks his team for getting him back to this point. Saunders has a prototype t-shirt he models on Jon Anik. Saunders says he tries to be dangerous all around, then says he wants to be exciting for the fans.
That might be the first ever Omoplata finish in UFC history, if there's another one I can't think of it. The First Round Finish Club thanks Mr. Saunders for his contribution this evening.
Bantamweight Bout: Matt Hobar (135 lbs.) VS Aaron Phillips (135.25 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Both men fight southpaw. Leg kick from Phillips, Hobar closes the distance and they clinch against the fence. Hobar lands some punches on the break. Phillips lands a heavy leg kick, Hobar eats it and then lands a double leg takedown. Hobar on top in full guard, Phillips throws up an armbar that doesn't work, Phillips transitions to a triangle choke, Hobar pulls out of it and tries to pass but Phillips retains full guard. Phillips is throwing a lot of punches off of his back, Hobar avoids another triangle choke and passes to half guard. Phillips elevates Hobar, Hobar grabs his ankle to keep him from getting up and Hobar lands on top in side control. Hobar thinks about a north south choke, thinks better of it and returns to side control. Hobar throws some elbows to the face. Phillips shrimps and regains full guard. Phillips lands a couple of up kicks when Hobar stands. Phillips lands another as Hobar is coming down but Hobar lands in side control. Hobar working elbows again, Phillips shrimps again and gets full guard. Hobar lands a couple of punches, Phillips returns fire from his back. Phillips lands another up kick when Hobar stands. Hobar goes back into the full guard and lands some elbows from the guard as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Hobar
ROUND TWO: Hobar misses a left hand. Phillips lands a knee to the body but Hobar gets a takedown. Phillips immediately regains his feet, they're still clinched on the fence though. Phillips actually works a takedown, but Hobar stays on him and gets on top in the referee's position. Hobar lands some punches to the head, then knees to the head when Phillips gets to his feet. Phillips lands a knee to the body, Hobar keeps them clinched. Phillips lands another knee to the body. Phillips lands a knee to the head, Phillips gets the Thai clinch and lands a few more knees that gets Hobar to break away. Hobar lands a couple of punches but there's almost no steam on them. Phillips lands a crisp couple of punches. Stiff left from Phillips, an uppercut behind it he then grabs a Thai clinch and knees the body. Hobar with an elbow over the clinch and they break apart. Hobar immediately shoots and gets a takedown into full guard. Phillips throwing punches off of his back, throws up an armbar but bails on it quickly. Phillips lands another upkick as Hobar is standing, Hobar drops down into side control and lands an elbow that gets Phillips bleeding. More elbows from Hobar but Phillips regains half guard. Hobar closes with some hammerfists from the top.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Hobar, 20-18 Hobar overall
ROUND THREE: Hobar lands a left hand, then shoots and gets Phillips down against the fence. Hobar on top in half guard. Phillips is able to kick him off and land a knee to the body, but Hobar shoots and gets an elevated takedown into side control. Hobar works towards a head and arm choke but is on the wrong side of the body and Phillips defends it. Hobar decides to just elbow the head a few times. Phillips gets to the fence but Hobar pulls him away before he can use the fence to try and reverse. Phillips does use it to regain full guard. Phillips uses the cage to get to his feet, Hobar keeps the clinch and keeps Phillips pressed into the cage. Knee to the head from Hobar who drops down for a takedown. Hobar has a high crotch single leg but Phillips has it well defended. Phillips knees the body, Hobar uses it to take him down. Hobar working out of the full guard, Phillips is throwing from his back like he's getting paid by the punch. Hobar lands a few elbows. Phillips explodes to his feet but Hobar knees him in the face and then lands a left hook on the break. Both men swing and miss just before the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Hobar, 30-27 Hobar overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Matt Hobar via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
Round 2 could easily go to Phillips, I might have overrated Hobar's time in side control for that round.
Lightweight Bout: Tony Martin (155.5 lbs.) VS Beneil Dariush (155.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves, Dariush fights southpaw. Inside leg kick from Martin. Head kick from Martin is blocked, but he lands a heavy inside leg kick. Dariush counters with a straight left. Aother heavy inside leg kick from Martin. Dariush misses a left, Martin lands a quick flurry against the fence. Dariush lands a left to the body, Martin with a kick to the body. Body kick from Dariush. Martin pushes forward, lands some punches. Dariush lands a body kick, then a striking combination of punches and kicks into the clinch but Martin is able to break the clinch quickly. Martin ducks under a left from Dariush and shoots, they scramble and Martin gets the back standing. Dariush hand fights and breaks the grip. Martin keeps the body clinch from the back, Dariush turns into him but Martin throws a bunch of punches on the break. Dariush lands some punches, Martin lands one of his own. Dariush lands a hard body kick, Martin responds with a flurry. Dariush gets the clinch and drops for a quick takedown, has the back but has only seconds before the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Martin
ROUND TWO: Body kick early from Dariush. Right cross and inside leg kick both land for Martin. Left to the body from Dariush and they clinch up. Dariush tries for a takedown, Martin rolls him with a kimura and they wind up clinched on the fence again. Martin keeping Dariush against the fence. Dariush is able to spin him, Martin spins him again and drops for a takedown but Dariush spins away. Dariush lands some knees to the body as Martin fights to regain the clinch. Martin drops for a single, Dariush defends. The action stalls and the ref breaks them. Dariush shoots and spins Martin to the mat. Martin locks up half guard, Dariush breaks the legs, hops to mount then side control but had the arm triangle choke during the transitions and Martin has to tap.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Beneil Dariush via Submission, arm triangle choke, at 3:38 of Round 2
Dariush has some mic time. Dariush says Martin is tough and the first leg kicks hurt. Dariush felt Martin getting tired before he did so he kept pushing. Dariush talks through the grappling finish and how he countered the guillotine attempt with the arm triangle. Dariush then says his teammate Rafael dos Anjos will win in the main event.
Welterweight Bout: Alex Garcia (170 lbs.) VS Neil Magny (170.75 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Circling to start, Magny looks about a weight class bigger. Garcia throwing some power shots, he's not landing clean early but he's getting close. Magny lands a short left hook to counter some punches from Garcia. Garcia tries a rush, Magny ducks under and gets the back standing then trips Garcia down. Garcia spins into him and winds up on top. Magny is able to get up again and has the clinch, then trips Garcia down again. Magny on top while Garcia turtles, Garcia tries to hit a heel hook but Magny spins out and gets on top in half guard. Magny not doing a whole lot, short punches and elbows to the body. Magny trying to set up a kimura, but he's taking his time and mixing in strikes to the thigh and body. Magny bails on the kimura, Garcia kicks him off but can't get up safely so he stays on his back while Magny throws a few kicks towards the leg as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Magny
ROUND TWO: Garcia lands a jab to start. Garcia said between rounds his right knee was bothering him. Garcia lands a right hand. Garcia wings a right hand that misses but he shoots a double and gets the elevated slam into full guard. Garcia can't seem to posture, Magny not doing a whole lot off of his back. Magny pushes Garcia off and stands up. Garcia shoots again, this time Magny stuffs it and gets the clinch along the fence. Magny breaks away from the clinch. Magny lands a left-right combination. Garcia can't seem to find the range, now he's just winging punches to try and shoot, they wind up clinched on the fence. Magny lands some knees to the body and breaks away. Garcia misses a lunging left hook. They stare at each other for five seconds to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Garcia, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Garcia wings another punch and shoots, gets another slam takedown into full guard. Garcia working occasional punches to the head and body, Magny seems to be trying to get to the fence so he can wall walk. Garcia responds to a warning from the ref and throws more punches. Garcia postures up and stands, Magny goes under and stands but Garcia gets the back standing with one hook in. Magny throwing some elbows to the thigh, Garcia obliges but keeps the body lock and clinch against the fence. Magny gets double underhooks and gets the back standing but Garcia counters and spins Magny to the ground. Garcia on top in half guard against the fence. Garcia takes the back as Magny stands, both hooks in for a moment before Magny peels them off. Garcia sticks close to Magny and drops for a double, Magny responds with the Neutralizer for all you WWE fans out there. Garcia gets up immediately, Magny gets a final takedown at the bell.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Garcia, 29-28 Garcia overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Neil Magny via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27x2)
Who gave Magny all three rounds?
One of these days Clucky, I'm going to take some BBQ sauce to you.
Featherweight Bout: Tom Niinimaki (145.25 lbs.) VS Chas Skelly (145.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves and Tom has to duck under some Skelly hooks. Skelly clinches up and gets his hands locked behind the legs, Tom stands and Skelly tries to take the back. Skelly gets both hooks in, Tom trying to spin him off and wind up in the guard of Skelly. Skelly can't keep the position and Tom jumps on a guillotine when Skelly drops off but can't keep his hands locked and Skelly pulls his head out. They scramble and Skelly again has the back, this time he's got the arm under the chin and forces the submission.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Chas Skelly via Submission, rear naked choke, at 2:35 Round 1
Skelly says he feels great, then asks the crowd how they feel. They seem pretty good. Skelly says he was too passive in his first fight and wont let that happen again. He says that his team works a lot on grip strength and squeeze so even if it's just around the jaw you squeeze the life out of your opponent. Skelly thanks his supporters, including his parents who are in attendance, then says to be sure and tell everyone you love that you feel that way because you never know when that's your last time to see them.
The First Round Finish Club thanks Mr. Skelly, especially after the fight before it.
Lightweight Bout: Valmir Lazaro (155 lbs.) VS James Vick (154.75 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Vick trying some leg kicks early to find the range. Lazaro tries a leg kick but Vick checks it. Both men can't quite find the range so far, but they're looking for it. Leg kick from Lazaro lands. Leg kick from Vick, both men are checking almost as many as they're landing. Lazaro counters a jumping knee with a right hand, both men are willing to throw. Lazaro lands a couple of punches, Vick responds with a head kick. These guys are happy to get after each other. Both men land left hands, Vick starting to find a home for his right hand but Lazaro gets a body lock takedown. Vick sweeps Lazaro and forces Lazaro to scramble to his feet. Vick with a high kick, Lazaro with a left hook. Lazaro gets a body lock takedown but Vick is up immediately and lands a knee to the body in the clinch. Left to the liver from Vick, Lazaro shoots but Vick grabs the head and defends. Lazaro lands a right hand. Vick lands a combination as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Vick
ROUND TWO: Lazaro tries a right hand early, Vick avoids it. Vick ducks a punch and lands a punch body kick combination. Both men landing left hands, Lazaro hits a leg kick as well. Left to the body from Vick. Technique is out the window right now, both men throwing awful looking punches. Lazaro lands a couple of hard leg kicks. Lazaro now with some punch-kick combinations. Vick lands a right hand. Vick tries a horrible spinning backfist, Lazaro ducks under easily and lands a right hand. Hard right hand from Vick wobbles Lazaro, Vick tries to follow up but eats a right from Lazaro. Vick lands another right hand and Lazaro has clearly been hurt. Vick can't put a flurry together, Lazaro still trying to counter and lands a right hand. Another body shot from Vick, Lazaro gets a takedown to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Vick, 20-18 Vick overall
ROUND THREE: Lazaro hits a left to counter a high kick. Vick lands another strong right hand. Vick has really zeroed in on landing his right hand, Lazaro responds with a shot that winds up in a clinch against the fence. They break and Vick lands a left. Vick with another right after Lazaro misses a punch. Lazaro trying to jab, both men tired and have no defense. Vick with a left high kick that drops Lazaro but Lazaro gets up and shoots. They wind up on the fence, Vick tries to knee the body from the clinch but his shin goes into the groin of Lazaro and we've got time for him to recover. Lazaro recovers and we're going again. Vick lands a right hand almost immediately, then a stepping knee to the head. Vick trying to get his righ hand going again, Lazaro looks like he's trying to counter. Vick misses a lunging uppercut, lands a left though. Vick tries a flying knee but winds up on his back as the fight comes to an end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Vick, 30-27 Vick overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – James Vick via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28x2)
Vick says he felt rusty in there, he's glad he got a war to come back on. Vick says he didn't have the gas tank to get the finish but he saw Lazaro hurt more than once but couldn't get the finish. Vick asks for a Fight of the Night bonus, then thanks Tulsa and the UFC.
Given the short notice that Clay Collard took the next fight on both parties agreed to a catchweight of 149 lbs.
Catchweight Bout: Clay Collard (149.75 lbs.) VS Max Holloway (149 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Holloway fights southpaw. Both men work some outside leg kicks, Holloway lands a knee to the head in the clinch, then a head kick lands for Holloway as well. Another high kick from Holloway lands, and a right hook follow-up. Holloway is avoiding the punches of Collard and landing counters. Knee to the body from Holloway. Collard pushing forward and lands some punches to counter a body kick. They clinch up, Collard is tripped down but Hollaway lets him back up. Body kick from Hollaway but Collard lands a jumping kick to the head and a body kick of his own. Hollaway lands a right hand counter to a leg kick. Spinning back kick to the body from Hollaway. Both men showing no hesitation to throw strikes. Hollaway with another kick to the head, a right to head as well and Hollaway seems to have the range and timing down. Collard has a heck of a chin. Hollaway with another spinning kick to the body but Collard ducks into and and takes it to the face. Hollaway seems to be landing at will. Hollaway lands a spinning kick to the body as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Hollaway
ROUND TWO: Hollaway lands another head kick at the start of the round. Collard is falling just a little short to start the round. Hollaway lands a knee to the body, then a straight right to counter a Collard punch. Hollaway slips around some Collard punches and lands a jab. Stiff one-two and a flying knee from Hollaway all land flush but Collard just wont fall over. Collard dives on a single leg but Hollaway defends it against the fence. Hollaway is able to break away and returns to the center of the cage. Thrust kick to the body from Hollaway, Hollaway counters a takedown attempt but taking the back and Collard has to scramble out. Collard pushes forward and lands some body punches. Collard with a lead hand punch. Hollaway lands two punches and a head kick along the fence, Collard shakes it off. Collard shoots again, Hollaway takes the back in transition, Collard shakes him off and winds up on top but Hollaway has a triangle position with his legs. Collard pushes his arm through the legs and avoids the position. Hollaway climbs up with a triangle choke at the end, lands some elbows as well as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Hollaway, 20-18 Hollaway overall
ROUND THREE: Touch of the gloves for round three. Hollaway opens up with a one-two that lands. Collard dives for a single but Hollaway avoids it easily. Body kick from Hollaway, Collard pushing forward and throwing. Collard lands a body kick and clinches Hollaway against the fence. Collard looks for a single leg, Hollaway defends it and elbows the side of the head. Collard bails and comes up to clinch, Hollaway knees him in the body and circles away. Collard lands a left hand and keeps moving forward, Hollaway stuffs a takedown and knees the shoulder to put Collard on his back. Hollaway on top in half guard throwing some elbows to the body. Hollaway tries for an arm triangle but Collard rolls so Hollaway takes his back. Hollaway flattens Collard out and begins punching him in the head. Collard eats a couple of elbows as he moves to his back and gives up the mount. Hollaway could get a finish if he unloaded, Collard gives up the back again and Hollaway resumes punching him in the head. The ref has seen enough and stops it after Hollaway unloads an unanswered series of punches.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Max Hollaway via TKO at 3:47 Round 3
Hollaway starts by thanking Christ, than thanks Tulsa and asks for a round of applause for Collard who took the fight on ten days notice. Hollaway was surprised at how good Collard's cardio was and he thought he had a couple of rough rounds to start and wanted a finish. Hollaway then calls out Dennis Bermudez for a rematch, if not him Denis Siver and they could match spinning back kicks. Hollaway thanks his trainers and the fans.
Middleweight Bout: Thales Leites (185.25 lbs.) VS Francis Carmont (185.75 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves. Leites lands a leg kick. Carmont showing a jab. Leites pushes forward and clinches up with Carmont. Leites seems like he's trying to trip but Carmont uses a whizzer to avoid it and they break. Leites wings some punches, they don't land. Carmont misses a right hand. Inside leg kick from Carmont, then an outside kick that has Leites off balance for a moment. Leg kick from Leites. Carmont ducks under a punch and shoots, can't finish the takedown and just clinches Leites into the fence. Leites spins Carmont. Carmont spins Leites and then breaks away. Carmont tries another leg kick that has Leites a little off balance. Not a whole lot happening. Leites lands a right to the shoulder and clinches. Carmont spins Leites, Leites spins Carmont. Carmont spins Leites, then breaks away. Carmont lands a leg kick, Leites throws a couple of hooks. They stare at each other as the round ends.
SCORCARD: 10-10 DRAW
ROUND TWO: Leites lands a leg kick. Leites lands a right hand in close, he lets loose with a flurry, Carmont falls! Leites wings punches at his head on the ground and the ref has to stop it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Thales Leites via KO at :20 of Round 2
Leites says this is the new version of himself, then thanks God and his coaches. Leites then thanks his daughter, then apologizes if he forgot anyone he should have thanked. Leites says his coaches sometimes tell him to shoot in the corner but mean strike and his muy thai coach told him to keep pushing forward. Leites has no comment about his next opponent, he wants to recover and get stronger.
Thank heavens for that finish, because the first five minutes were awful.
Welterweight Bout: Jordan Mein (170.25 lbs.) VS Mike Pyle (170.75 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Pyle with a low kick early. Pyle reaches for a takedown but Mein avoids it easily. Mein avoids another takedown from Pyle. Leg kick from Mein, return from Pyle. A couple of hard left hooks from Mein and Pyle goes down! A couple of shots on the ground later and this is all over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Jordan Mein via TKO at 1:12 of Round 1
The First Round Finish Club salutes Mr. Mein for his contributions to tonight's show.
Mein says he feels great and wants to stay in either the co-main or main event. Mein says the punch that dropped Pyle felt clean and knew that with the proximity of the ref he could get the stoppage. Mein wanted to avoid over committing on his punches so he couldn't be taken down easily. Mein doesn't have a name for his next opponent but wants the same spot, or better, on the card.
With back to back finishes we get a replay of the Saunders vs. Heatherly fight from the prelims.
Lightweight Bout: Rafael Dos Anjos (155 lbs.) VS Benson Henderson (155.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Both men are southpaws. Body kick from dos Anjos. Henderson working the jab early. Low leg kick from Henderson. Hard combination from Henderson, dos Anjos fires back. Body punch from Henderson, leg kick from dos Anjos. Body kick from Henderson, then a thrust kick to the body shoves dos Anjos to the mat. Body kick from dos Anjos lands. Stiff left from dos Anjos lands, flying knee hits Henderson in the head, big left uppercut on the ground and Henderson is out!
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Rafael dos Anjos via KO at 2:31 of Round 1
Henderson was up relatively quickly and questioned the stoppage but he was clearly out for a second or two and the stoppage was justified.
Dos Anjos has no words, thanks Christ. Dos Anjos says he was training for everything and he knew his striking was better, just be patient but throw hard. Dos Anjos says Henderson was a great champion and he respects him but this is his time. Dos Anjos says he'll fight whoever the UFC wants him to.
The crowd is unhappy about that stoppage.
Henderson says he's gonna have to rewatch the tape on the fight, but it is what it is and there's still ups and downs. He throws out that he can still do all things through Christ and that you have to take the downs with the ups and he plans on being back.
That wraps up the show and the coverage. Be sure to tune in on Sunday at 8pm eastern to the 411 Ground and Pound radio show when both cards from this Saturday will be broken down and a preview of UFC 177. If you want to call in to that show the number is 323-657-0901 and I'll do my best to get you on the air. I'll be back next week with coverage of UFC 177, until then be sure to keep checking out 411mania for all your pop culture needs.