Jun 7, 2014; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Rafael Dos Anjos (red) celebrates his victory over Jason High (blue) after their lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night 42 at Tingley Coliseum. Dos Anjos won via second round stoppage. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Fight Night 49 results: Rafael dos Anjos stuns Benson Henderson with KO in Round 1

In the main event of UFC Fight Night 49, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson faced off against Rafael dos Anjos in a battle of two of the top 155-pounders in the world.

Henderson (21-3) entered Saturday night’s fight at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on a two-fight winning streak. In his last appearance back in June, Henderson scored a win over Rustam Khabilov with what was his first stoppage victory in four years.

He was hoping to keep the momentum rolling on Saturday night.

For dos Anjos (21-7), who was coming off of a TKO win over Jason High, it was the most important fight of his career.

With a win over Henderson, dos Anjos would be positioned for another top-tier opponent that could set himself up for a potential shot at the title.

Play-by-play coverage from the bout can be seen below:

Round 1: Henderson went right to the center of the cage and started pawing out his ab to gauge the range. The two men exchanged leg kicks. Dos Anjos hit Henderson with a left hand and dos Anjos fired of another combination to follow it up. Henderson knocked dos Anjos to the mat with a front kick to the body, but dos Anjos popped back to his feet and put the pressure on Henderson. Dos Anjos hit Henderson with a flying knee before before dos Anjos went after Henderson with a huge left hand that put Henderson out. It was a huge win for dos Anjos who could one or two wins away from a title shot.

Official Result: Rafael dos Anjos def. Benson Henderson via KO (punch) – Round 1, 2:31

The current results for UFC Fight Night 48 can be seen below:

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the day, as we bring you live play-by-play coverage of the second event from the UFC double-header on the scene from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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