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UFC Fight Night 49 Averages Less Than Stellar TV Ratings

Andrew Ravens

UFC Fight Night 49

Source: MMA Fighting.com

UFC Fight Night 49 went down last Saturday night on Fox Sports 1 with the main event of Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos. The rating is in for that show and it averaged 689,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1.

UFC Fight Night 49 peaked with 962,000 viewers for the Max Holloway vs. Clay Collard fight and that was not even the main event. This has to make UFC officials a bit concerned. The event only drew 7,000 fans at the BOK center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Down below is the play-by-play from Benson Henderson – Rafael dos Anjos:

Loud “Benson” chant right from the start as they square off. Dos Anjos takes early control of the center of the Octagon, but it’s Henderson, who lands with a kick to the lead leg. Massive hooks just misses by Henderson, who follows with a right and eats a left. Excellent body shot from Henderson and it gets answered right back. Push-kick by Henderson sends RFA flying to the canvas. Dos Anjos catches him against the fence, lands a combo and follows up with a knee. RDA continues to attack and he stuns Henderson. The ref steps in and this one is all over, as John McCarthy called it. Henderson tries to tell him he is fine and can keep going, but we have a huge upset to conclude the evening.

Rafael dos Anjos def. Benson Henderson via KO (strike) at 2:31 of Round 1

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