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UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos fight card

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A look at the August 23rd UFC Fight Night show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Ben Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos meet in a five-round main event.

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Next month the UFC heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a promising looking Fight Night card that features Ben Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos in a big lightweight affair. Rather surprisingly, Francis Carmont is matched up with Thales Leites, and that's been pegged as the co-main event. It should be noted though that the poster actually promotes Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle, so take that for what it's worth.

The highlight of the main card is clearly Brandon Thatch against Jordan Mein, which is basically violence overload if  you're a fan of both fighters. Featherweight prospect Mirsad Bektic takes on Max Holloway, who replaces the injured Ernest Chavez. On the prelims, Wilson Reis drops to 125 lbs to fight Tim Elliiott, while Neil Magny fights for the 4th time this year as he faces Alex Garcia.

It's a good card on paper and I can't wait  for August 23rd. Here's a look at the finalized line-up:

Main Card (Fox Sports 1, 10 PM ET)

Ben Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Francis Carmont vs. Thales Leites
Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle
Jordan Mein vs. Brandon Thatch
Max Holloway vs. Mirsad Bektic
Chas Skelly vs. Tom Niinimaki

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2, 8 PM ET)

Neil Magny vs. Alex Garcia
Tim Elliott vs. Wilson Reis
James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro
Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 7:30 PM ET)

Aaron Phillips vs. Matt Hobar