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UFC Fight Night Tulsa post-fight bonuses: dos Anjos pockets $50k for KO upset over Henderson

In keeping up with the trend set earlier today in Macau, the UFC handed out four performance bonuses in Tulsa.

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The UFC's first event in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 20 years featured a variety of entertaining - and violent - action that certainly sent the crowd home happy. The card hosted upsets, the UFC's first omaplata submission and several KO wins to boot.

Brazil's Rafael dos Anjos earned the biggest upset of the night when he knocked out former lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the opening round of their main event contest. It was a dominant performance from the start and saw dos Anjos take command with his strikes before landing a flying knee and a left hook to finish the job.  He earned a well-deserved performance bonus - his first in four years and third overall.

Jordan Mein also picked up an impressive first round knockout over Mike Pyle, whom he finished in exactly 72 seconds of cage time. Mein is 3-1 since joining the UFC and has now picked up his second performance bonus during that stint.

Thales Leites picked up his biggest win in years when he knocked out Francis Carmont just 20 seconds into the second round of their feature fight on the main card.  The win extends his streak to seven consecutive victories, four of which took place inside the octagon. This is his second post-fight bonus and his first since 2007.

Ben Saunders made an emphatic statement in his first fight in the UFC octagon in over four years, as he hit a modified omoplata to finish Chris Heatherly in less than three minutes of cage time. It was undoubtedly one of the better finishes on tonight's card  - at the very least the rarest - and earned Saunders his first ever UFC post-fight bonus.

Performance of the Night: Rafael dos Anjos, Jordan Mein, Thales Leites, Ben Saunders

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