Almost twenty years in the making, the UFC make their second trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma after last hosting an event in the city in 1995. The card will be headlined by a pivotal lightweight tilt between former champion Benson Henderson and hungry contender Rafael Dos Anjos, in a battle between two fighters close to the top of the ladder. Henderson has won two straight and racked up an impressive 9-1 record inside the Octagon, while Dos Anjos has won six of his last seven.
In the co-main event, Mike Pyle and Jordan Mein square off after their respective opponents, Demian Maia and Brandon Thatch, fell out due to injury. The veteran Pyle is fourteen years Mein’s senior, though Mein is in fact the more experience of the two fighters, fighting a staggering 37 times as a professional.
Thales Leites will look for fourth Octagon win in a row after returning to the promotion, and in the process will hand Francis Carmont a third straight loss if he can get past the tough Frenchman. Carmont has been on a recent skid after going 6-0 in his opening six Octagon bouts, and will look to re-find the form that led to an eleven fight winning streak.
Elsewhere on the main card are bouts between prospects Max Holloway and Clay Collard, James Vick faces Valmir Lazaro and Chas Skelly looks to bounce back from his first professional loss against Tom Niinimaki. The preliminary card is headlined by a contest between a pair of welterweights who have recently been on a tear, as TUF 16 alum Neil Magny meets Alex Garcia.
Check out the weigh-in results for the card below.
Main Card: FOX Sports 1 (10pm ET/7pm PT)
Lightweight bout: (#1) Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. (#5) Rafael Dos Anjos (155)
Welterweight bout: (#13) Mike Pyle (170.75 vs. Jordan Mein (170.25)
Middleweight bout: (#12) Francis Carmont (185.75) vs. (#15) Thales Leites (185.25)
149lbs catchweight bout*: Max Holloway (149) vs. Clay Collard (149.75)
Lightweight bout: James Vick (154.75) vs. Valmir Lazaro (155)
Featherweight bout: Chas Skelly (145.5) vs. Tom Niinimaki (145.25)
Preliminary Card: FOX Sports 2 (8pm ET/5pm PT)
Welterweight bout: Neil Magny (170.75) vs. Alex Garcia (170)
Lightweight bout: Beneil Dariush (155.5) vs. Tony Martin (155.5)
Bantamweight bout: Aaron Phillips (135.25) vs. Matt Hobar (135)
Welterweight bout: Ben Saunders (170) vs. Chris Heatherly (170)
Preliminary Card: UFC Fight Pass (7.30pm ET/4.30pm PT)
Flyweight bout: Wilson Reis (125.75) vs. Joby Sanchez (125)
*Collard was a late replacement, so a 149lbs catchweight was agreed.