Having lost the UFC title to Anthony Pettis last August, Henderson has won back-to-back bouts since, and is looking for a victory on Saturday night to keep him in a hunt for a return shot at the belt.
Dos Anjos had been on a run of his own into title contention, but had that disrupted by Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this year. He bounced back with a victory over Jason High, but a win over Henderson would raise dos Anjos’ stock considerably.
None of the fighters had any issues making weight.
With Clay Collard stepping up to fight Max Holloway on short notice, their bout was previously agreed upon as a 149-pound catchweight.
UFC Fight Night 49 Official Weigh-In Results
Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155)
Mike Pyle (170.75) vs. Jordan Mein (170.25)
Francis Carmont (185.75) vs. Thales Leites (185.25)
Max Holloway (149) vs. Clay Collard (149.75)
James Vick (154.75) vs. Walmir Lazaro (155)
Chas Skelly (145.5) vs. Tom Niinimaki (145.25)
Neil Magny (170.75) vs. Alex Garcia (170)
Beneil Dariush (155.5) vs. Tony Martin (155.5)
Aaron Phillips (135.25) vs. Matt Hobar (135)
Ben Saunders (170) vs. Chris Heatherly (170)
Wilson Reis (124.75) vs. Joby Sanchez (125)