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UFC Fight Night 49 in Tweets: Pros react to Rafael dos Anjos' stunning knockout of Benson Henderson, John McCarthy's stoppage, more

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Rafael dos Anjos shook up the lightweight division in a major way at UFC Fight Night 49, stopping former record-tying champion Benson Henderson with a stunning first-round assault to vault his own name into instant title contention. The Brazilian showed little fear of Henderson, charging inside with a flying knee then following up his salvo with a devastating left hand that sent the division's assumed No. 1 toppling to the canvas.

Referee "Big" John McCarthy quickly jumped in to stop the contest, however once the shock of dos Anjos' division-changing upset subsided, debate about McCarthy's quick trigger continued to rage across social media, prompting a slew of fighters to weigh-in on the situation.

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