UFC Fight Nights 48 and 49: A Complete Guide to the Cards

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UFC Fight Nights 48 and 49: A Complete Guide to the Cards
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Benson Henderson

This Saturday, the UFC double-dips again with two cards in the same 24 hours. 

The marathon begins on the other side of the world from Zuffa HQ, when UFC Fight Night 48 goes down in Macau, China. It airs entirely on UFC Fight Pass, the company's subscription streaming service.

Earlier this summer, UFC prez Dana White indicated that the company's international Fight Pass cards are not "for" American fans. This is one of those cards, replete with a 9 a.m. ET start time and a large helping of anonymous Chinese fighters.

So take note, Yanks. This card is not for you. Do with that as you will.

The day culminates that evening with an appearance from the greatest unintentional heel in the UFC today, at least this side of Jon Jones. That's right, it's Benson Henderson, who is tangling with Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Fight Night 49. The winner could be in prime position to challenge for the lightweight belt.

Assuming you get eight hours of sleep per night and are either non-American or prepared to flout White's Fight Pass edict, this shakes out to 1.3 fights per hour. Hope you cleared your calendar!

Here's a breakdown of both cards, with a quick overview of the undercards and then the usual information capsules, predictions and viewing coordinates for every main card bout. Please enjoy.

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