Two new bouts have been added to UFC Fight Night 49, as Demian Maia meets Mike Pyle and Thales Leites squares off with Francis Carmont.
Set for August 23 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will meet Rafael dos Anjos in the main event.
Maia (19-6) snapped a two-fight losing skid by besting Alexander Yakovlev this past May. The former middleweight No. 1 contender is 5-3 in his last eight overall, losing via decision to Chris Weidman, Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald.
Pyle (26-9-1) is 5-1 in his last six, losing only to Matt Brown via knockout last August. He is coming off a TKO victory over TJ Waldburger.
Leites (23-4) holds a 6-0 record in his last six bouts, including three straight since returning to the UFC. He finished Trevor Smith in April following decision wins over Ed Herman and Tom Watson.
Carmont (22-9) will be trying to snap a two-fight losing skid after winning his first six in the UFC. He has suffered back-to-back decision defeats at the hands of CB Dollaway and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
Below is the current list of fights for the card:
Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Flyweight: Wilson Reis vs. Tim Elliott
Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. Jordan Mein
Featherweight: Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly
Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Mirsad Bektic
Bantamweight: Aaron Phillips vs. Matt Hobar
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont
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