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Two New Bouts Added To UFC Fight Night 49

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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

C.B. Dollaway Continues International Dominance In Germany

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Former Arizona State University wrestler and ex-Ultimate Fighter competitor C.B. Dollaway took the flight to Germany and controlled Francis Carmont, earning a decision victory Saturday at UFC Fight Night 41.

With the victory, Dollaway (15-5) is now 4-1 in his last five fights. His wins have come in Germany, Brazil twice and the U.S. for the other two.

While he didn't get to follow up on his knockout of Cezar Ferreira, Dollaway was pleased with his improvement on his feet.

"My hands allow me to get people off trying to defend my takedowns," he said. "That opens them up."

Dollaway has now defeated Carmont and Ferreira since a split decision loss to Tim Boetsch. Prior to that, he had defeated Daniel Sarafian and Jason "Mayhem" Miller.

With the win over Carmont, who was ranked ninth in the latest UFC middleweight poll, Dollaway feels he has finally arrived.

"I should be in the Top-10 now," he said. "Next week, I'll pick someone out (for my next fight). I'm too tired now."

For Carmont (22-9), the loss was a second straight after winning 11 in a row from 2008-13. He lost via decision to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza earlier this year.

Where Is GSP In Terms Of Fighting Again? Still On The Fence

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hasn't completely left the sport of MMA despite not competing actively himself anymore. For instance, he is currently in Berlin to corner teammate Francis Carmont this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi.

While attempting to remain in the shadows, St-Pierre did grant an interview to those on-scene, including

GSP, who vacated the title last December after a decision victory over Johny Hendricks, discussed another reason why he did what he did. Previously, the Canadian has talked in-depth about the lack of drug testing administered in the sport as a main reason for his move to stop fighting for the time being.

"I've been doing this since I was 19. I'm 33 now," St-Pierre said. "When I fought (Carlos) Condit, I was very hungry. I was very happy to be there. I wanted to do it a lot. (Nick) Diaz, a little bit less.

"The last training camp I had with (Hendricks), I didn't have the same motivation. I need to get back to that feeling of hunger."

St-Pierre was returning from knee surgery when he defeated Condit to unify the welterweight titles. His fight with Diaz was another successful title defense, as was his decision over Hendricks.

Despite being regarded as one of the top fighters in the world, GSP says he needs to "get the motivation back.

"It's hard because it's always the same routine," he continued. "I need to fix some things in my life to make it more efficient. Once everything can be done, maybe I'll come back. We'll see how it goes."

He's constantly stated that a return would happen in the future, but now, GSP made it clear that is up in the air, stating, "I can't say yes, I can't say no, because I just don't know right now."

St-Pierre turned 33 earlier this month and holds the UFC record for most wins at 19 and most successful title defenses at nine for the welterweight division. He has also spent a record five-plus hours inside the Octagon.

Carmont takes on C.B. Dollaway this Saturday in the co-main event. FightLine will be providing complete coverage, including live play-by-play, of the entire card from Germany. It airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

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