Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
Mike Constantino took exception to Mike Dolce's recent comments regarding MMA manager rates, saying it's the same as saying "you don't need to pay a diet guru 20 percent to buy your groceries."
Mike Dolce probably isn't a fan favorite among mixed martial arts (MMA) managers at the moment.
The nutrition guru, who has helped countless prominent MMA fighters make weight for their bouts, recently advised them to fire certain managers who are taking up to 20 percent of their earnings for representati more
ONE FC will make its first trip to Dubai in August, and the card will feature four championship fights.
Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki will put his title on the line against Kamal Shalorus, while welterweight champion Nobutatsu Suzuki takes on former Bellator kingpin Ben Askren in a five-round bout, ONE FC announced Thursday.
ONE FC 19 takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE, on August 29. The promotion has yet to announce the other title fights.
Aoki (35-6, 1 no-contest) put more
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While it may have been the "guy in the truck" who made the fatal flaw of prompting Joe Rogan to ask the question, he wasn't the one coming up with the idea.
Dana White may have been furious with "truck man" for pushing Joe Rogan to ask Ronda Rousey about the potential of headlining UFC 176, after her 15 second defeat of Alexis Davis, but the guy in the truck may have been operating under the guidance of a higher power. Namely, the rest of the UFC executives, which Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports reve more
Several bouts have been added to the August 23 UFC card in Macau, headlined by Michael Bisping and Cung Le.
The UFC's third trip to Macau is shaping up to be the best one yet, as this Fight Pass card will be featuring two bouts with divisional significance and top 10 contenders in Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le, and Tyron Woodley vs. Dong Hyun Kim. Apart from the TUF: China Featherweight finals, more bouts have been added to the card, as reported first by MMA-in-Asia.com.
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Looks like the UFC may have a new title challenger in the making with the signing of hot prospect and former boxing champion Holly Holm.
I said recently that the UFC could not be satisfied with their current efforts to find top talent in the bantamweight division. They needed to reach out and sign any and every name available. Picking up solid vets as cheaply as possible, or young talent coming up through the ranks wasn't going to help them promote one of the most marketable stars in the sport r more