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Aaron Phillips (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is dropping from featherweight to bantamweight for a UFC Fight Night 49 matchup with Matt Hobar (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC).

UFC officials recently announced the bout.

UFC Fight Night 49 takes place Aug. 23 at Tulsa, Okla.’s BOK Center. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

It’s not clear where Hobar vs. Phillips will be placed on the lineup.

Phillips recently posted a 5-0 mark to earn a UFC contract. However, the 24-year-old then suffered a decision loss to Sam Sicilia in May. The 24-year-old Louisianan trains with the likes of UFC veteran Tim Credeur and posted three first-round knockout stoppages in his five pre-UFC bouts.

He now takes on Hobar, who also recently made an unsuccessful UFC debut. After winning three straight fights with Legacy FC, the 27-year-old Texan met Pedro Munhoz at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in May and suffered a TKO loss.

This is likely a must-win fight for both fighters.

The latest UFC Fight Night 49 lineup includes:

  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson
  • Timothy Elliott vs. Wilson Reis
  • Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein
  • Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly
  • Mirsad Bektic vs. Ernest Chavez
  • Matt Hobar vs. Aaron Phillips

For more on UFC Fight Night 49, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Matt Hobar)

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