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.
After a triumphant return to the Octagon in April after two years on the sidelines, the injury bug has once again bit welterweight Thiago Alves, who has been forced out of his August 23 bout... more
Former world title challenger Sara McMann returns to the Octagon on August 16 to face unbeaten newcomer Lauren Murphy in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night in Bangor, Maine. more
Sara McMann will return to the Octagon for the first time since a failed title bid against Ronda Rousey, as the Olympic silver medalist faces Lauren Murphy on Aug. 16. more
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is reportedly on a return track to the Octagon, and his first opponent back is apparently going to be a familiar one. more
UFC 175 was supposed to be Stefan Struve's triumphant return to the Octagon, but that was not to be. The No. 12-ranked heavyweight contender fainted backstage. Checked out by the medical staff, Struve was determined to have an elevated heart rate, and the UFC made the decision to scratch the bout. The health of the fighters comes first.
Struve had been out of action since March 2013 following reports that he had a leaking aortic valve and enlarged heart. With an elevated heart rate Saturday nigh more
Glover Teixeira is looking to get back to work inside the cage, but he's taking the necessary time to make sure he'll be firing on all cylinders when that time comes.
The Brazilian powerhouse suffered a torn labrum in his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 172 back in May, in what resulted in one of the most lopsided defeats in the 34-year-old's career. The injury occurred in the early goings of the title tilt when the light heavyweight champion used a shoulder crank on the challenger while the two fighte more
Yoshihiro Akiyama will look to put four straight losses behind him when he returns to the Octagon against Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Nelson.” more
The fight between former Strikeforce champions Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi that originally was set for the co-main event of UFC 176 now will take place at UFC Fight Night 50. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more