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.
The fix may soon be in, according to one former employee.
The issue isn't whether you're paranoid Lenny. The issue is whether you're paranoid enough.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender, Jon Fitch, is speaking out against his old employer, as it continues to devalue fighters it deems "boring" ... to the point where top-ranked fighters like Jake Shields are out of work.
Unlike World Series of Fighting (WSOF), Fitch tells Bloody Elbow, a promotion which ha more
Fight fans can rejoice because Nick Diaz has decided to return from his brief retirement. UFC President Dana White used his official Twitter account to reveal the return of the popular fighter. Diaz has signed a new deal that will allow him to appear in the Octagon at least three more times. The UFC has struggled to create stars with its current roster, so Diaz’s return comes at a great time for the promotion.
As always, Nick is interested in fighting for a UFC title; however, it will be hard to more
Money remains the major hangup for the boys from Stockton, CA.
After UFC lightweight Myles Jury took to Twitter Sunday in an attempt to lure Nate Diaz back into action, the younger Diaz brother again responded only with gripes about his current contract with the promotion. .@NateDiaz209 I respect u a lot, BUT... I confirmed to fight you & have been waiting on you for a week. Are we getting after it or what?
— Myles Jury (@FuryJury) June 29, 2014 Bout my money #breakbread till then don't call ..
Nick and Nate Diaz appear willing to continue their battle with the UFC over fighter pay as long as it takes after both used social media to make their continued complaints clear.
Nick Diaz and brother Nate Diaz are in a very unique situation in the modern mixed martial arts world. Where the UFC has failed in creating compelling, high drawing stars, the Diaz brothers--Nick especially--remain "mainstream attractions." This may be in large part due to antics that some find tasteless or objectionab more
Ed Soares, the manager of Anderson Silva talks about how the Silva camp views a UFC return fight against Nick Diaz. more
A pair of intriguing matchups has been added to August’s UFC Fight Night 49 events, as Demian Maia faces Mike Pyle, and Thales Leites meets Francis Carmont.Filed under: News, UFC more
Four longtime veterans with shoot it out in "The Sooner State" in a fight to stay relevant.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is quickly filling up its upcoming UFC Fight Night 49: "Henderson vs. Dos Anjos" mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card, which takes place on Aug. 23, 2014 inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Doing work in the welterweight division are a pair of longtime veterans, as former middleweight number one contender Demian Maia tries to stay afloat against Mike "Quicksand" Pyle. more
Jon Fitch talks about why he wouldn't be surprised to see the UFC fixing fights, his unique cryptocurrency sponsorship and his take on oversaturation in MMA.
Jon Fitch is fighting in the co-main event of this weekend's World Series of Fighting 11 card, which is airing for the first time on NBC, live on July 5th at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT. Our own Steph Daniels got an exclusive interview with him for Bloody Elbow covering everything from his crowd funded sponsorship by a cryptocurrency to his thoughts abo more