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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.

UFC officials today announced the new matchups for the card, which takes place Aug. 23 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. The bout order for the card has yet to be revealed, but the evening’s main card will air on FOX Sports 1.

Maia (19-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC) fights for the 20th time under the UFC banner. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist reached the top of the promotion’s middleweight division in 2010, when he suffered a decision loss to Anderson Silva in a failed bid for the 185-pound title. In 2012, he dropped to 170 pounds, where he picked up three big wins before suffering through a two-fight losing streak. Most recently, he snapped that skid with a May victory over promotional newcomer Alexander Yakovlev.

Meanwhile, Pyle (26-9-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) fights for the first time since a February win over T.J. Waldburger. The 38-year-old veteran of the UFC, Strikeforce, Affliction, EliteXC and IFL, among others, is enjoying one of the best stretches of his 15-year career, as he’s currently 5-1 in his past six fights with the lone loss in that stretch coming to top contender Matt Brown.

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

(Pictured: Demian Maia)

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