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.
Cat Zingano will make make her return to the Octagon, but it won’t be in a title fight.
Zigano, who was forced out of a bout with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in 2013 with a knee injury, takes on Amanda Nunes at UFC 178 in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sept. 27, Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday.
Zigano, who enters the fight with a perfect 8-0 record, hasn’t fought since her UFC debut in April of 2013, when she finished Miesha Tate in the third round. The undefeated bantamweight was expected to fi more
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Gleison Tibau wanted a quick return to the Octagon, and he’s getting one.
Days after a unanimous decision victory over Pat Healy, the longtime UFC veteran is scheduled to co-headline the UFC Fight Night 51 card in Brasilia, Brazil, against Piotr Hallmann. UFC announced the match-up Tuesday.
Tibau (29-10) returned to the win column following a TKO loss to Michael Johnson in December, and Hallmann (15-2) gets back in action following a submission victory over Al Iaquinta in June.
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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
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
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Dennis Siver will return to the Octagon in October.
The UFC announced Tuesday that the German featherweight will meet Robert Whiteford at the UFC Fight Night 53 card in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct. 4. The UFN event is scheduled to take place at the Ericsson Globe Arena.
Siver (21-9, 1 no-contest) enters the cage for the first time after testing positive following his unanimous decision victory over Manny Gamburyan in December. His first drug test sample came back with "inconclusive results," but h more
Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon in 2015, and he welcomes the idea of fighting Nick Diaz.
In a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Silva confirmed he won’t compete this year since he’s "not feeling safe to return (in 2014)," and a fight with Diaz, a former welterweight title contender who is currently retired, would be interesting.
"Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?" Silva said. "It could be an interesting fight."
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