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.
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz discusses his intention to fight Anderson Silva before challenging Johny Hendricks for the welterweight title. Considering many of the questions in circulation at Dana White media scrums over the past few months were generally focused on Nate Diaz's potential return to the UFC, fans and pundits alike were surprised to find that it was older brother Nick Diaz who had penned a new deal with the UFC.
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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
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva won’t get what he was hoping for.
"Bigfoot" was campaigning for a heavyweight clash with Josh Barnett, but he will instead face another former UFC champion in Andrei Arlovski in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 13. MMAFighting.com confirmed the match-up with sources close to the situation following a report from Combate.
Silva and Arlovski fought for the first time in 2010 under the Strikeforce banner, and "Bigfoot" came out victori more
Next month’s UFC return to Macau continues to build with the reported addition of a handful of fights, including several fighters making their UFC debuts.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network and FOX Sports 1 this mid-week (Weds., July 16, 2014) when UFC Fight Night 45: "Miller vs. Cerrone" kicks off from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg kicks off UFC Fight Night 45 "Prelims" party with part one of a two-part under card preview series.
It's about time this went down.
Two of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight division's most entertaining fighters, Donald Cerrone and Jim more
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is keen on returning to the octagon sooner rather than later, according to his manager Lex McMahon. It appears Stefan Struve is still interested in making a UFC comeback in the near future.
The longtime heavyweight competitor was scheduled to make an anticipated return in a feature fight on the UFC 175 fight card, and while he weighed in and was present in the locker room on fight night, he never actually got into the octagon to face Matt Mitrione.
Struve, who was c more
More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network and FOX Sports 1 this mid-week (Weds., July 16, 2014) when UFC Fight Night 45: "Miller vs. Cerrone" kicks off from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC Fight Night 45 "Prelims" party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part under card preview series.
Five rounds of mixed martial arts (MMA) mayhem.
Two long-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contender more
More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network this weekend (Sat., July 16, 2014) when UFC Fight Night 46: "McGregor vs. Brandao" kicks off from O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg kicks off UFC Fight Night 46 "Prelims" party with part one of a two-part under card preview series.
Time to walk the walk.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight division's most outspoken competitor, Ireland's Conor McGregor, will get to ply his trade in front of a hom more