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.
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The post-UFC Fight Night 46 matchmaking continues.
Sounds like the mixed martial arts (MMA) media is doing all the heavy lifting for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker Joe Silva.
Not long after the post-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 46: "McGregor vs. Brandao" had wrapped from Dublin, Ireland (watch it here), fight fans were already buzzing about potential fights featuring Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier and Ian McCall vs. John Lineker.
And Tyrone Spong vs. anybody.
A welterweight contest between Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine is in the works for the Fight Night card in Halifax on October 4. Another important contest in the welterweight division will likely be slotted to take place in the fall, as Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine are expected to meet on the October 4 Fight Night card in Halifax.
UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported that he two notable welterweights are currently in preliminary talks to headline the event.
Since losing a split decisi more