The second of two events airing this coming Saturday night, August 23rd comes from Tulsa, Oklahoma and we’ve got the full fight card for you below.
Fronting this show is former lightweight champion Ben Henderson who aims to maintain his No.1 contender status, though not necessarily get the next shot at the title, when he fights the fifth ranked Rafael dos Anjos.
Injuries have resulted in the co-main event being switched up and so Mike Pyle will now look for his sixth win in seven fights against Jordan Mein who’d go 5-2 over the same period if he emerges with his hand raised.
After winning his first six UFC bouts, Francis Carmont now finds himself in a bad spot following back-to-back defeats and he’s not got an easy fight in front of him to get back on track as he takes on BJJ ace Thales Leites who’s 3-0 since returning to the Octagon last year.
Since a defeat to Conor McGregor last year, Max Holloway has pieced together two wins in a row and will look for a third on Saturday night against the debuting Clay collard who steps in as a late replacement on just a few days notice.
Finally, rounding up the main card are two further bouts featuring lightweights James Vick Vs Walmir Lazaro and 145lb action between Chas Skelly and Tom Niinimaki.
Check out the full UFC Fight Night 49 fight card below.
Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Mike Pyle vs. Jordan Mein
Francis Carmont vs. Thales Leites
Max Holloway vs. Clay Collard
James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro
Chas Skelly vs. Tom Niinimaki
Neil Magny vs. Alex Garcia
Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin
Aaron Phillips vs. Matt Hobar
Ben Saunders vs. Chris Heatherly
Wilson Reis vs. Joby Sanchez