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UFC Fight Night 49 Gets Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle & Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont

Andrew Ravens

UFC Fight Night 49

UFC Fight Night 49 just got two very interesting fights to the card.

Demian Maia (19-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC) will meet Mike Pyle (26-9-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) in one of the key fights on the card.

Demian Maia (18-6) He has three knockouts, nine submissions and six decision victories in his MMA career, while he has been knocked out once, never submitted and lost by decision five times. Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a six fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Ryan Jensen which he won via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC 77 – Hostile Territory on Oct / 20 / 2007.

He won his next four fights, but lost to Nate Marquardt via knockout at UFC 102 – Couture vs. Nogueira on Aug / 29 / 2009

However in his last five fights, he is 3-2.

He beat Dong Hyun Kim via TKO at UFC 148 – Silva vs. Sonnen 2 on Jul / 07 / 2012, Rick Story via Neck Crank at UFC 153 – Silva vs. Bonnar on Oct / 13 / 2012, and then Jon Fitch via unanimous decision at UFC 156 – Aldo vs. Edgar on Feb / 02 / 2013. But in his last two fights he has lost. He lost to Jake Shields via split decision at UFC Fight Night – Maia vs. Shields on Oct / 09 / 2013 and then Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.

Also, Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont has been added to the card.

Francis Carmont (22-8) He has 6 knockouts, 10 submissions and 6 wins by decision. He has been knocked out once, submitted three times and lost by decision four times. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a five fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Chris Camozzi which he won via unanimous decision at UFC 137 – Penn vs. Diaz on Oct / 29 / 2011. Following that fight he went on a five fight winning streak. In his last four fights he is 3-1. He beat Tom Lawlor via split decision at UFC 154 – St. Pierre vs. Condit on Nov / 17 / 2012, then Lorenz Larkin via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013 and then Costas Philippou via unanimous decision at UFC 165 – Jones vs. Gustafsson on Sep / 21 / 2013. However in his last fight he lost to Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Mousasi on Feb / 15 / 2014.

The event takes place Aug. 23 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. It will air on Fox Sports 1.

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