Ben Saunders vs Chris Heatherly at UFC Fight Night 49

Ben Saunders is returning to the UFC and he has an opponent and an event.

Saunders will fight against Chris Heatherly in a welterweight match at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Monday.

Saunders (16-6-2) hasn’t fought in the UFC since UFC 117 on Aug. 7, 2010.

Heatherly (8-1) is 3-1 in his past five fights.

Also on the card, Benson Henderson vs Rafael dos Anjos in a lightweight match in the main event.

August 23, 2014
BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson
Jordan Mein vs. Mike Pyle
Francis Carmont vs. Thales Leites
Mirsad Bektic vs. Max Holloway
Valmir Lazaro vs. James Vick
Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly

Preliminary CARD
FOX Sports 2, 8 p.m. ET

Alex Garcia vs. Neil Magny
Timothy Elliott vs. Wilson Reis
Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin
Matt Hobar vs. Aaron Phillips

Preliminary CARD
UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET

Chris Heatherly vs. Ben Saunders

By: Roberto Villa