Demian Maia injured, Jordan Mein vs. Mike Pyle New Matchup

Another welterweight injury for the the Aug. 23rd UFC Fight Night card in Tulsa. Demian Maia (19-6) had to be  pulled out of his fight on the main-card bout with Mike Pyle (26-9-1) due to an injury. UFC.com reported the news on Wednesday. Maia’s manager, Eduardo Alonso, informed MMAFighting.com that Maia suffered a bone bruise in his shoulder and then developed a staph infection, as a result of this he had to be hospitalized on Tuesday. Alonso also stated that this was the first time in Maia’s UFC career that he’s had to pull out due to an injury. As a result to this injury, Pyle will instead face Jordan Mein.

The UFC Fight Night 49 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET)

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

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 8 p.m. ET)

Alex Garcia vs. Neil Magny
Timothy Elliott vs. Wilson Reis
Walmir Lazaro vs. James Vick
Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET)

Matt Hobar vs. Aaron Phillips

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