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Monday, 08/11/2014, 03:52 pm

Ben Saunders Returns To The UFC At Fight Night 49

TUF vet Ben Saunders will be making his return to the UFC later this month in Oklahoma on August 23rd at UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Saunders will be fighting Chris Heatherly, who will be making his UFC debut.

Saunders was released by the UFC in 2010 after going 4-3 following his stint on TUF. He was picked up by Bellator and went 7-3 there before being picked back up by the UFC.

Chris Heatherly on the other hand is coming over to the UFC from RFA, where he picked up a three fight win streak.

UFC Fight Night 49 lineup is as follows:

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
Walmir 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

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