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Newcomer Joby Sanchez Steps In For Elliott At UFC Fight Night 49

Andrew Ravens

UFC Fight Night 49

Tim Elliott was set to face Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night 49, but Elliott had to pull out of the fight due to injury. Now, Joby Sanchez (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be making his UFC debut and will fight Reis at the event.

The FOX Sports 1 card is headlined by the five-round lightweight matchup between Benson Henderson and Rafael Dos Anjos.

UFC Fight Night 49 goes down on Aug. 23 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. The majority of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following a couple of the prelims on the UFC Fight Pass.

MAIN CARD (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
Joby Sanchez 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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