MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 202 in August

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 202 in August  Former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit makes his return in August and will take on submission ace Demian Maia. UFC officials made the announcement on Tuesday. Condit (30-9) hasn’t fought since a split decision loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 195. Prior to that, he earned a TKO victory over Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 67. Maia (23-6) heads into this matchup on a five-fight win streak including victories over Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson and Matt Brown.   Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim added to UFC 202 Combate first reported that welterweights Neil Magny and Dong Hyun Kim will square off a UFC 202. UFC officials made the announcement Tuesday. Magny (18-4) heads into this match up winning 10 of his last 11 fights, with his lone loss coming to Demian Maia, He’s coming off a TKO victory over Hector Lombard at UFC Brisbane back in March. Kim (21-3-1, 1 NC) hasn’t seen action since a TKO victory over Dominic Waters at UFC Seoul last November. “Stun Gun”has won 6 of his last 7 bouts. UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s an updated look at the card. Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim   Michael McDonald vs. John Lineker promoted to UFC Fight Night 91 main event The injury to Michael Chiesa announced on Monday has now scrapped the main event which would have featured “Maverick” taking on Tony Ferguson. Instead, bantamweights Michael McDonald and John Lineker have been promoted to the main event. In addition, the UFC has signed RFA lightweight Landon Vannata who will now take on Tony Ferguson in the co-main event. Vannata (8-0) heads into this matchup off a first-round TKO victory over Ramico Blackmon back in April. He was slated to compete at RFA 36 against Raoni Barcelos, but missed weight and the fight was called off. Ferguson (20-3) is on a six-fight win streak and is coming off a second round submission victory over Edson Barboza at the TUF 22 finale back in December.  Check out this interview I did with Vannata before his RFA 36 bout where he talks all about his MMA career.     UFC Fight Night 91 takes place July 13 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Here’s an updated look at the card. John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald Tony Ferguson vs. opponent TBA Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Alexey Oleinik vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Ryan Hall vs. Alex White Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu Sam Alvey vs. Eric Spicely Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister

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