UFN Tulsa Picks Up Bektic-Chavez Contest

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A new featherweight will be in action at UFC Fight Night 49, as Ernest Chavez drops down from lightweight to face Mirsad Bektic.

Set for August 23 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, the main card airs on FOX Sports 1 and features Benson Henderson against Rafael dos Anjos.

Chavez (7-1) went 1-1 at 155 pounds inside the Octagon, but was defeated by Elias Silverio recently. He defeated Yosdenis Cedeno in his UFC debut.

Bektic (8-0) was impressive in his first fight with the promotion, scoring a majority decision over Chas Skelly. The former Resurrection Fighting Alliance standout owns six finishes in his career.

Below is the current list of fights announced for the card:

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Flyweight: Wilson Reis vs. Tim Elliott

Welterweight: Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein

Featherweight: Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly

Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Mirsad Bektic

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