Ben Saunders is headed back to the UFC, agreeing to a new contract and a fight at UFC Fight Night 49 against Chris Weatherly.
Saunders, who was scheduled to compete for Titan FC, is a former Bellator and UFC fighter. He is 16-6-2 in his career and went 4-3 in his previous stint inside the Octagon.
Heatherly (8-1) will be making his debut. The fight will open action on Fight Pass on August 23 from the BOK Center in Tulsa.
Officials have also set the all-Fight Pass lineup for UFC Fight Night 53, which takes place October 4 from Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The main event that night will showcase Gunnar Nelson against Rick Story.
At UFC Fight Night 54, welterweights Nordine Taleb and Li Jingliang will collide. The card goes down October 4 from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and pits Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine in the main event.
Taleb (9-2) defeated Vik Grujic this past April, while Jingliang (9-2) also scored a win, topping David Michaud.
Below is the UFC Fight Night 49 card:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont
Welterweight: Mike Pyle vs. Jordan Mein
Featherweight: Max Holloway vs. Mirsad Bektic
Lightweight: James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro
Featherweight: Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Alex Garcia
Flyweight: Wilson Reis vs. Tim Elliott
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin
Bantamweight: Aaron Phillips vs. Matt Hobar
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Ben Saunders vs. Chris Heatherly
Below is the UFC Fight Night 53 lineup:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story
Featherweight: Chan Sung Jung vs. Akira Corassani
Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz
Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Scott Askham
Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. Nico Musoke
Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov
Middleweight: Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Marcin Bandel
Featherweight: Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Below is the UFC Fight Night 54 lineup:
Welterweight: Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway
Female Strawweight: Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran
Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Li Jingliang