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Ben Saunders faces Chris Heatherly in UFC return

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Ben Saunders has an opponent and an event for his return to the Octagon.

Saunders will square off against Chris Heatherly in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Monday.

Saunders (16-6-2) hasn't fought in the UFC since UFC 117 on Aug. 7, 2010. He was 4-3 in his previous UFC tenure.

Heatherly (8-1) is 3-1 with one no-contest in his past five fights.

Benson Henderson faces Rafael dos Anjos in a lightweight match in the main event.