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Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare verbally agreed for UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil

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Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare will finally return to the Octagon.

The Brazilian welterweight, forced out of a bout with Mike Pyle in August with a bone infection, is set to take on LaFlare, who hasn't fought since April, at the UFC Fight Night 62 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 21. MMAFighting.com confirmed the bout with sources close to the situation.

Maia (19-6) hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision victory over Alexander Yakovlev in May, bouncing back to the win column after consecutive decision losses to Rory MacDonald and Jake Shields.

Unbeaten in MMA, LaFlare (11-0) will fight for the second time in Brazil. After scoring a decision win over Santiago Ponzinibbio in Goiania in 2013, the Blackzilians prospect defeated John Howard and Court McGee.

UFC Fight Night 62 takes place at the Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The other match-ups confirmed for the card are Urijah Faber vs. Raphael Assuncao, Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Burns and Erick Silva vs. Ben Saunders.