With the postponement of UFC 176 this past week, the UFC has been forced to reschedule the rest of the pay-per-view bouts to numerous other cards in August and September.
Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard was set to make his return to the Octagon against Fabricio Camoes at UFC 176, but that bout has now been moved to UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine according to the UFC.
Maynard is currently in a bad rut in his career, as he has one only once in his last five fights. The lone victory was against Clay Guida in one of the worst UFC main events and fights in the promotion’s history. His last time out, in November of 2013, Maynard was dominated by Nate Diaz as he was knocked out in just under three minutes.
Camoes is also in a rut in the UFC, as he has lost two straight to Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller. A loss to Maynard will most likely bring an unceremonious end to his UFC career.
UFC Fight Night 47 is headlined by an intriguing light heavyweight bout between two top contenders in Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux. Both men are on solid winning streaks and are looking to break into the top 5 of the division. With Jon Jones running through contenders left and right, both men have an opportunity to make waves in the division. The event will be held at the Cross Insurance Center on August 16th and will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1.