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Demian Maia-Ryan LaFlare Tabbed As New UFC Fight Night 62 Main Event

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Urijah Faber has been completely removed from UFC Fight Night 62, as Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare have taken the main event billing.

Set for March 21 from Brazil, the card was expected to feature Faber vs. Raphael Assuncao. However, an ankle injury will keep Assuncao sidelined and unable to compete in March.

Maia (19-6) snapped a two-fight losing skid with a win last year over Alexander Yakovlev and is a former middleweight title contender. LaFlare (11-0) has won all four of his Octagon bouts, including a win over John Howard.

Below is the current lineup:

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare

Lightweight: Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Burns

Welterweight: Ben Saunders vs. Erick Silva

Lightweight: Matt Wiman vs. Leonardo Santos

Lightweight: Cain Carrizosa vs. Leonardo Mafra

Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva

Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Akbarh Arreola

Featherweight: Godofredo Pepey vs. Andre Fili

Female Bantamweight: Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes