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Demian Maia Vs Matt Brown Set For UFC Fight Night 87

UFC welterweight veterans Demian Maia and Matt Brown have been booked to fight at UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil on May 14th. Maia is currently enjoying a four fight unbeaten stretch at 170lbs, the longest winning streak he’s experienced since his initial 5-0 run in the UFC when he signed up back in 2007. […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Meets Matt Brown At UFC Fight Night 87

On Monday, a pivotal welterweight affair between Demian Maia (pictured) and Matt Brown was added to UFC Fight Night 87. The May 14th event takes place at a yet-to-be determined venue in Brazil. Maia will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the tango. The jiu jitsu specialist is looking to build off December’s dominant unanimous decision victory over Gunnar Nelson at UFC...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Demian Maia faces Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night in Brazil

A welterweight showdown between two of the division's best has just been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Brazil as Demian Maia takes on Matt Brown on May 14.UFC officials confirmed the fight on Monday with a location for the event still pending.Maia will return to action looking for his fifth win in a row following his most recent victory over Gunnar Nelson at UFC 194...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Demian Maia calls for the next shot at the welterweight title

Following a dominant win over Gunnar Nelson at UFC 194, Demian Maia immediately called for a shot at the title and he's doubling down on his request to earn the next championship fight at 170-pounds.Maia has won his last four fights in a row to move up to No. 5 in the UFC rankings at welterweight and he's not staying quiet about his desire to earn a shot at the belt sooner rather...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The secret to Demian Maia's submission mastery: A 'Vale Tudo' mindset

LAS VEGAS -- Demian Maia transitioned into MMA after a long and successful career in submission grappling competition. On the surface, it may have actually appeared that he'd made the switch a little too late to ever become a world champion or top contender.However, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt took the MMA world and the UFC by storm on the strength of his incredible submission...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Vs Neil Magny Set For UFC 190

A welterweight fight between Demian Maia and Neil Magny has been added to the UFC 190 event in Brazil on August 1st. Maia currently has back-to-back victories against Alexander Yakovlev and Ryan LaFlare to his name and is currently 5-2 overall since dropping down to the welterweight division in 201, leaving him ranked at No.6 in the weight class. Meanwhile, Magny has one of the...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Rio: Demian Maia Defeats Ryan LaFlare By Unanimous Decision

What could have been a star-making turn for Long Island welterweight Ryan LaFlare on Saturday night instead turned into a reminder why Demian Maia is one of the top groundfighters in the sport, as the Brazilian contender put together a Jiu-Jitsu clinic in winning a five-round unanimous decision in the UFC Fight Night main event at Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Rio: Dan Downes Picks Ryan LaFlare By Unanimous Decision

UFC/WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare, taking place Saturday, March 21. Grab your acai and linguica boys and girls, it’s time for another Brazilian edition of The Downes Side! I can’t really recommend grabbing both, however. Much like this weird cherry ham glaze I had at a wedding last week, fruit and pork products shouldn’t...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Demian Maia Stop Rising Undefeated Welterweight Ryan LaFlare?

Damian Maia got back in the winner’s circle by defeating Russian Alexander Yakovlev. (Mandatory Credit: David Becker/Associated Press) On the 21st of March, the UFC makes its way back to the HSBC arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for fight night 62. In the main event of that night, Demian Maia will take on undefeated Ryan LaFlare in a welterweight showdown, after the original main...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Demain Maia Out Indefinitely With Serious Bone Infection

Demian Maia is having a tough time at the moment as it was revealed on the latest edition of the UFC Tonight show that he’s suffering from a serious bone infection known as ‘osteomyelitis.’ At first Maia just had a bone bruise in his shoulder which forced him out of his scheduled fight with Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night 49 last weekend, but it then developed into a staph infection...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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