Demian Maia explains why he should be 'first in line' for welterweight title shot

UFC veteran Demian Maia has been absolutely ripping through the competition since moving to welterweight four years ago, earning victories over some of the division's best fighters in impressive fashion, including a submission win over Matt Brown at UFC 198 last weekend.The victory against Brown was his fifth straight, which is good for the second longest winning streak in the welterweight...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Brown Assaulted By Fans, Demian Maia And Former BJJ Coach At UFC 198

Poor Matt Brown (pictured). The UFC welterweight was getting hit from all angles this weekend in Brazil. Brown made the trek to jiu jitsu country to fight Demian Maia at UFC 198, so he probably thought that would be the only time he would be assaulted. Brown turned up the heat during Friday’s weigh-ins when he turned up his middle fingers to the 15,000 Brazilians who pelted him...
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Why Demian Maia deserves the next UFC welterweight title-shot

Robbie Lawler couldn't finish him. Johny Hendricks couldn't finish him.On Saturday, however, Demian Maia was able to finish fellow welterweight title-contender Matt Brown. The Brazilian's third-round submission victory over "The Immortal" was also his fifth-straight, and is more than enough to earn him a championship fight.It wasn't easy, on Saturday in Curitiba, but Maia controlled...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Demian Maia: Increased anti-doping testing is good

Demian Maia has won four-straight fights, over some of the best young contenders in the welterweight division and has a date with another top 170lber on May 14, when he fights Matt Brown. The Brazilian is hunting for a title shot and believes his close.At 38 years old, he also believes that he's just now coming into his prime. "I think I'm in the best moment of my career," he recently...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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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January 26, 2016  |  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

‘UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

With next to no significant scraps going down this Saturday in Brazil, UFC Fight Night 62 is arguably one of the worst lineups the promotion has ever hosted. With the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament starting tomorrow, capturing eyeballs will be a tough task for the UFC. Regardless, if there’s a fight, there are betting lines. Demain Maia (pictured) enters the main event...
March 18, 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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