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Shields is going to have to get use to getting main event attention again, but with the card being in Brazil I’m sure Maia will carry most of that load.
Jake Shields and Demian Maia do media day on a Brazilian rooftop
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From the beaches of Rio to the rooftops of São Paulo, Brazil has some interesting places to do media day pictures. Crazy that Shields got a main event fight after some recent lackluster performances. This is one of those fights that fans for sure want to see hit the ground. These are two elite grapplers and I would much rather see a high level ground fight than two mediocre...
It had been rumored that the UFC would be returning to Brazil in October and now the event is official. The UFC made official UFC Fight Night 29, which will take place on Wednesday, October 9 from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The five round main event of the show will be former Strikeforce middleweight champion former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake...
The UFC returns to Brazil in October, this time with a Fox Sports 1 Fight Night edition that will feature a main event pitting No.4 ranked welterweight contender and former challenger to the middleweight title Demian Maia taking on former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields. Undefeated in the 170 lbs. division, Maia will fight on home soil for the first time since joining the UFC....
A critical welterweight affair between Jake Shields (pictured) and Demian Maia will in fact headline the UFC’s return to Brazil. However, that wasn’t the only confirmation the MMA promotion made regarding their October 21 event.
On Tuesday morning, it was reported Jose Correa Arena in Sao Paulo will hosts the fiesta. The show’s entire main card was also announced.
Demian Maia gets the star treatment on Oct. 9, when the UFC brings the Octagon to Barueri, Brazil, less than 30 miles from where he grew up in São Paulo. Maia, still unbeaten as a UFC welterweight, will face former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields in the main event of a UFC Fight Night show which will air live on FOX Sports 1 from the Jose Correa Arena.
The UFC officially announced...
The UFC is wasting no time in promoting “UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields.” Just one day after announcing the show’s four featured bouts, the organization released the card’s official event poster showcasing the weight fighters.
Jose Correa Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil hosts the October 9 festivities.
A welterweight tango between Demian Maia and Jake Shields headlines the...