Found November 15, 2012 on
On Thursday evening, it was announced former welterweight top contender Jon Fitch (Pictured) will battle Demian Maia at UFC 156.
Fitch bounced back from a lights out knockout loss to Johnny Hendricks with last month’s decision win over up-and-comer Erick Silva at UFC 153.
Maia has posted a perfect 2-0 mark since dropping to the 170-pound division this past July. The submission specialist is victorious in five of his previous seven Octagon scraps.
It is believed the welterweight affair will appear in the night’s main card.
UFC 156 takes place February 2nd inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A featherweight title tile between champ Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar headlines the gig.
Here are the athletes expected to perform in the show:
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)
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A match-up between top welterweights Jon Fitch and Demian Maia has been added to UFC 156 on February 2nd. UFC officials confirmed the bout on Thursday evening stated that the fighters have verbally agreed to meet at the Super Bowl weekend event.
Maia (17-4), a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, has gone 2-0 since dropping down from middleweight to compete as a welterweight. In his...
The UFC has put together a showcase welterweight match-up for the UFC 156 fight card, as Jon Fitch will take on Demian Maia.
UFC Officials announced the match-up on Thursday.
Fitch (24-4-1) made his return to the Octagon after nearly a year off and dominated Erick Silva at UFC 153 en route to a unanimous decision. Prior to the fight, Fitch made it clear that he would be putting on...
UFC Welterweight contenders Erick Silva and Damian Maia pose for a photo opp together. We will see if Damian can finish Jon Fitch, something that young Silva coudn’t.
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