Found February 01, 2013 on The Flying Knee MMA:
Prior to the featherweight super fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar at UFC 156 this Saturday, fans of grappling and technical ground fighting are in for a treat. Jon Fitch takes on Demian Maia in a fight where the winner looks to make a statement in the welterweight division. Fitch looked fantastic in his dominant win over Erick Silva. Fitch says he needed that win and fight bonus for financial reasons, but I think that now he’s looking to build on that momentum and get himself back into title contention. Maia looks to build on his own momentum as well. He seems to be back to his old ways, and cranked the hell out of Rick Story’s neck in his last fight. Seriously guys if you have not seen it it’s awesome. He turned Rick’s nose into a faucet by squeezing his head. This fight is going to come down to who makes the fewest mistakes and whose game is better technically. Let’s take a look at how they match up. Neither fighter is known for their stand-up abilities. While both men ha...
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