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DEMIAN MAIA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Demian Maia: 'If I took Robbie Lawler down, I know I could beat him'

After earning his third-straight win, Saturday, at UFC 190, Demian Maia proved that he is still a top welterweight. In fact, by dominating and then submitting the division's hottest prospect, Neil Magny, Maia may just have earned another fight with someone in the top-five. Of course, Maia has had a taste of what it's like at the very top of the 170 pound division. He lost a decision...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rousey, Maia, Rua And Nogueria Win Bonuses At UFC 190

Following “UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia,” UFC president Dana White awarded Ronda Rousey, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Antonio Rogerio Nogueria and Demian Maia each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday.UFC 190 took place inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fight of the Night: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueria ($50,000/each...
Via 5thRound.com
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Demian Maia was scared for his life during battle against bone infection

For the biggest part of his MMA career, Demian Maia found a way to avoid any major injuries that forced him to pull out of fights or miss any significant stretch of time. Maia has been the picture of consistency throughout his time in the UFC with at least two fights per year since joining the promotion (outside of his first fight in late 2007), but the decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via 5thRound.com
March 18, 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...
Via The Sports Journal
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...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors swirling about Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia in 2014

Two welterweights looking to get back on track could meet in 2014 as rumors are currently swirling about a potential matchup pitting submission specialist Demian Maia against Rory MacDonald sometime next year. While there is no confirmation about the fight as of yet, UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday that there are talks about the bout taking place although it's...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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