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UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare overshadowed by card’s lesser-known competitors

As expected, Saturday night’s main event at UFC Fight Night 62 between welterweights Demian Maia and Ryan LeFlare was about as entertaining as an afternoon of lawn bowling. But, to the surprise of those who actually bothered to watch, most of the evening’s main card offered a welcome break from the seemingly-endless stream of decisions that have become far too common in mixed...
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8 days ago  |  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...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare’ Live Results

“UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare” goes down Saturday night inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC Fight Pass streams the first two preliminary bouts live starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Fox Sports 2 airs the remaining four prelims immediately after at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Switch over to Fox Sports 1 for the main card at 10PM ET/7PM PT. A pair of welterweight affairs...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Rio Weigh-In Results: Demian Maia, Ryan LaFlare Even

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bouts between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare and Erick Silva and Josh Koscheck, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and the first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT...
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare Crystal Ball Predictions

This Saturday's UFC event out of Rio may have snuck in under the radar for many fans, but there are many reasons to tune in. For one, it always seems to be these events low on star-power but thick with good matchups that turn out to be some of the most exciting of any year. So, read on to prepare for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare, and then stick with us Saturday for complete...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  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...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare

This weekend the UFC embarks on another trip to Brazil for a UFC Fight Night card littered with up and coming fighters hoping to crack the rankings with a win on Saturday night. The main event will pit two of the best in the world at welterweight as submission specialist Demian Maia meets rising star Ryan LaFlare in a five round headliner with the winner moving into position for...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  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

Demian Maia says recent lack of submissions are due to opponent stalling

Former middleweight title challenger and current welterweight contender Demian Maia stormed onto the UFC scene with five straight submission wins in his first five outings in the promotion. Since 2009, however, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion has submitted just one additional opponent. According to the Brazilian, the reason is because his opponents have mostly chosen to play conservatively...
Via Fox Sports
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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