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Demian Maia Vs Gunnar Nelson Added To UFC 194

Just when you thought UFC 194 had more than enough big fights the UFC have just added another one, with welterweight grappling standouts Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson now booked for the Las Vegas extraveganza on December 12th. Maia is currently on a three-fight winning streak and ended Neil Magny’s seven fight unbeaten run last time out by submission which leaves him placed at...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson joins stacked UFC 194 fight card

The rich get richer as UFC 194 has added another huge fight as two of the world's best grapplers face off when Demian Maia takes on Gunnar Nelson on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the fight on Friday. Maia has been on a tear lately winning his last three fights in a row, including a victory over previously undefeated prospect Ryan LaFlare, as well as a dominant one...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 194 Lineup Gets Even Stronger With Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson

The UFC is certainly doing its best to make sure every available MMA fan hits Las Vegas on December 12. On Friday, it was announced welterweights Demian Maia (pictured) and Gunnar Nelson will fight at UFC 194.Maia has bounced back from two straight losses by rattling off three consecutive wins. The 37-year-old jiu jitsu specialist is fresh off last months submission over Neil Magny...
September 04, 2015  |  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...
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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...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fight Capsule: Relive Maia’s ultraviolent finish of Story in Rio

After kicking off the first 5 fights of his UFC career with submission victories (4 of which earned him a submission of the night honors) Demian Maia would go 5-4 in his next night bouts with zero submission wins to speak of. Maybe he just needed to revisit Brazil. In his first fight on home soil since he won three fights in one night as part of a Super Challenge tournament back...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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