Rory MacDonald Outpoints Demian Maia At UFC 170

Demain Maia got off to a good start in his fight at UFC 170 this evening, winninig the early ground battle, but Rory MacDonald rallied with improved takedown defense, superior striking and deeper energy reserves in the last two rounds to earn a well deserved decision victory. Round One: Maia fires of a punch and then tries to shoot in, but it’s stuffed. Maia does the same again...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kountermove Confidential: Prologue - UFC 170 Edition

Rory is the Dick Stensland of this eventHere it is all the info on UFC 170 Koutermove style all very hush-hush and the QT. How this will work is that each week I will give you my picks for the following categories; the Dick Stensland fighter to avoid, the Jack Vincennes you want this fighter on your team, the Edmond Exely/Bud White high/low combo and the Dudley Smith all-stars aka...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Does A Pre Fight Interview

Maia has won 3 of his 4 fights since making the move to 170lbs and has a very difficult task ahead of him in Rory MacDonald. The Canada phenom is incredibly well-rounded and although Maia is known for his BJJ skills he has proven to be a threat wherever the fight takes place so it will be interesting to see what type of strategy he has coming into this fight. Predictions anyone?...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 170: Rory MacDonald, Demian Maia Overlooked For Now

After learning that an injury would cause Rashad Evans to pull out of his upcoming bout with Daniel Cormier this past week, the UFC scrambled to find a last-minute replacement, turned down Chael Sonnen’s offer to step-in, and even considered moving on without the fight before finally signing the sport’s very own version of Rocky Balboa. But with the lion’s share of attention...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Head 2 Head: Maia vs. Shields

Demian Maia, the No. 4 ranked welterweight in the UFC, has little between him and a chance to fight for the UFC championship. He'll meet one of those obstacles head-on at Wednesday's UFC Fight Night event in Barueri, Brazil, in the form of Jake Shields, who badly needs a statement win after bouncing back and forth between welterweight and middleweight. Shields is now back...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Is Fan Friendly

Demian Maia has been on a tear since dropping down to welterweight going a perfect 3-0 in his new division.  He will be taking on the always dangerous Josh Koscheck at UFC 163 in August.  With an impressive performance Maia could be looking at a title shot in the very deep 170 lbs division.  Though getting past Koscheck is no easy task as the NCAA wrestling champ will be looking...
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May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 148 adds Maia vs. Kim, Fukuda vs. Philippou

Another day, another UFC 148 fight card update. UFC officials announced the addition of two bouts to the July 7th event which takes place in Las Vegas. Demian Maia will take on Dong Hyun Kim in a welterweight bout while Costa Philippou meets Riki Fukuda in a middleweight bout. Maia (15-4) will be dropping down from middleweight to make his debut at welterweight. The Brazilian jiu...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Moving to UFC Welterweight Division

After 13 middleweight fights inside the Octagon, former top contender Demian Maia (Pictured) has decided to shed 15 pounds and drop to the UFC’s welterweight class. “Guys, now I ll moving down to 170 pounds. Next fight I ll be a welterweight,” Maia tweeted just moments ago. The submission specialist owns a 15-4 overall record and posted a respectable 9-4 mark under the UFC’s...
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dear Damian Maia: Where IS Your Jiu-Jitsu, Playboy?

  Of all the fights on the “UFC on Fox” card, none left a bitterer taste in my mouth than the evening’s curtain jerker: Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. Ok, so that bitter taste might have something to do with the fact that I bet $5 on Maia to win in what I felt was a “smart” underdog pick. After all, Maia is a phenom in BJJ, one of my all-time favorite grapplers. He also...
Via Race Review Online
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 2 preview: Maia-Weidman

Demian Maia (15-3) vs. Chris Weidman (7-0) In an intriguing middleweight pairing, the former title challenger Maia is looking to spoil the coming-out party of Weidman, one of the division's hottest prospects. Maia, 34, is widely regarded as the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner at 185 pounds and one of the best in the entire sport. A 3rd degree black belt, the former ADCC...
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January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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