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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

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...
Via Fox Sports
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Demian Maia chokes out Jason MacDonald

Wednesday's main event battle between Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelts, Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields , has the potential for the same back-and-forth grappling wizardry that happened at UFC 87 when Maia took on "The Athlete" Jason MacDonald. At the time in 2008, both 2x Submission of the Night awarded middleweights squared off in a highly-anticipated match-up of submission...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Maia’s risk leading to reward

A few years ago, Demian Maia was a middleweight with a poor striking game who managed to get all the way to a title fight before losing. After making changes, he's on the doorstep of a second opportunity at gold when he faces Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night on Wednesday night. At some point, it just came to Maia like a bolt of lighting, like one of his transitions to armbar...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Braulio Estima believes Demian Maia has gone away from his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu roots

Our fight correspondent Dustin De La Torre recently caught up with BJJ world champion and overall grappling wizard Braulio Estima in this video interview. The two speak on the subject of Estima’s convergence into MMA and how certain aspects of his gi grappling game are not able to translate into mma specific grappling attacks. The [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
June 15, 2012  |  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...
Via MMA Interplay
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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via Fox Sports
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Demian Maia Now Meets Chris Weidman at “UFC on FOX”

The UFC wasted no time in finding a replacement to face Demian Maia on January 28th. Hours after promoting Michael Bisping to the co-main event at “UFC on FOX,” company president Dana White announced undefeated Chris Weidman has agreed to serve as a last-minute substitute to fight Maia. Maia and Bisping were scheduled to be the third scrap airing live during the Octagon’s return...
Via 5thRound.com
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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