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DEMIAN MAIA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rory MacDonald’s latest win doesn’t necessarily equal title shot

Heading into Saturday’s welterweight showdown between Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley at UFC 174, fight fans were rightfully expecting to witness a crowd-pleasing war that would leave both contenders bloodied and the promotion with another proven title threat. But while MacDonald held up his end of the bargain with an offensive attack that capitalized mainly upon his length and...
Via Sports-Glory
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs Maldonado Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports) Demian Maia got a much needed win last night at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale, and ended up earning the biggest payday at the event. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is […]
Via MMA Manifesto
June 01, 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

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

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...
Via Tito Couture
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...
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...
Via 5thRound.com
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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