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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
6 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare Fight Card

  UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare Mar 21, 2015 Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare Fight Card   Main Card (Fox Sports 1/TSN – Canada) Welterweights: Demian Maia (19-6) vs Ryan LaFlare (11-0) Lightweights: Josh Thomson (20-7, 1 NC) vs Gilbert Burns (9-0) Welterweights...
Via MMA Manifesto
24 days ago  |  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...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 28, 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

Fighter Scouting Report: Demian Maia

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Demian Maia Vitals 6’0″ 170 lbs (Welterweight) 72″ reach, Southpaw Nov 6, 1977 Record 18-6 (UFC: 12-6) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Numerous grappling championships Championships Held Super Challenge Tournament Winner (83 kg): 2006 Strengths - perhaps the best BJJ practitioner in […]
Via MMA Manifesto
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via hov-mma
February 21, 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...
Via Sports-Glory
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors swirling about Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia in 2014

Two welterweights looking to get back on track could meet in 2014 as rumors are currently swirling about a potential matchup pitting submission specialist Demian Maia against Rory MacDonald sometime next year. While there is no confirmation about the fight as of yet, UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday that there are talks about the bout taking place although it's...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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