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Sep 4, 2015 8:27 am

Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson Added To The Already Stacked UFC 194

    A welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson is the latest addition to December’s stacked UFC 194 fight card. UFC officials announced the booking today. Demian Maia (21-6 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to four in a row when he squares off with Gunnar Nelson in Sin...

Aug 18, 2015 6:21 pm

Demian Maia’s Chasing Major UFC Record

UFC submission ace Demian Maia is on a mission. The welterweight currently has seven submission finishes in the UFC. The record? Eleven. Currently there are only three fighters ahead of Maia on the list. Nate Diaz (8) Frank Mir (8) Royce Gracie (11) Maia told MMAJunkie that he’s looking to pursue that goal and be...

Aug 4, 2015 8:51 am

Demian Maia Predicts Victory Over Robbie Lawler

“(The fight would be) pretty tough. Of course, he’s tough. He’s experienced, he’s not young. He has a lot of experience. What he did to Rory (MacDonald at UFC 189)? Rory’s great. I fought him, I know he’s great. And he was winning the fight and Robbie was able to pull the win in the...

Jun 8, 2015 5:10 pm

Demian Maia and Neil Magny Set to Fight at UFC 190

UFC 190 is looking stacked with the addition of a new welterweight matchup! Veteran Demian Maia will be stepping into the octagon for the twenty-first time as he squares off with up-and-comer Neil Magny, Tatame reports. Althrough Magny (8-2 UFC) is far from a newcomer in the octagon, he has just started to make a...

Mar 22, 2015 11:32 am

Demian Maia Says He Has ‘A Few Years Left’

The UFC’s Demian Maia came back from nearly a year off and dispatched undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare at UFC Fight Night 62 on Saturday night. Maia, who now has a two fight win streak and is 20-6 overall, really put it on LaFlare for the first four rounds, but looked substantially tired in the final...

Mar 22, 2015 6:48 am

Pros React To Demian Maia’s Victory Over Ryan LaFlare

      Last night in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 62, welterweights Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare met in the evenings main event. LaFlare went into the fight with an undefeated record, but ultimately Maia’s ground game proved to be too much. For the first four rounds Maia dominated LaFlare, then in the fifth...

Mar 21, 2015 11:55 pm

Demian Maia and Erick Silva Comment on Fighting Each Other

Towards the end of the “UFC Fight Night 62” post fight press conference, both Demian Maia and Erick Silva were asked if they would be up to fighting each other if the UFC presented them the contract. More often than not, friends tend to not fight each other. Maia and Silva, however, seem game to...

Mar 18, 2015 3:00 am

Fight Night Rio: One-on-One with Demian Maia

Demian Maia is set to step back inside the Octagon after almost 10 months out of action. The No. 7-ranked welterweight caught up with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi ahead of his main event bout with Ryan LaFlare at Fight Night Rio.

Mar 10, 2015 6:02 am

REPLAY! Demian Maia vs. Rick Story (FULL)

UFC veteran and No. 7 welterweight Demian Maia continues his climb up the rankings as he takes on Rick Story. Maia headlines in his home country against Ryan LaFlare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Feb 15, 2015 3:59 pm

Demian Maia Blames Opponents For Lack Of Submission Wins

Demian Maia is arguably one of the most accomplished Jiu-Jitsu practitioners currently competing in MMA. With 9 of his 19 professional MMA wins coming by way of submission, Maia is one of the most lethal submission artists in the UFC. Ahead of his UFC Fight Night 62 bout against Ryan LaFlare, Maia spoke about why...

Sep 15, 2014 10:44 am

Marcelo Garcia And Demian Maia Showcase Elite Level JiuJitsu While Rolling

Elite level JiuJitsu Black Belts Demian Maia and Marcelo Garcia can be seen rolling in this video. Despite neither man going at full speed, these man are showing off extremely high level, and extremely technical moves. For those unfamiliar with Marcelo Garcia, he is a 3rd degree black belt in BJJ. He has placed in...

Aug 28, 2014 7:33 am

Demian Maia Indefinitely Sidelined with Bone Infection

Unfortunate news in the UFC world today, as welterweight Demian Maia has been recently diagnosed with a bone infection, that will be keeping him out of the sport indefinitely. The Sao Paulo native has been diagnosed with Osteomyelitis, a bone infection that can occur from infected tissue or from the bone itself being exposed to...

Mar 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Demian Maia vs. Mike Pierce In The Works For Brazil’s May UFC Event

According to recent reports on UFC tonight, a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Mike Pierce is in the works for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil in May. The event, scheduled for May 31, is to serve as ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil — Season 3 Finale’ and will feature, coaches, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei...

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

Oct 31, 2013 12:50 pm

Erick Silva Calls Out Fellow Brazilian Demian Maia

  Rising UFC welterweight Erick Silva is trying to take a move out of Chael Sonnen’s playbook and has called out a Brazilian fighter in the form of Demian Maia. If booked the UFC’s welterweight division will be poised for a barn burner fit to headline or co-headline any Fight Night type event. The younger...

Oct 8, 2013 11:09 am

Demian Maia Wants Title Shot With Win Over Jake Shields

Finding resurgent momentum after a drop in weight classes, UFC fighter Demian Maia has steadily climbed the rankings at 170 lbs.  Facing Jake Shields in the main event of Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 29, Maia believes that an impressive win over Shields will earn him a shot at the welterweight belt.   By Christopher...

Oct 7, 2013 3:50 pm

Quick Twitt | Dana White: Demian Maia Could Get Title Shot With Win Over Shields

This Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 Demian Maia and Jake Shields face off in a pivotal welterweight clash. To make things more dramatic come fight night, UFC President Dana White just confirmed that if Maia should obtain victory in this week’s main event he could face the winner of GSP vs. Hendricks. The UK’s Gareth...

Oct 7, 2013 10:37 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen

Before his drop to the UFC’s welterweight division Demian Maia was a middleweight who tore through the division in route to a title shot against Anderson Silva. During his climb to the top he faced off with Chael Sonnen and we have the video (above). Demain Maia now faces Jake Shields in the UFC Fight...

Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald

UFC welterweight Demian Maia is set to face Jake Shields in the UFC Fight Night 29 main event on October 9. Before he was a headliner, he notched this amazing submission win over Jason MacDonald at UFC 87.

Sep 27, 2013 11:53 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields And Demian Maia Battle It Out On The Mic

At a recent photo opportunity, Demian Maia and Jake Shields are faced with the awkward task of interviewing each other. Paula Sack turns the microphone over to the fighters and mayhem ensues. Thankfully, the guys stick to their day jobs. Catch this main event at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields, Wednesday, October 9 at...

Aug 23, 2013 12:58 pm

Lost Unborn Son, 5 Armed Robber Incident Almost Made Demian Maia Retire in 2012

When UFC veteran Demian Maia dropped a unanimous decision to Chris Weidman on January of 2012, he thought about retirement for the first time in his career. But it wasn’t only his lackluster performance against the current middleweight champion that made the 35-year-old Brazilian entertain the idea of calling it quits. In fact, a series of...

Aug 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Set to Headline UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paulo

A welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Demian Maia is set to headline the UFC Fight Night 29 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9th. BJPENN.com reported the news back in July as the bout was said to take place later this year by UFC Tonight. The location has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com. Shields...

Jul 22, 2013 9:33 am

Demian Maia Says Silva Training With Seagal Is All Lies

“It’s a lie. It’s marketing. Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson’s success, he glued himself to him. Seagal’s movie career was down. It worked because he appeared in the media again. Seagal never taught Silva anything… For everyone who knows about it, it’s a joke… I was not rooting against Silva in...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 163

A welterweight match-up between Josh Koschek and Demian Maia will be added to UFC 163, MMAFighting.com confirmed Tuesday night.   The fight will be important for both athletes.  Koscheck (17-7) has lost two straight fights, a split decision loss to current number one welterweight contender, Johnny Hendricks, and more recently a first-round TKO loss to...

Apr 17, 2013 8:39 am

Demian Maia Seeking Welterweight Clash With Nick Diaz

Before we get too excited about a showdown between Demian Maia and Nick Diaz, one thing needs to be made clear. Nick Diaz is still retired. There has been no indication from any source that Nick Diaz will return to the cage outside of the off-chance he should be granted a rematch with GSP or...