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Sep 8, 2016 9:54 am

Tyron Woodley’s plan for Demian Maia’s Jiu-Jitsu: “I’mma bite him”

Earlier this month, #3 ranked welterweight Demian Maia stepped into the Octagon to fight former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in a highly anticipated showdown of welterweights with different styles. While Condit hoped to keep the fight standing and get a TKO win, Maia was able to take the fight to the ground and submit...

Sep 5, 2016 7:32 am

Stephen Thompson Explains Why He Deserves the Title Shot Over Demian Maia

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21, UFC welterweight Demian Maia dazzled with a first-round submission of long-time contender Carlos Condit. The win extended the Brazilian’s streak to six, and under slightly different conditions, probably would have catapulted him directly into a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia, the...


Aug 30, 2016 9:13 am

Royce Gracie praises Demian Maia following win over Carlos Condit

This past Saturday in Vancouver, Demian Maia picked up arguably the biggest win of his UFC career as he submitted Carlos Condit in the first round of their main event scrap. The finish was a beautiful one that left many MMA fans stunned given that Condit had never been submitted in the UFC, and possess...

Aug 29, 2016 1:29 pm

VIDEO | Commercial break footage of Carlos Condit and Demian Maia full of emotions

This video of Demian Maia & Carlos Condit during the commercial break after the fight ended has powerful imagery. pic.twitter.com/ZoBRhuSVwJ — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 29, 2016 The UFC welterweight division contenders are lining up for a chance to get a crack at the title. On Saturday, Demian Maia made a huge statement when he...

Aug 28, 2016 6:49 am

MMA community reacts to Demian Maia’s submission win over Carlos Condit

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, Demian Maia kept his win streak going as he submitted Carlos Condit with a rear naked choke in the very first round. Below are some of the best reactions to Maia’s win: Damian Maia is the real https://t.co/RsUPBd4xtC — Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) August 28,...

Aug 28, 2016 1:45 am

VIDEO | Carlos Condit discusses his UFC on FOX 21 loss to Demian Maia

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit is interviewed backstage following his UFC on FOX 21 first-round submission loss to Demian Maia. The Brazilian submission specialist was able to catch Condit in a rear-naked choke early in the firs-round to force Condit to tapout. Condit hints at what may be next in terms of his...

Aug 27, 2016 7:12 pm

VIDEO | Watch Demian Maia submit Carlos Condit in round 1

Former UFC middleweight title contender Demian Maia scored a first-round finish over Carlos Condit tonight in Vancouver. Maia was able to get Condit to the ground early in the fight and promptly sunk in a rear-naked choke which forced Carlos to tapout: Yes. This happened. Demian Maia becomes the first man in 10 years to...

Aug 27, 2016 6:58 pm

UFC on FOX 21 Results: Demian Maia submits Carlos Condit

A key welterweight bout between former UFC interim champion Carlos Condit (30-9 MMA) and former UFC title challenger Demian Maia (23-6 MMA) headlined tonight’s UFC on FOX 21 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Round one begins and Maia takes the center of the octagon. Condit misses with a head kick. Demian shoots in and...

Jul 27, 2016 8:38 am

Carlos Condit eyes title shot with win over Demian Maia

Prior to Carlos Condit’s UFC 195 welterweight title fight with Robbie Lawler, the ‘Natural Born Killer’ revealed that the fight very well could be his last before retiring. After losing a controversial split decision, Condit stated that unless he got an immediate rematch with Lawler, he was on hiatus until further notice. The UFC opted...

Jul 19, 2016 10:22 pm

Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit pulled from UFC 202, moved to FOX card

With just over a month to go until UFC 202 on August 20th, where Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz will square off in their highly anticipated welterweight rematch, the UFC has made a pretty big adjustment to the card. Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia, which was expected to be on the pay-per view portion of...

May 14, 2016 9:36 pm

Video | Demian Maia submits Matt Brown at UFC 198

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Demian Maia scored a submission victory over Matt Brown at last night’s UFC 198 event in Curitiba, Brazil. Grappling beast Demian Maia does it again! A beautiful rear naked choke gets him a win over Matt Brown. #UFC198 https://t.co/MxEyI0fMj1 — FS1 (@FS1) May 15, 2016 The win, which occurred in...

May 14, 2016 6:54 pm

UFC 198 Results: Demian Maia dominates and submits Matt Brown

A key welterweight scrap between top contenders Demian Maia (23-6 MMA) and Matt Brown (20-14 MMA) headlined the UFC 198 prelims in Curitiba, Brazil. Round one begins and Maia presses forward and tries a takedown. Brown stuffs it. Maia shoots in again and this time lands a double leg takedown. Brown pushes himself up against...

May 14, 2016 9:29 am

How being dominated by Anderson Silva changed Demian Maia’s career

Back in 2010, Demian Maia competed against Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight championship in just his 14th professional MMA fight. The fight went the full 5 rounds, and drew quite a bit of criticism for Silva, who taunted Maia throughout the entire fight while appearing to never look to ‘pull the trigger’ and knock...

Apr 3, 2016 11:31 am

Demian Maia on potential title shot: “I don’t have to act like a clown to get it”

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Demian Maia (22-6 MMA) is currently riding an impressive four-fight winning streak inside the UFC’s welterweight division. The 38-year-old is coming off a unanimous decision win over Gunnar Nelson which occurred at December’s UFC 194 event in Las Vegas. Prior to that, Maia submitted surging contender Neil Magny in the...

Feb 15, 2016 6:55 pm

Demian Maia: ‘Forget about McGregor’

UFC welterweight title hopeful Demian Maia is getting some anxiety with just the talk of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor getting a title shot in the welterweight division. McGregor is scheduled to fight for the UFC lightweight title on March 5 at UFC 196 against the lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. McGregor and his team...

Jan 25, 2016 1:07 pm

Matt Brown and Demian Maia set to fight at UFC Fight Night in Brazil

UFC senior vice president Giovani Decker released news of an exciting welterweight match between two of the division’s top competitors. Matt Brown and Demian Maia are set to fight in Brazil at the UFC Fight Night event on May 14. Also scheduled on the Fight Night event in Brazil is a bout between two of...

Dec 12, 2015 8:11 pm

UFC 194 Results: Demian Maia defeats Gunnar Nelson via decision

Welterweights Demian Maia (22-6 MMA) and Gunnar Nelson (14-1-2 MMA) squared off in the second bout of the UFC 194 main card. Gunnar Nelson was able to score an early takedown in round one. After a mad scramble, Maia was able to take the back of Nelson. Demian locks in the hooks and begins searching for a rear-naked...

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...