Demian Maia News

Oct 30, 2017 5:58 am

Demian Maia updates on retirement plans after Colby Covington loss

On Saturday night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s return to Sao Paulo, Brazil, long-time welterweight contender Demian Maia stepped into the cage for a fight with the rising Colby Covington. Though Maia showed off plenty of heart in this fight, he was soundly beaten, ultimately giving up a unanimous decision after three bloody...

Oct 29, 2017 4:48 pm

Demian Maia issues statement after loss to Colby Covington

Last night, the UFC returned to Brazil with an action-packed stop in the city of Sao Paulo. In the co-main event, one of the country’s top fighters, Demian Maia, returned against surging contender Colby Covington. Despite a spirited effort, Maia ultimately came up short in this fight, giving up a unanimous decision after three bloody...

Oct 28, 2017 9:30 pm

UFC Fight Night 119 Results: Colby Covington defeats Demian Maia

A key welterweight scrap between surging contender Colby Covington and former title challenger Demian Maia served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 119 card from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Round one begins and Maia comes out quickly with a jab. He lands a nice left hand and Colby smiles. Another nice left hand...

Oct 27, 2017 12:02 pm

Colby Covington ready to drop his sweaty you know what on Demian Maia’s face

Rising UFC welterweight Colby Covington is a short time away from getting the chance to establish himself as one of the top contenders at 170 pounds. Covington, who is currently ranked the no. 7 welterweight by the UFC takes on no. 3 ranked Demian Maia this weekend at UFC Fight Night 118 in Sao Paulo,...

Aug 6, 2017 2:50 pm

Colby Covington challenges Demian Maia while throwing shade at Tyron Woodley

UFC welterweight Colby Covington is a rising star in the UFC’s stacked welterweight division. “Chaos” has won four fights in a row, his latest being a lopsided decision victory over highly regarded Korean fighter Dong Hyun Kim. Covington is now looking for a big step up in competition as he issued a challenge to recent...

Jul 30, 2017 6:17 pm

Demian Maia discusses his future after loss to Tyron Woodley

On Saturday night, in the co-main event of UFC 214, Brazilian jiu jitsu wizard Demian Maia finally got his long-awaited welterweight title shot. His chance came against talented champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia and his many fans, Woodley was simply the better man on fight night. Of the 21 takedowns Maia attempted, not one...

Jul 29, 2017 9:20 pm

UFC 214 Results: Tyron Woodley defeats Demian Maia (Highlights)

A welterweight title fight served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 214 fight card in Anaheim as current champ Tyron Woodley took on top contender Demian Maia. Round one begins and Maia starts off with immediate pressure. He shoots in and tries to secure a takedown. Woodley is able to shake him off. Woodley...

Jul 28, 2017 8:28 am

Tyron Woodley unfazed by Demian Maia being a specialist

On Saturday, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will step into the Octagon in hopes of making yet another successful title defense in the co-main event of UFC 214. The fight will see ‘The Chosen One’ step into the Octagon with arguably the greatest JiuJitsu specialist in the UFC, Demian Maia. Ahead of the fight, Woodley...

Jul 25, 2017 2:06 pm

Tyron Woodley has his reasons on why Georges St-Pierre doesn’t want to fight him

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is set to defend his title this weekend at UFC 214 against Demian Maia. Maia has proved to be a top welterweight contender after dropping down from the middleweight division and is on a seven-fight winning streak dating back to 2014 and will get his second chance at getting UFC...

Jul 25, 2017 8:48 am

Tyron Woodley says Demian Maia win doesn’t really help GOAT status

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently gearing up for the third title defense of his reign at 170 pounds. ‘The Chosen One’ will be fighting submission expert Demian Maia this weekend at UFC 214, where he will look to once again defend his belt. Ahead of the fight, Woodley spoke on the UFC 214...

Jun 28, 2017 4:30 pm

Breaking! Tyron Woodley will defend his title at UFC 214

Breaking! Tyron Woodley will defend his title at UFC 214 UFC 214 has added another title fight! UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley recently took to Twitter where he announced that he will be defending his title on July 29 in Anaheim against top contender Demian Maia. Yeah I didn't Stutter!! @ufc #ufc214 vs @demianmaia for...

Jun 15, 2017 7:10 am

Report: Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia welterweight title fight nearing completion

The next title defense of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is apparently nearing completion. Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Woodley would be taking on dangerous welterweight star Jorge Masvidal, as the welterweight division’s number one contender Demian Maia was apparently dealing with an injury. Shortly after Maia took to social media to assure he...

May 23, 2017 9:49 am

Jorge Masvidal explains what surprised him most in Demian Maia fight

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in a contest that was widely perceived as a welterweight number one contender fight. Despite some big moments on the feet, Masvidal became the latest casualty of Maia’s incredible grappling skill, surrendering four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 15, 2017 8:28 am

Nick Diaz was not impressed by Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the...

May 15, 2017 6:48 am

Tyron Woodley: Demian Maia will struggle to take me down, jump on my back

Last Saturday night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 211, Demian Maia met Jorge Masvidal in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal certainly had his moments, Maia would win this fight, relying on his legendary grappling en route to a split decision victory. With this win, Maia...

May 14, 2017 2:18 pm

PHOTO | Nothing but respect from Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal following UFC 211

PHOTO | Nothing but respect from Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal following UFC 211 Top UFC welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal went to battle on the main card of last night’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas with a potential shot at UFC gold on the line. The fight went back and forth,...

May 14, 2017 9:17 am

Demian Maia will not sell out to earn a title shot

Last night, on the main card of UFC 211, Brazilian grappling whiz Demian Maia picked up a decision win over Jorge Masvidal, seemingly clinching a shot at welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in the process. In the current era of money fights, however, it’s possible that Maia’s spot in line is usurped by a bigger name,...

May 14, 2017 6:00 am

Pros react to Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

Last night, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the latest...

May 13, 2017 8:42 pm

UFC 211 Results: Demian Maia defeats Jorge Masvidal via split-decision

UFC 211 Results: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal A welterweight bout between top division contenders Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal took place during tonight’s UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. Round one begins and Maia immediately shoots in and begins working for a takedown. He eventually gets it. Masvidal quickly scrambles and gets back...

May 10, 2017 7:29 am

Jorge Masvidal promises to defeat Demian Maia with X-rated violence

This weekend, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, fan favorite welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in top contender Demian Maia. From the early vantage point, the winner of this fight looks like a shoo-in for the next shot at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Though...

May 6, 2017 1:41 pm

Demian Maia responds to criticism from Tyron Woodley

Recently, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been rather frustrated with his inability to find a challenger for his welterweight belt. The welterweight champion stated earlier this month that while he would like to fight in July, nobody is prepared to step up and challenge him for the belt. Woodley took specific aim at UFC...

May 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal expecting to be #1 contender with win over Demian Maia

#5 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal put together arguably one of the most impressive runs in 2016. After snapping a 2-fight skid by defeating Ross Pearson via unanimous decision. Following that, Masvidal picked up a controversial TKO win over Jake Ellenberger after ‘The Juggernaut’ got his big toe stuck in the cage wall. Most recently,...

Mar 30, 2017 6:28 am

Jorge Masvidal gives prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Demian Maia

Back in January, UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal scored a career-altering knockout win over the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This win sent the American Top Team staple rocketing up the UFC welterweight rankings. In the wake of this win, Masvidal quickly began calling for a fight with top welterweight contender Demian Maia. While Maia initially seemed reluctant...