Demian Maia News

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...

Mar 14, 2017 12:22 pm

Demian Maia glad Georges St-Pierre is returning at middleweight

This month, news surfaced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre had signed a new multi-fight UFC contract, and would be returning to the UFC for a middleweight showdown with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping later this year. While top ranked UFC welterweight Demian Maia may currently be booked to fight Jorge Masvidal in a...

Mar 9, 2017 2:02 pm

Demian Maia confident he’s a pay-per view draw

This past weekend at UFC 209, welterweights Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch for Woodley’s welterweight title. With Woodley winning the fight via majority decision and retaining his belt for the 2nd time, many expect Demian Maia to get the next welterweight title...

Mar 6, 2017 12:52 pm

Georges St-Pierre expects Demian Maia to become UFC welterweight champion

When former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre makes his long awaited comeback later this year, it will be to a middleweight title shot, not to a shot at the welterweight belt. That said, the former champ does still pay attention to the division he ruled for so long, and he’s particularly impressed by one welterweight...

Mar 6, 2017 10:57 am

Demian Maia gives his scorecard for UFC 209’s main event

Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 209, champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson fought for the UFC welterweight title. Just like their first fight, which occurred back in November and ended with a majority draw, this one was very close, as Woodley walked away with a hotly contested majority decision win. In...

Mar 2, 2017 11:25 am

Tyron Woodley talks Demian Maia title snub

With an impressive 6-fight win streak, many believed that Demian Maia would be up for the next welterweight title shot after Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson fought at UFC 205. Ultimately however, after Woodley retained his belt following a majority draw, the UFC opted to book a rematch between the two men for UFC 209,...

Mar 1, 2017 5:56 am

Jorge Masvidal has a message for Dana White following UFC 211 booking

When Jorge Masvidal stepped onto the canvas with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January, he was counted out by a good portion of the fight game. Cowboy, after all, had scored violent finishes in his first four fights as a welterweight, and had a good deal of momentum on his side as a result. In the...

Feb 28, 2017 3:28 pm

Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 211

News broke Tuesday afternoon at Jorge Masvidal vs. Demian Maia would be taking place at UFC 211 in May. The news came after a period of uncertainty following reports earlier in the week that Masvidal and Maia would be fighting in Nashville in April according to MMAJunkie. No word on whether the fight will take...

Feb 26, 2017 3:33 pm

Demian Maia set to return in the main event of UFC Nashville against Jorge Masvidal

Top UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia has opted to take another fight instead of waiting for the winner of next weekend’s UFC 209 main event title fight between Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Combate, the submission specialist has agreed to square off with Jorge Masvidal in the...

Feb 26, 2017 2:31 pm

Demian Maia “Sometimes the more you pursue a dream, the more it escapes you.”

Following his dominant first-round submission victory over former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21 this past August in Vancouver, Demian Maia was told by UFC officials that he would get to face the winner of UFC 205’s welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson next. Unfortunately for the...