Archive: demian Maia

Mar 24, 2015 6:58 am

Maia: “I’m a jiu-jitsu guy and that’s my root”

Former UFC title challenger Demian Maia recently overcame a potentially career-ending shoulder infection in order to fight formerly unbeaten welterweight fighter Ryan LaFlare at this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil. The 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion, Maia, used his superior grappling skills to dominate LaFlare for 4 of 5 rounds in...

Oct 1, 2014 3:47 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: MacDonald vs. Maia

Looking to bounce back from a loss, top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald stays focused on his opponent, Demian Maia, at UFC 170. See MacDonald fight Tarec Saffiedine in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

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...

Jul 2, 2014 9:14 am

Maia vs. Pyle, Leites vs. Carmont Added To FN 49

UFC Fight Night 49 takes place August 23rd from Tulsa Oklahoma, and the card picked up two fights today. Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle and Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont have been added two the card. Demian Maia is coming off a win over Alexander Yakovlev back in May which snapped his two fight losing...

Jun 5, 2014 12:46 pm

Maia Still Gunning For UFC Title

“The day I stop aiming for the title, I will stop fighting. That’s my goal and always will be, but I decided to stop thinking about it. Every time I think about it, it brings more pressure over me, and that was bad. I will continue fighting and see what happens.” In a recent interview...

May 31, 2014 6:04 pm

‘UFC: TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Results: Umalatov Handily Defeats Thiago

Gasan Umalatov walked into the octagon this weekend as a +175 underdog and walked out with his hands raised when all was said and done. UFC veteran and favorite Paulo Thiago could not get any momentum going his way tonight and his frustration showed throughout the fight. Paulo Thiago looked decent when he would land...

May 31, 2014 4:47 pm

‘UFC: TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Results: Abreu Makes Silva Tap Out in Round 2

Ricardo Abreu capped off the UFC Fight Pass Preliminary portion of tonight’s card with a textbook submission. Abreu was looking to finish the fight as soon as it started when he swung for the fences from the get-go. He landed a right hand that wobbled Wagner Silva and Abreu did a good job staying calm...

May 31, 2014 3:30 pm

‘UFC: Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale’ Results Thread

‘UFC: Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 3’ took place on Saturday night and we saw two new Ultimate Fighters crowned! Couldn’t make it to a TV? Don’t worry! We have the results for you in this thread! Make BJPENN.COM your home for up to the minute updates and results. Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Stipe Miocic...

Feb 22, 2014 11:09 pm

UFC 170 Bonus Report: Rousey, Thompson, MacDonald and Maia Get Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Demian Maia vs. Rory MacDonald Demian Maia surprised a lot of people with his performance in the opening round of his bout with Rory MacDonald. Some thought his dominant and controlling offense should have rewarded him a 10-8 round, which meant MacDonald would have to fight twice as strong in rounds...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

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 10, 2013 10:58 am

Maia Criticizes Judges Following Decision Loss To Shields

“I don’t understand the judges. My strategy going into the fifth round was to defend the takedowns and score points standing, so I thought the fight was 3-2 to me. I think the judges should make their criteria more clear and the judges should go public. A decision like this can change a fighter’s life...

Oct 8, 2013 12:41 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ Weigh-in Results: One Fighter Misses Mark

  Today’s UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields weigh-in event has concluded and all but one fighter made their contracted weight limit. The one blemish on today’s ceremony came in the form of Thiago Silva coming in two-pounds over the allowed light-heavyweight allowance at 208lbs. He was given one additional hour to make the...

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 10:55 am

Joey Beltran Talks Suspension and Returning to the Cage Successfully

After making drop to light-heavyweight, Joey Beltran looked to restart his career in a new division. Upon his return to the UFC, Beltran split two consecutive fights, winning his most recent against Igor Pokrajac. His victory was taken from him, however, after Beltran tested positive for nandrolone. Now, with a fight against Fabio Maldonado looming,...

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 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...