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...

Apr 10, 2014 7:58 am

Alexander Yakovlev to Replace Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 42

On Monday it was announced that Mike Pierce was going to be out of UFC Fight Night 42 against Demian Maia due to a broken hand. Well now, according to his management staff, Alexander Yakovlev will step in for Pierce and make his UFC debut. Yakovlev and his team made this announcement via social media,...

Apr 8, 2014 5:41 am

Mike Pierce Out of UFC Fight Night 42 Bout Against Maia

Welterweight Mile Pierce(17-6) has been forced out of his upcoming May fight due a broken hand. Pierce was set to face off in May against Demian Maia (18-6) at UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil, but because there is no timetable set for Pierces return, Maia will be awaiting a new opponent. Pierce, who is...

Mar 27, 2014 9:11 am

Report: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley In The Works

We now know who Johny Hendricks’ first title defense will be against. Kind of. MMA Junkie‘s Steven Marocco reports that Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off during the UFC’s first trip to Canada this year (UFC174 in June), for a presumed number-one contender’s match. The fight makes sense not only on paper, but...

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...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Jan 8, 2014 6:02 am

UFC Releases Poster For UFC 170: Rousey Vs. McMann

It won’t be long until we see UFC bantamweight champion back in the octagon, Rousey will be competing against fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann next month at UFC 170, and the UFC has released their promotional poster for the event. McMann won her Olympic silver medal at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. She has...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

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...