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...