Archive: demian Maia

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

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 15, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 29 Drug Tests Results, All Fighters Pass

All fighters passed their mandatory drug tests from UFC Fight Night 29 last week.  Above, headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields stare down after weigh-ins.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian athletic commission, CABMMA, that oversaw UFC Fight Night 29 has released the results of the mandatory drug tests, and all fighters passed. CABMMA...

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 8, 2013 11:09 am

Demian Maia Wants Title Shot With Win Over Jake Shields

Finding resurgent momentum after a drop in weight classes, UFC fighter Demian Maia has steadily climbed the rankings at 170 lbs.  Facing Jake Shields in the main event of Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 29, Maia believes that an impressive win over Shields will earn him a shot at the welterweight belt.   By Christopher...

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...

Aug 23, 2013 12:58 pm

Lost Unborn Son, 5 Armed Robber Incident Almost Made Demian Maia Retire in 2012

When UFC veteran Demian Maia dropped a unanimous decision to Chris Weidman on January of 2012, he thought about retirement for the first time in his career. But it wasn’t only his lackluster performance against the current middleweight champion that made the 35-year-old Brazilian entertain the idea of calling it quits. In fact, a series of...

Aug 15, 2013 1:29 pm

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao rebooked for UFC Fight Night 29

UFC officials recently announced that top bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Raphael Assuncao (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will collide at UFC Fight Night 29, October 9 in Brazil. The bout was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 28, but Assuncao was sidelined with a hand injury. The “TUF 14”...

Aug 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado set for UFC Fight Night 29

MMAFighting.com has learned with sources close to the UFC that “The Mexicutioner” Joey Beltran (14-8 MMA, 4-5 UFC) is heading to Brazil for a light heavyweight showdown against Sao Paulo native Fabio Maldonado (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC). Beltran is coming off a unanimous decision win over Igor Pokrajac at December’s UFC on FX event in...

Aug 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Set to Headline UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paulo

A welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Demian Maia is set to headline the UFC Fight Night 29 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9th. BJPENN.com reported the news back in July as the bout was said to take place later this year by UFC Tonight. The location has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com. Shields...

Jul 31, 2013 10:03 am

Maia vs. Shields Likely For Fall UFC Event

A welterweight clash between, grappling standouts, Demian Maia and Jake Shields is reportedly in the works for an upcoming UFC event this fall. ‘UFC Tonight’ on FUEL TV confirmed the bout last night. Demian Maia is currently riding high on a three-fight win streak following his drop to the UFC’s welterweight division. The former middleweight...

Jul 22, 2013 9:33 am

Demian Maia Says Silva Training With Seagal Is All Lies

“It’s a lie. It’s marketing. Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson’s success, he glued himself to him. Seagal’s movie career was down. It worked because he appeared in the media again. Seagal never taught Silva anything… For everyone who knows about it, it’s a joke… I was not rooting against Silva in...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 2, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White Offers Solution to Low Fighter Pay: Cut Bonuses

There is always talk after each event on the pertinent and on-going issue of fighter pay. In a sport where your body is placed, arguably, in some of the most stressful states that one could endure, its easy to see why some may complain for not making top-dollar. The target for all the anger seems...

May 30, 2013 10:26 am

Anthony Perosh vs. Vinny Magalhaes in the Works for UFC 163

  A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh (13-7) and Vinny Magalhaes (10-6) is in the works for UFC 163. UFC 163 is set for August 3rd at the HSBC Arena. Its main card will be broadcast on PPV while the preliminary cards will take place both on Facebook then FX. Perosh is coming off of...

May 20, 2013 12:35 pm

UFC Officials Make ‘UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis’ Official For Rio de Janeiro

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis will be making a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 3. Aldo (22-1) will defend his belt against Pettis (16-2) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis. UFC officials announced the fight this past Saturday at...

Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 163

A welterweight match-up between Josh Koschek and Demian Maia will be added to UFC 163, MMAFighting.com confirmed Tuesday night.   The fight will be important for both athletes.  Koscheck (17-7) has lost two straight fights, a split decision loss to current number one welterweight contender, Johnny Hendricks, and more recently a first-round TKO loss to...

Apr 17, 2013 8:39 am

Demian Maia Seeking Welterweight Clash With Nick Diaz

Before we get too excited about a showdown between Demian Maia and Nick Diaz, one thing needs to be made clear. Nick Diaz is still retired. There has been no indication from any source that Nick Diaz will return to the cage outside of the off-chance he should be granted a rematch with GSP or...

Mar 28, 2013 10:08 am

Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman to Headline World Series of Fighting 3 | MMA NEWS

Jon Fitch will be making his entrance into the World Series of Fighting in a few months. Fitch (24-5-1) will meet Josh Burkman (25-9) on June 14 to headline WSOF 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. for the second time. The event will be televised live on NBC Sports Network, but no venue has been announced...