325 Search Results for Demian Maia

May 14, 2016 9:36 pm

Video | Demian Maia submits Matt Brown at UFC 198

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Demian Maia scored a submission victory over Matt Brown at last night’s UFC 198 event in Curitiba, Brazil. Grappling beast Demian Maia does it again! A beautiful rear naked choke gets him a win over Matt Brown. #UFC198 https://t.co/MxEyI0fMj1 — FS1 (@FS1) May 15, 2016 The win, which occurred in...

May 14, 2016 6:54 pm

UFC 198 Results: Demian Maia dominates and submits Matt Brown

A key welterweight scrap between top contenders Demian Maia (23-6 MMA) and Matt Brown (20-14 MMA) headlined the UFC 198 prelims in Curitiba, Brazil. Round one begins and Maia presses forward and tries a takedown. Brown stuffs it. Maia shoots in again and this time lands a double leg takedown. Brown pushes himself up against...

May 14, 2016 9:29 am

How being dominated by Anderson Silva changed Demian Maia’s career

Back in 2010, Demian Maia competed against Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight championship in just his 14th professional MMA fight. The fight went the full 5 rounds, and drew quite a bit of criticism for Silva, who taunted Maia throughout the entire fight while appearing to never look to ‘pull the trigger’ and knock...

Apr 3, 2016 11:31 am

Demian Maia on potential title shot: “I don’t have to act like a clown to get it”

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Demian Maia (22-6 MMA) is currently riding an impressive four-fight winning streak inside the UFC’s welterweight division. The 38-year-old is coming off a unanimous decision win over Gunnar Nelson which occurred at December’s UFC 194 event in Las Vegas. Prior to that, Maia submitted surging contender Neil Magny in the...


Feb 15, 2016 6:55 pm

Demian Maia: ‘Forget about McGregor’

UFC welterweight title hopeful Demian Maia is getting some anxiety with just the talk of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor getting a title shot in the welterweight division. McGregor is scheduled to fight for the UFC lightweight title on March 5 at UFC 196 against the lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. McGregor and his team...

Jan 25, 2016 1:07 pm

Matt Brown and Demian Maia set to fight at UFC Fight Night in Brazil

UFC senior vice president Giovani Decker released news of an exciting welterweight match between two of the division’s top competitors. Matt Brown and Demian Maia are set to fight in Brazil at the UFC Fight Night event on May 14. Also scheduled on the Fight Night event in Brazil is a bout between two of...

Dec 12, 2015 8:11 pm

UFC 194 Results: Demian Maia defeats Gunnar Nelson via decision

Welterweights Demian Maia (22-6 MMA) and Gunnar Nelson (14-1-2 MMA) squared off in the second bout of the UFC 194 main card. Gunnar Nelson was able to score an early takedown in round one. After a mad scramble, Maia was able to take the back of Nelson. Demian locks in the hooks and begins searching for a rear-naked...

Sep 4, 2015 8:27 am

Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson Added To The Already Stacked UFC 194

    A welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson is the latest addition to December’s stacked UFC 194 fight card. UFC officials announced the booking today. Demian Maia (21-6 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to four in a row when he squares off with Gunnar Nelson in Sin...

Aug 18, 2015 6:21 pm

Demian Maia’s Chasing Major UFC Record

UFC submission ace Demian Maia is on a mission. The welterweight currently has seven submission finishes in the UFC. The record? Eleven. Currently there are only three fighters ahead of Maia on the list. Nate Diaz (8) Frank Mir (8) Royce Gracie (11) Maia told MMAJunkie that he’s looking to pursue that goal and be...

Aug 4, 2015 8:51 am

Demian Maia Predicts Victory Over Robbie Lawler

“(The fight would be) pretty tough. Of course, he’s tough. He’s experienced, he’s not young. He has a lot of experience. What he did to Rory (MacDonald at UFC 189)? Rory’s great. I fought him, I know he’s great. And he was winning the fight and Robbie was able to pull the win in the...

Jun 8, 2015 5:10 pm

Demian Maia and Neil Magny Set to Fight at UFC 190

UFC 190 is looking stacked with the addition of a new welterweight matchup! Veteran Demian Maia will be stepping into the octagon for the twenty-first time as he squares off with up-and-comer Neil Magny, Tatame reports. Althrough Magny (8-2 UFC) is far from a newcomer in the octagon, he has just started to make a...

Mar 22, 2015 11:32 am

Demian Maia Says He Has ‘A Few Years Left’

The UFC’s Demian Maia came back from nearly a year off and dispatched undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare at UFC Fight Night 62 on Saturday night. Maia, who now has a two fight win streak and is 20-6 overall, really put it on LaFlare for the first four rounds, but looked substantially tired in the final...

Mar 22, 2015 6:48 am

Pros React To Demian Maia’s Victory Over Ryan LaFlare

      Last night in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 62, welterweights Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare met in the evenings main event. LaFlare went into the fight with an undefeated record, but ultimately Maia’s ground game proved to be too much. For the first four rounds Maia dominated LaFlare, then in the fifth...

Mar 21, 2015 11:55 pm

Demian Maia and Erick Silva Comment on Fighting Each Other

Towards the end of the “UFC Fight Night 62” post fight press conference, both Demian Maia and Erick Silva were asked if they would be up to fighting each other if the UFC presented them the contract. More often than not, friends tend to not fight each other. Maia and Silva, however, seem game to...

Mar 18, 2015 3:00 am

Fight Night Rio: One-on-One with Demian Maia

Demian Maia is set to step back inside the Octagon after almost 10 months out of action. The No. 7-ranked welterweight caught up with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi ahead of his main event bout with Ryan LaFlare at Fight Night Rio.

Mar 10, 2015 6:02 am

REPLAY! Demian Maia vs. Rick Story (FULL)

UFC veteran and No. 7 welterweight Demian Maia continues his climb up the rankings as he takes on Rick Story. Maia headlines in his home country against Ryan LaFlare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Feb 15, 2015 3:59 pm

Demian Maia Blames Opponents For Lack Of Submission Wins

Demian Maia is arguably one of the most accomplished Jiu-Jitsu practitioners currently competing in MMA. With 9 of his 19 professional MMA wins coming by way of submission, Maia is one of the most lethal submission artists in the UFC. Ahead of his UFC Fight Night 62 bout against Ryan LaFlare, Maia spoke about why...