4 Reasons to Root for Demian Maia at UFC 156

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4 Reasons to Root for Demian Maia at UFC 156
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 156, which is now only days away, will feature a main-card showdown between welterweight contenders Jon Fitch and Demian Maia.

Both fighters are attempting to work their way back to a title shot, though this time in a different division for Maia. A win this Saturday night will go a long way toward furthering the ambitions of each, which makes the matchup one of the event's most intriguing.

In a change of pace, rather than predict the winner, I'm going to tell you why you should be supporting Maia. Of course, Fitch will have his supporters, as will Maia. However, if you're feeling indifferent or you're on the fence, keep the following four points in mind leading up to fight night.

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