UFC Fight Night 29: Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields Head-to-Toe Breakdown

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UFC Fight Night 29: Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields Head-to-Toe Breakdown
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Demian Maia will look to improve to 4-0 in the UFC welterweight division Wednesday, when he meets former 170-pound title challenger Jake Shields.

The Brazilian made the move to the welterweight class following a loss to now-middleweight champion Chris Weidman. His high-level grappling has led him to victories over Jon Fitch, Rick Story and Dong-Hyun Kim since the transition.

After losing back-to-back fights against Georges St-Pierre and Jake Ellenberger, Shields is on the rise again. The former Strikeforce champion has won his past two official bouts and had another win removed from his record due to a failed drug test following UFC 150.

Will Maia solidify his position as a top-five welterweight, or will Shields take a step closer to his second UFC title shot?

Here is a closer look at how the 170-pound grapplers match up in all areas.

 

 

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