Demian Maia has quickly become a contender in the welterweight division. At UFC Fight Night 29, the Brazilian will look to take one step closer to his second UFC title shot by beating Jake Shields in his home country.
Shields has been on a bumpy road since coming up short against 170-pound champion Georges St-Pierre. However, Shields is now headed back in the right direction following a knockout loss to Jake Ellenberger and a failed drug test at UFC 150.
In addition to the welterweight main event, UFC Fight Night 29 will feature a second important contest at 170 pounds. Considered a future title threat by many, Erick Silva will attempt to please his home crowd on Wednesday with a victory over fellow fringe contender Dong Hyun Kim.
Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 29 will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET. At that time, live streaming video will be available on the above player.
Below is the entire fight card for UFC Fight Night 29, which will be hosted by Barueri, Brazil on Wednesday.
UFC Fight Night 29 Main Card (Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET)
- Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
- Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim
- Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill
- Fabio Maldonado vs. Joey Beltran
- Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce
- Raphael Assuncao vs. TJ Dillashaw
UFC 165 Fox Sports 1 Prelims (Fox Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET)
- Ildemar Alcantara vs. Igor Araujo
- Yan Cabral vs. David Mitchell
- Iliarde Santos vs. Chris Cariaso
- Alan Patrick vs. Garett Whiteley