Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia both saw impressive winning streaks come to an end in their most recent outings. At UFC 170, a return to the title-shot conversation will be up for grabs when the welterweights meet on the main card.
Competing on the same fight card as Tristar Gym teammate Georges St-Pierre, MacDonald had a chance to earn a spot in a championship bout at UFC 167. However, Robbie Lawler was able to gain an edge over the Canadian on the scorecards and now finds himself scheduled to meet Johny Hendricks in a battle for the vacant 170-pound strap at UFC 171.
Picking up three straight wins after moving to the welterweight division, Maia appeared to be on his way to another shot at UFC gold. However, the Brazilian suffered a setback against Jake Shields in October, as he also fell in a close decision.
As MacDonald and Maia look to get back into the win column, here is a look at how the two match up in all areas.