1. The Good, Bad and Strange from the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale

    Hosting two fight cards on the same day was certainly an ambitious endeavor, and the UFC lined up two cards that had the potential to deliver the goods...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,834 reads 1 comments

  2. TUF Brazil 3 Finale: What We Learned from Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev

    Russian sambo specialist Alexander Yakovlev took on 18-fight UFC veteran Demian Maia in his promotional debut, and the results were disastrous for the Octagon newcomer. Maia, who was ranked No...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 3 months ago 6,481 reads 14 comments

  3. A Complete Guide to UFC's 2 Fight Cards on May 31

    The UFC returns this weekend with not one, but two complete cards for our entertainment. It will be a jam-packed Saturday full of fights. First on the slate is UFC Fight Night 41 from Berlin, Germany...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 8,688 reads 14 comments

  4. Rory MacDonald: From Also-Ran to Title Contender Overnight, and What It Means

    Rory MacDonald was pretty much done. Remember? He looked horrible in beating Jake Ellenberger and lost pretty convincingly to Robbie Lawler , and he didn't finish BJ Penn when it was pretty clear he could have...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 5 months ago 6,314 reads 30 comments

  5. Maia vs. MacDonald: The Full Breakdown

    UFC 170 was a fairly bland card in terms of star power Saturday night from Las Vegas. It wasn't helped by the last-minute replacement of Rashad Evans by Patrick ...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 6 months ago 8,518 reads 30 comments

  6. UFC 170: Is Mike Pyle Better Than Ever, Demian Maia Done as Contender?

    Outside of the quick finishes put forth by champion Ronda Rousey and top contender Daniel Cormier , UFC 170 offered some good, old-fashioned veteran action. Two of those recognizable names were welterweights Mike Pyle and Demian Maia ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 1,389 reads 4 comments

  7. Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia: What We Learned from UFC 170 Fight

    Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia were moving up the welterweight rankings in 2013, but then both suffered setbacks. The matchup at UFC 170 would help put one back on the winning track toward gaining a title shot later this year...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 6 months ago 13,039 reads 6 comments

  8. UFC 170: Keys to Victory for Rory MacDonald

    When Rory MacDonald steps into the cage against Demian Maia at UFC 170, he is in for a serious test...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 1,126 reads 5 comments

  9. UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Analysis (feat. Roni Taylor)

    MMA history will be made on Saturday night as, for the first time ever, two undefeated Olympians will clash inside the Octagon for a UFC championship...

    Mitchell Ciccarelli Written by Mitchell Ciccarelli about 6 months ago 1,306 reads 16 comments

  10. UFC 170: Rory MacDonald Ready for Demian Maia, Eyeing WW Title in 2014

    Potential setbacks lurk around every corner in the fight game. Whether the bumps in the road come from injuries sustained in training, or an off night inside the cage, fighters learn ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 6,513 reads 65 comments

  11. UFC 170: Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    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...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 6 months ago 6,647 reads 25 comments

  12. Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

    Talk of a fight between Demian Maia and Rory MacDonald has been swirling for some time, but on Friday night, it became official. The matchup between two of the UFC's top welterweights will go down at UFC 170 , which will take place on Feb...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 9 months ago 11,450 reads 35 comments

  13. Demian Maia's Wants Rory MacDonald or Ben Askren Next If He Signs with UFC

    Demian Maia is coming off the first loss of his welterweight run in the UFC, and he's already on the road back to competing...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 9 months ago 4,798 reads 38 comments

  14. Erick Silva Says He Has 'Bad Ground Game' and Calls out Demian Maia

    UFC welterweight Erick Silva is coming off a rough knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 29 earlier this month, but that doesn't mean he wants a cakewalk in his next Octagon outing...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 10 months ago 5,897 reads 30 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 29: Breaking Down the Fight Metric Stats for Maia vs. Shields

    We all like FightMetric . When there's a-doin's a-transpirin' in a close fight, it's the first place we're heading on our second screens...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 11 months ago 2,615 reads 7 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 29 Results: What We Learned from Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields

    In the world of mixed martial arts, there are few things more irritating than a pair of seasoned grapplers electing to partake in a mediocre kickboxing contest...

    Artem Moshkovich Written by Artem Moshkovich about 11 months ago 18,140 reads 43 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 29 Live Results: Play-by-Play and Highlights of Maia vs. Shields

    Demian Maia was a relatively big favorite in his home country of Brazil but Jake Shields came in and silenced the crowd. And in the process, thwarted any talk of Maia getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 11 months ago 16,063 reads 71 comments

  18. Maia vs. Shields: Breaking Down Battle of Elite Grapplers

    The skills of Demian Maia and Jake Shields are underappreciated . In a sense, their grappling and submission mastery are like instrumental jazz music; you either get it or you don’t...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 11 months ago 2,580 reads 23 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 29: Demian Maia Should Get a Title Shot If He Wins

    Demian Maia enters Wednesday night's main event at UFC Fight Night 29 looking for a win over Jake Shields. If he comes out victorious, Maia should be next in line for a crack at the 170-pound strap...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 11 months ago 3,029 reads 33 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 29: If Jake Shields Plays Demian Maia's Game, He'll Regret It

    While few UFC welterweights can match the grappling prowess of Jake Shields , no 170-pounder has managed to contest the avant -garde ground fighting chops of the surging Demian Maia...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 11 months ago 2,745 reads 15 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

    Appropriately, grappling will take center stage in the main event of UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Brazil on Wednesday. The country’s grappling techniques and prowess have shaped the sport of MMA as much as any other trait or discipline...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 11 months ago 701 reads 1 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 29 Weigh-in Live Blog for Maia vs. Shields Card

    UFC Fight Night 29 hails from Brazil, and a significant welterweight scrap will serve as the event's main event. No. 4-ranked Demian Maia will take on Jake Shields ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 11 months ago 13,220 reads 19 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 29: With a Win, Demian Maia Should Receive Shot at GSP

    I vividly remember Demian Maia 's UFC debut back in October 2007. It was UFC 77, and the one enduring memory I'll carry from that night—aside from Anderson Silva face-blasting ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 7,213 reads 83 comments

  24. Demian Maia and the Beauty of Jiu-Jitsu

    Demian Maia is a genius. He is not just someone who creates his own methods, but someone who understands why other methods work and builds his game around principles rather than techniques...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 17,954 reads 52 comments

  25. Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    UFC Fight Night 29 is headlined by Jake Shields and Demian Maia. The October 9 bout will be fought in Maia's home country of Brazil. Shields returned to welterweight with a split-decision win over rising prospect Tyron Woodley...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 12 months ago 3,318 reads 25 comments