Demian Maia Meets Rick Story in 170-Pound Showdown at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro
’s second effort at welterweight will take place at
, promotion officials announced Tuesday, as the Brazilian
will square off with Rick Story
the Oct. 13 event.
Verbal agreements are in place for the contest, which will be
decided in Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. The evening’s main card
airs live on pay-per-view and will see Jose Aldo
defend his UFC featherweight title against once-beaten challenger
Known as one of the UFC’s finest jiu-jitsu practitioners,
34-year-old Maia made a successful debut at 170 pounds in his most
recent outing, stopping Dong Hyun
Kim less than a minute into their July 7 meeting at UFC 148.
Prior to that performance, Maia racked up a 9-4 promotional record
at 185 pounds, including an unsuccessful challenge for Anderson
Silva’s middleweight title in 2010.
Story also enters the cage following a win, as “The Horror”
outpointed Octagon newcomer Brock
Jardine at UFC on FX 4 last month. The victory snapped a
two-fight skid for Story, who won six straight UFC bouts before
dropping unanimous decisions to Charlie
Brenneman and Martin
Kampmann to close out 2011.
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A pair of intriguing matchups has been added to August’s UFC Fight Night 49 events, as Demian Maia faces Mike Pyle, and Thales Leites meets Francis Carmont.Filed under: News, UFC more
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
Four longtime veterans with shoot it out in "The Sooner State" in a fight to stay relevant.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is quickly filling up its upcoming UFC Fight Night 49: "Henderson vs. Dos Anjos" mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card, which takes place on Aug. 23, 2014 inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Doing work in the welterweight division are a pair of longtime veterans, as former middleweight number one contender Demian Maia tries to stay afloat against Mike "Quicksand" Pyle. more
Both Rick Story and Leonardo Mafra are looking for redemption when they square off at UFC Fight Night 45 on Wednesday night (July 16, 2014) from Atlantic City, New Jersey. What's it's going to take for each fighter to pull off a potentially job-saving victory? Read our fight preview to find out!
This Wednesday night (July 16, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights Rick Story and Leonardo Mafra will go to war on the main card of UFC Fight Night 45, airing live at 9 p.m. ET on FO more
Rick Story knows the value of wins and losses within the UFC's Octagon. On Wednesday, the fighter known as “The Horror” will step into the cage for fight No. 16. He's an athlete that's put together a string of impressive performances but has recently looked very subpar.
Coming into his fight with Leonardo Mafra Teixeira, it's imperative the one-time welterweight contender puts on a display that leaves the fans and UFC matchmakers clamoring to see more of “The Horror” in action.
Story will walk i more
The UFC is a dangerous place.
It's a proving ground for the toughest, most skilled martial artists on Earth. If you're not one of the 500 baddest dudes (or dudettes) on the globe, you probably have no business being there.
A direct result of that is that there are no nights off. While some leagues or sports may boast that, it is very much a reality in the UFC. When you enter the cage, the individual across from you has all the tools required to break your jaw or separate you from your senses.
Examining Rick Story’s UFC career thus far, two attributes that stand out are his toughness and his ability to go hard against top-level foes. more
That was a slick submission. Rick Story's long strange trip through the UFC continued on the main card of tonight's (Wed., July 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 45: "Cerrone vs. Miller" event at the Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when he took on Leonardo Mafra in welterweight action.
He's back on the upswing thanks to a second round submission victory.
Story came out firing shots but that proved a troubling strategy when Mafra drilled him with multiple hard shots that stopped Rick in more
ATLANTIC CITY – Rick Story had to walk through a couple punches on his way into the first takedown of the fight against Leonardo Mafra . Hopefully Mafra savored the moment, because it was just about the last offense he’d mount on the night.Filed under: News, UFC more