Demian Maia Moving to Welterweight



A top ten level middleweight will be dropping down to 170lbs to try and wreak havoc on the best of the best at welterweight.

Multi-time grappling champion Demian Maia has made the decision to drop down to welterweight following his last fight against Chris Weidman at UFC on Fox 3.

Maia made the announcement via his Twitter account on Wednesday.

“Guy, now I’ll (be) moving down to 170lbs,” wrote Maia. “Next fight I’ll be a welterweight.”

Maia dropping down to welterweight happens after his time in the middleweight division was spattered between wins and losses.

Going 2-2 over his last four fights, Maia picked up victories over Jorge Santiago and Kendall Grove, while dropping fights to current top ten fighters Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman.

Now the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt will throw his hat into the ring of the welterweight division to see how he fares in a new home.

There’s been no word on when Maia will make his welterweight debut, but he’s expected to make a return later this year, most likely in the summer.

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