UFC-on-Fox-2-workouts-Demian-Maia-281A highly anticipated welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields now has a home.

The fight is reportedly set to headline UFC Fight Night 29 on Oct. 9 in Brazil, according to a report from MMAFighting.com. The venue is targeted to be the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, São Paulo, according to Combate.com.

Maia was supposed to be fighting on the recent UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie fight card in Rio de Janeiro, but had the fight yanked out from under him when Josh Koscheck withdrew due to injury.

Following a roller coaster ride during his last couple of years at middleweight, Maia (18-4) dropped to welterweight last year and hasn’t looked back. He is currently 3-0 at 170 pounds, racking up victories over Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story and Jon Fitch.

Maia hasn’t fought since defeating Fitch at UFC 156 in February.

Shields (28-6-1, 1 NC) has also bounced around weight classes. He left Strikeforce as the promotion’s middleweight champion, but dropped to welterweight upon entering the Octagon.

He defeated Martin Kampmann in his UFC debut, but then lost back-to-back bouts to Georges St-Pierre and Jake Ellenberger.

Shields then jumped up to middleweight where he defeated Yoshiro Akiyama, but had a victory over Ed Herman turned to a no contest after Shields failed his post-fight drug test.

He returned to welterweight at UFC 161 in May, winning a split decision victory over Tyron Woodley.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Aljamain Sterling out at UFC Fight Night 99, promotion needs U.S.-based foe for Raphael Assuncao

  • 15 days ago
  • 17 views

A highly anticipated bantamweight contest between Aljamain Sterling and Raphael Assuncao has been scrapped.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Aljamain Sterling out at UFC Fight Night 102, promotion needs U.S.-based foe for Raphael Assuncao

  • 15 days ago
  • 10 views

A highly anticipated bantamweight contest between Aljamain Sterling and Raphael Assuncao has been scrapped.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

In NYC for UFC 205, Demian Maia doesn't see who might cut in line for his title shot now

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

Apart from its two protagonists, one particular fighter has a lot riding on Saturday’s UFC 205 co-headliner.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 205 Predictions: Bleacher Report Full Card Staff Picks

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor are set to headline the biggest card in UFC history, UFC 205. And boy, just look at this lineup of fights: Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen read news >>

After scrapped UFC 205 bout, Donald Cerrone says Demian Maia 'only fight that makes sense'

  • 27 days ago
  • 18 views

NEW YORK – Donald Cerrone is upset, not surprisingly, after his UFC 205 bout with Kelvin Gastelum was scrapped just one day prior to the eventFiled under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 205 Fight Card: PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Alvarez vs. McGregor

  • 26 days ago
  • 10 views

Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor will headline the biggest card in UFC history on Saturday evening, when a blockbuster UFC 205 lineup makes its way to New York City. Madison Square Garden will bear w read news >>

Ryan Bader expected 'Shogun' in UFC Fight Night 100 headliner, but satisfied with first career rematch

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

SAO PAULO – Eight years into his UFC career, Ryan Bader has faced a who’s who list of light heavyweights. He thought he was going to add another name to that tally before plans changed.Filed under: F read news >>

UFC Fight Night 99 main eventer Uriah Hall wonders what the headline on this story will be

  • 21 days ago
  • 11 views

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – If it was up to Uriah Hall, his job as a UFC fighter would entail stepping in the octagon for competition and nothing more. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Kamaru Usman believes he's best grappler in division, wants Demian Maia next to prove it

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

SAO PAULO – “The Ultimate Fighter 21” winner Kamaru Usman believes he’s the best grappler in the UFC’s welterweight division, and he wants the chance to prove it against the man many consider to be t read news >>

Kamaru Usman thinks he can take Demian Maia out in the first round: 'My style would trump his style'

  • 18 days ago
  • 13 views

SAO PAULO – After a dominant display over Brazilian prospect Warlley Alves at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 100, Kamaru Usman is confident he can beat grappling ace Demian Maia: “I know that I can get h read news >>