Maia is perhaps the finest jiu-jitsu fighter in the UFC, but Shields is determined to beat him on the ground.
BARUERI, Brazil – The first time Demian Maia set foot inside Jose Correa Arena here, life was very different. "I was totally the underdog," Maia told USA TODAY Sports. "I was just a guy from...
Demian Maia started his UFC career 5-0 with four "Submission of the Night" bonuses – and he hasn't won one since. Watch the most recent one against Chael Sonnen in 2009 inside.
Demian Maia faces Jake Shields in the UFC Fight Night 29 main event on Oct. 9 in Barueri, Brazil. Take a look back at his UFC 87 submission win over Jason MacDonald from Aug. 9, 2008.
Here's something you may not know about UFC Fight Night 29 headliner Demian Maia: In his first five UFC fights, the Brazilian picked up a remarkable four "Submission of the Night" bonuses.
UFC Fight Night 29 headlines Jake Shields and Demian Maia interview each other prior to their Oct. 9 showdown in Barueri, Brazil.
A welterweight showdown between Demian Maia and Jake Shields will headline UFC Fight Night 29 on Oct. 9.
A highly anticipated welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields now has a home... at UFC Fight Night 29.
A previously reported fall bout between welterweights Jake Shields and Demian Maia appears to have a date.
A welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields will be part of an upcoming fall UFC show.