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New York native and No. 14-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Ryan LaFlare will venture out to Brazil for the second time in his Octagon career to take on the No. 7-ranked Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 62. It also marks the fourth time he's traveling out of the country to step into the cage. LaFlare is the owner of an unblemished 4-0 UFC resume, most recently defeating John Howard at UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Then, a second ACL tear forced the read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Former ADCC champion Demian Maia was once known for his submission savvy inside the Octagon but in recent years, his submission victories have been scarce and Maia believes he knows why. Demian Maia started his UFC career in exciting fashion,with five straight submission victories. His victims included former number one contenders, Nate Quarry and Chael Sonnen. Since then however he's submitted only one of his 14 opponents. Maia, a former ADCC champion, hasn't submitted anyone but Rick Story sin read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Demian Maia started his UFC career with five straight submission victories between 2007 and 2009, but has only tapped one opponent in the following 14 bouts. Who’s to blame? Maia, a multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion, hasn’t submitted anyone but Rick Story since suffering his first professional loss to Nate Marquardt in 2009, and says that the lack of finishes is his opponent’s fault. "People always go to the ground with me trying to just hold me. They stall read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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The undefeated wrestler says that he isn't scared by his opponent's grappling credentials. Ryan LaFlare ensures that he won't be afraid of Demian Maia's ground game when they meet on March 21, in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare. Interviewed by Brazilian media at Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, the undefeated Welterweight promised to use his wrestling background to beat the Jiu-Jitsu specialist, just like he has been doing in his entire career. "I feel comfortable on the read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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With the original UFC Fight Night 62 main event showdown between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao cancelled, the March 21 event has a new headliner. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Unable to find a new replacement opponent for Urijah Faber, the UFC has opted to bump up the co-main between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare to the headlining act. Days after it was confirmed that Raphael Assuncao was forced to pull out of his March 21st main event against Urijah Faber, news has come in that there won't be any replacement opponent for Faber on that card. MMA Fighting says Faber has been pulled from the event entirely, and the new main event is the original welterweight co-main betw read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Following the cancellation of Urijah Faber versus Raphael Assuncao, a welterweight bout featuring Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare will now serve as the main event of UFC Fight Night on March 21. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Bummer. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has opted to pull Urijah Faber from his scheduled main event bout at UFC Fight Night 62, which takes place at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro on March 21, 2015 due to Raphael Assuncao's ankle injury. With no suitable replacement fit to take on "The California Kid" next month, MMAFighting is reporting that UFC decided to yank Faber from the card, and place Demian Maia vs Ryan LaFlare as the new main event for the Brazilian show. The top-r read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Urijah Faber won’t be competing in Brazil anymore on March 21. Faber was pulled from the UFC Fight Night 62 main event since Raphael Assuncao didn’t recover from an ankle injury and the promotion couldn’t find a replacement. Demian Maia and Ryan LaFalre, originally set to battle in the co-main event, will now headlined the card. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation. Maia (19-6), a former UFC middleweight title contender, has won four of six since cutting down to read news >>

  • a month ago
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Two more interesting fights have been added to a UFC Fight Night card in Rio on March 21st. The March 21st UFC Fight Night 62 card in Rio de Janeiro was looking pretty great even with only a couple of fights announced. A battle of contenders on top, and some guaranteed violence in addition that. Well, you can add two more to that list and they're quite impressive too. The first bout is a bit odd, but represents a major step up in competition for one Brazilian fighter. Former Strikeforce champ an read news >>

  • a month ago
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Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare will finally return to the Octagon. The Brazilian welterweight, forced out of a bout with Mike Pyle in August with a bone infection, is set to take on LaFlare, who hasn't fought since April, at the UFC Fight Night 62 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 21. MMAFighting.com confirmed the bout with sources close to the situation. Maia (19-6) hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision victory over Alexander Yakovlev in May, bouncing back to the win column after consec read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare aims for an early 2015 fight with former middleweight and welterweight contender Demian Maia. Ryan LaFlare is 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the UFC, with wins over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Ben Alloway, Court McGee, and John Howard. An injury prevented him from facing Gunnar Nelson back in July, and it ultimately sidelined him for the rest of 2014. In an interview with MMA Fighting, LaFlare expressed interest in taking on Demian Maia once the New Yorker is cleared to c read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Ryan LaFlare is on the comeback trail. The undefeated welterweight told MMAFighting.com recently that he is hoping to resume his UFC career in March following his second right ACL surgery. "I'm doing everything except sparring and wrestling," he said. "I see the doctor in January and hopefully [I'll] get the great light. "I feel great though." While he won't be offered a fight until he is medically cleared (or close to), LaFlare already has an opponent in mind: Demian Maia. Maia was recently med read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- Demian Maia returned to the win column in May, but had to pull out of a fight with Mike Pyle due to a series of injuries. In Uberlandia, Brazil to help Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 56, Maia spoke to MMAFighting.com about his recovery, his trips to the hospital, when he expects to be back in the Octagon and his desire to rematch Canadian sensation Rory MacDonald. read news >>

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