Demian Maia always tries to submit his opponents, but at UFC 156 on Saturday night he had to settle for a dominating performance that included out-Fitching Jon Fitch. read news >>
Demian Maia has renewed life at welterweight, and he showed he belongs among the elite fighters at 170lbs after his domination of former title contender Jon Fitch at UFC 156 read news >>
Welterweight contenders Jon Fitch and Demian Maia will square off at UFC 156, promotion officials announced Thursday. read news >>
Two of the top grapplers in the welterweight division will face off at UFC 156 as Jon Fitch takes on Demian Maia on Feb 2 in Las Vegas. read news >>
A welterweight matchup between perennial contender Jon Fitch and
Brazilian submission ace Demian Maia is the latest addition to
February's UFC 156 event.
UFC officials today announced the new contest.
Featuring a featherweight title fight between current champ Jose Aldo
and former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar, UFC 156 takes place
Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The evening's main
card airs on pay-per-view.
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Demian Maia is just one week removed from his second straight win at welterweight, and he's already thinking about how to keep climbing the divisional ladder.
Maia this past Saturday at UFC 153 in his home country of Brazil made quick work of Rick Story, getting a first-round submission.
Now Maia has a pair of ideas on whom he'd like to fight next, and Nick Diaz or Jon Fitch sound like good options to him.
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While UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones busies himself with an already hectic schedule, which includes Glover Teixeira and a potential rematch against Alexander Gustafsson, it appears as if the division's other top contender, undefeated Olympian Daniel Cormier, will fight in the interim. A bout between Cormier (14-0) and former Strikeforce champion Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (12-4, 1 NC) is currently in discussion for UFC 175, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, altho read news >>
MMAWeekly Radio returns for Tuesday's show with UFC 156 fighters Jon Fitch and Ian McCall as well as the best debate in MMA. read news >>
Jon Fitch sees Georges St-Pierre beating Nick Diaz and remaining entrenched as UFC champion. But that's okay, Fitch is happy doing what he loves... fighting. And he's focused on Demain Maia at UFC 156. read news >>
One month after his upset loss to perennial UFC contender Jon Fitch, Brazilian welterweight prospect Erick Silva is itching to get back to action.
Earlier this month, Silva's manager, Wallid Ismail, announced his client
would return at February's UFC 156 event against an opponent yet to be
Silva says that quick return was at his behest. And while he knows that open slot
won't be filled by Fitch, he does believe he'll someday get a chance to
avenge the result.
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MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC fighter Miesha Tate, WSOF’s Jon Fitch (in studio) and Cage Warriors champ Nicholas Dalby.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>