Demian Maia was too good for Rick Story recording a first round submission victory at UFC 153 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO - The last time renowned submission artist Demian Maia got someone to tap, the UFC was still doing pay-per-views with two digits.
Maia won by submission for the first time in more than three and a half years, stopping Rick Story with a rear-naked choke that turned into a neck crank midway through the first round.
The welterweight bout opened up the main card of Saturday's UFC 153 event at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
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As soon as onetime middleweight title challenger Demian Maia announced
he was headed to welterweight, Rick Story wanted to fight him.
"I just think it's another opportunity for me to catapult myself back to
the top rankings," Story today told MMAjunkie.com Radio.
Story gets his wish when he faces Maia on the first pay-per-view bout of UFC 153, which takes place Oct. 13 at
HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
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Demian Maia’s second effort at welterweight will take place at UFC 153, promotion officials announced Tuesday, as the Brazilian will square off with Rick Story at the Oct. 13 event. read news >>
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A pair of welterweights has been added to the lineup for the UFC's fall return to Brazil.
Rick Story will meet Brazilian Demian Maia when the UFC heads to Rio de Janeiro in October. Story on Tuesday announced the fight booking on Twitter.
UFC 153 takes place Oct. 13 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro and airs live on pay-per-view and FX. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo meets challenger Erik Koch in the evening's main event.
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Submission magician Demian Maia got the opportunity to show off his best stuff in his home country against Russian Alexander Yakovlev at tonight's (Sat., May 31, 2014) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil 3 Finale in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Or, more accurately, he was given the chance to get back in the winning column following two straight losses. He did just that. Maia was aggressive from the outset, eager to close the distance. Yakovlev did well to circle away from getting hit with any significant st read news >>
The way Demian Maia started his UFC career, he can't be surprised he had lofty, perhaps even unrealistic expectations, thrust upon him.
Maia came to the UFC in 2007 unbeaten and with several resumes worth of grappling accolades. His UFC debut? A "Submission of the Night" rear-naked choke against Ryan Jensen.
Then came a triangle choke against Ed Herman, RNCs of Jason MacDonald and Nate Quarry and a triangle win over Chael Sonnen.
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Add another Brazilian to the upcoming UFC 153 card headed to Rio de Janeiro as Demian Maia takes his second fight at welterweight against Rick Story. Retweet this Share on Facebook
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Once thought to be the future of the UFC welterweight division, Rick Story was in need of a win over Leonardo Mafra at last night's (Wed., July 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 45 event from Atlantic City, New Jersey. "The Horror" proved to be just that for "Macarrao." Check out our breakdown of Story's rebound win below! Last night (Wed., July 16, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights Leonardo Mafra and Rick Story faced off on the main card of UFC Fight Night 45 from Revel Casino in read news >>
ATLANTIC CITY – Rick Story had to walk through a couple punches on his way into the first takedown of the fight against Leonardo Mafra . Hopefully Mafra savored the moment, because it was just about the last offense he’d mount on the night.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
That was a slick submission. Rick Story's long strange trip through the UFC continued on the main card of tonight's (Wed., July 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 45: "Cerrone vs. Miller" event at the Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when he took on Leonardo Mafra in welterweight action. He's back on the upswing thanks to a second round submission victory. Story came out firing shots but that proved a troubling strategy when Mafra drilled him with multiple hard shots that stopped Rick in read news >>