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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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 >>
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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RIO DE JANEIRO - For winning his first performance bonus in four years, UFC 153's Jon Fitch had to thank opponent Erick Silva.
"Great fights are made when both guys are coming in to finish and take risk, and tonight, he was the perfect opponent for me to show what I'm really about and kind of restart my career," Fitch told MMAjunkie.com.
An extra $70,000 staved off dire financial straits for the onetime welterweight title challenger, whose boss, UFC President Dana White, said a much-re read news >>
MMAWeekly Radio returns for a big show on Monday with UFC on FX 5 winner John Dodson, UFC 153's Jon Fitch and BAMMA fighter Steve Magdaleno. read news >>
There were few other fights that the UFC could pull together that would excite fans more than Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz did when the bout was first announced earlier this year. In the blue corner you have the former Strikeforce welterweight champion making his return to the Octagon after what would have been a 22-month hiatus. In the red corner you have the former UFC middleweight champion making his return from a yearlong absence that came as a result of one of the most gruesome injuries mos read news >>
UFC top lightweight contender and Nick Diaz training partner Gilbert Melendez believes the UFC 183 match-up between Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva is a win-wi situation for everyone. read news >>