The black belt in Bjj and 2007 ADCC champion Demian Maia entered this fight with a mma record of 24-6-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Tyron Woodley). He suffered two consecutive defeats between 2013 and 2014, against Jake Shields (=Maia vs Shields) and Rory MacDonald (=MacDonald vs Maia), but then he has won six bouts beating Matt Brown (=Maia vs Brown) and Carlos Condit in 2016 (=Maia vs Condit).
His opponent, Jorge Masvidal, has an official record of 32-11-0 (47% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive fights between 2015 and 2016, against Benson Henderson (=Henderson vs Masvidal) and Lorenz Larkin (=Masvidal vs Larkin) but then he has defeated Ross Pearson, Jake Ellenberger (=Ellenberger vs Masvidal) and Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Masvidal). Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal is on the undercard of Stipe Miocic vs Junior dos Santos 2 – UFC 211. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 211: Miocic vs dos Santos 2
Where: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC 211 fight card (main fights):
Stipe Miocic vs Junior dos Santos 2
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Jessica Andrade
Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal
Frankie Edgar vs Yair Rodriguez
Krzysztof Jotko vs David Branch
Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier
Chas Skelly vs Jason Knight
Maia’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Carlos Condit
Masvidal’s previous fight: Donald Cerrone vs Jorge Masvidal
Maia’s next fight: Tyron Woodley vs Demian Maia
Maia vs Masvidal Fight Video:
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