The black belt in Bjj and 2007 ADCC champion Demian Maia entered this fight with a pro mma record of 28-9-0 (61% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 welterweight in the world. He lost three consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, the last one against current #1 Ww Ufc champion Kamaru Usman (Demian Maia vs Kamaru Usman), but then he has beat Lyman Good (Demian Maia vs Lyman Good), Anthony Rocco Martin (Demian Maia vs Anthony Rocco Martin) and Ben Askren (Demian Maia vs Ben Askren).
His opponent, the black belt and three-time Bjj world champ Gilbert Burns, has a record of 17-3-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.20 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Dan Hooker in 2018 but then he has won four fights beating Alexey Kunchenko and Gunnar Nelson in his last two (Gunnar Nelson vs Gilbert Burns). Maia vs Burns is on the undercard of Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira – UFC Fight Night 170. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 170: Lee vs. Oliveira
Where: Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC Fight Night 170 fight card (main fights):
Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira
Demian Maia vs Gilbert Burns
Renato Moicano Carneiro vs Damir Hadzovic
Nikita Krylov vs Johnny Walker
Francisco Trinaldo vs John Makdessi
Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Brandon Moreno
Maia’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Ben Askren
Burns’ previous fight: Gunnar Nelson vs Gilbert Burns
Burns’ next fight: Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns
Maia vs Burns Fight Video:
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