Review: 2014-05-31, fight not particularly good between Demian Maia and Alexander Yakovlev: it gets two stars. The black belt in Bjj Demian Maia entered this fight with a pro mma record of 18-6-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.11 welterweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive defeats: the first one against Jake Shields at the end of 2013 (=Maia vs Shields) and then he lost to Rory MacDonald three months ago (=MacDonald vs Maia).
His opponent, Alexander Yakovlev, has a record of 21-4-1 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.47 in the same weight class, he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Rashid Magomedov for the M-1 Global Ww title, after that bout he has fought and won three times; he makes his Ufc debut in this bout. Maia vs Yakovlev is on the undercard of Stipe Miocic vs Fabio Maldonado – UFC Tuf Brazil 3 Finale. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs Maldonado
Where: Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC Tuf Brazil 3 Finale fight card (main card):
Stipe Miocic vs Fabio Maldonado
Vitor Miranda vs Antonio Carlos Jr
Marcio Alexandre Jr vs Warlley Alves
Demian Maia vs Alexander Yakovlev
Robbie Peralta vs Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano Bezerra
Maia’s previous fight: Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia
Maia’s next fight: Demian Maia vs Ryan LaFlare
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