The black belt in Bjj and 2007 ADCC champion Demian Maia entered this fight with a pro record of 27-9-0 (59% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 welterweight in the world. He lost three consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, the last one against Kamaru Usman (Demian Maia vs Kamaru Usman), but then he has won over Lyman Good (Demian Maia vs Lyman Good) and Anthony Rocco Martin (Demian Maia vs Anthony Rocco Martin).
His opponent, the former Bellator Ww and ONE FC champ Ben Askren, has an official mma record of 19-1-0 (63% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He has already fought twice in 2019 beating Robbie Lawler (Robbie Lawler vs Ben Askren) and losing his first bout, against Jorge Masvidal (4-stars fight, Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal). Maia vs Askren is the main event of UFC Fight Night 162 (UFC on ESPN+ 20). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 162: Maia vs. Askren
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Maia’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Anthony Rocco Martin
Askren’s previous fight: Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal
Maia’s next fight: Demian Maia vs Gilbert Burns
Maia vs Askren Fight Video:
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