The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Demian Maia entered this fight with a pro mma record of 22-6-0 (59% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Robbie Lawler). 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 four bouts beating Neil Magny and Gunnar Nelson in his last two (=Maia vs Nelson).
His opponent, Matt Brown, has a record of 20-13-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class but he lost two out of his last three bouts, against Robbie Lawler (=Lawler vs Brown) and Johny Hendricks (=Hendricks vs Brown); after this bout he beat Tim Means (=Brown vs Means). Maia vs Brown is on the undercard of Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic – UFC 198. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic
Where: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC 198 fight card (main fights):
Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic
Vitor Belfort vs Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza
Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino vs Leslie Smith
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua vs Corey Anderson
Warlley Alves vs Bryan Barberena
Demian Maia vs Matt Brown
Maia’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Gunnar Nelson
Brown’s previous fight: Matt Brown vs Tim Means
Brown’s next fight: Matt Brown vs Jake Ellenberger
Maia’s next fight: Demian Maia vs Carlos Condit
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