The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Demian Maia entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-6-0 (63% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 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 came back to win beating Alexander Yakovlev (=Maia vs Yakovlev).
His opponent, the undefeated Ryan LaFlare, has a perfect record of 11-0-0 (64% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.20 in the same weight class. He fought just once last year beating John Howard (=Howard vs LaFlare). Maia vs LaFlare is the main event of UFC Fight Night 62. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs LaFlare
Where: Maracanazinho Gymnasium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC Fight Night 62 fight card (main and best fights):
Demian Maia vs Ryan LaFlare
Erick Silva vs Josh Koscheck
Leonardo Santos vs Tony Martin
Amanda Nunes vs Shayna Baszler
Gilbert Burns vs Alex Oliveira
Andre Fili vs Godofredo Pepey Castro
Katsunori Kikuno vs Edimilson Kevin Souza
Maia’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Alexander Yakovlev
LaFlare’s previous fight: John Howard vs Ryan LaFlare
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