The black belt in Bjj and 2007 ADCC champion Demian Maia entered this fight with a professional mma record of 25-8-0 (60% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 welterweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses, against current #1 Ufc Ww champion Tyron Woodley (Woodley vs Maia) and with Colby Covington (Demian Maia vs Colby Covington); before losing to Woodley he had beat Carlos Condit (Maia vs Condit).
His opponent, the Tuf tournament winner Kamaru Usman, has an official record of 12-1-0 (58% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Jose Caceres at his second professional mma fight in 2013, since then he has collected eleven consecutive victories beating Sean Strickland (Usman vs Strickland), Sergio Moraes (Usman vs Moraes) and Emil Weber Meek in his last three (Kamaru Usman vs Emil Weber Meek). Maia vs Usman is the main event of UFC Fight Night 129. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs Usman
Where: Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Maia’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Colby Covington
Usman’s previous fight: Kamaru Usman vs Emil Weber Meek
Usman’s next fight: Rafael dos Anjos vs Kamaru Usman
Maia vs Usman Fight Video:
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