Demian
Maia
18-6-0( W-L-D )
My favorite technique is to submit my opponent without him hurting me or me hurting him.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 19 fights.
Record: 18-6-0
Summary: submissions

Fighter Info

From: Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Fights Out Of: Sao Paulo Brazil
Age: 36
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Degree: Journalism

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
898
41% Successful
368
Types of Successful Strikes
0
368
46% Standing
15%
38% Ground
171
56
141
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
139
29% Successful
41
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
17
45
3
Takedown Defense
69
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Demian Maia
UFC - TUF Brazil 3 Finale
May 31, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Alexander Yakovlev -- -- -- --
Loss
Rory MacDonald Feb 22, 2014
75 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 51 2 0 1
Loss
Demian Maia Oct 9, 2013
24 3 0 1 R5 Decision - Split
Jake Shields 35 1 0 5
Win
Jon Fitch Feb 2, 2013
6 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 12 7 3 5
Win
Demian Maia Oct 13, 2012
5 3 1 1 R1 Submission
Rick Story 3 0 0 0
Win
Dong Hyun Kim Jul 7, 2012
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Demian Maia 1 1 0 1
Loss
Demian Maia Jan 28, 2012
51 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Weidman 58 4 0 2
Win
Demian Maia Oct 8, 2011
24 4 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jorge Santiago 18 0 0 0
Loss
Mark Munoz Jun 11, 2011
44 3 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 32 0 2 1
Win
Kendall Grove Dec 4, 2010
18 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 42 5 1 6
Win
Demian Maia Aug 28, 2010
30 5 1 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mario Miranda 14 0 0 0
Anderson Silva Apr 10, 2010
61 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 10 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Feb 6, 2010
30 4 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Miller 20 0 0 0
Loss
Nate Marquardt Aug 29, 2009
1 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Demian Maia 0 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
6 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Chael Sonnen 8 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Nov 15, 2008
2 1 1 3 R1 Submission
Nate Quarry 0 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Aug 9, 2008
30 2 3 8 R3 Submission
Jason MacDonald 7 0 4 2
Win
Demian Maia Apr 19, 2008
15 1 3 3 R2 Submission
Ed Herman 15 1 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Oct 20, 2007
3 2 1 2 R1 Submission
Ryan Jensen 2 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training for this fight involves at least two hard training sessions per day, and resting and recovering in between, with MMA, Boxing, Wrestling, strength and conditioning and Jiu Jitsu divided in different sessions depending on the week's schedule and how we designed the whole program.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I did Judo when I was kid, and I also did kung fu and karate when I was a teenager. After that I started training BJJ. I’ve been involved with martial arts since I was a child.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. My main titles in BJJ are three-time World Cup champion, two-time World Champion, Pan American champion 2006, ADCC champion 2007, ADCC 2nd place in 2005, Brazilian champion, 7x state champion, 4x Brazilian team champion.

Do you have any heroes?
Rickson Gracie.

What is your favorite technique?
Submit my opponent without him hurting me or me hurting him.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did finish my college in 2001. I have degree in journalism

What was your job before you started fighting? I was always teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Eight overall wins by submission – five of eight wins in UFC by submission

 

  • Made US debut in May of 2007 with TKO win over Ryan Stout in a non-UFC bout.

 

  • Win over Sonnen was submission of the night for UFC 95

 

  • Win over Herman earned Maia ‘Submission of the Night’ honors

 

  • Win over Jensen also earned Maia ‘Submission of the Night.’

 

  • Win over MacDonald earned Maia ‘Submission of the Night’ honors

 

  • May be best pure grappler in the UFC today

 

Career

Key Opponents

Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen
29-14-1
( W-L-D )
Mark Munoz
Mark Munoz
13-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Nate Quarry UFC® 91 COUTURE vs LESNAR
Win
Nate Quarry UFC® 91 COUTURE vs LESNAR

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