Demian
Maia
21-6-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #6 Welterweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
4 Submission of the Night
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 21 fights.
Record: 21-6-0
Summary: submissions

Fighter Info

From: Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Fights Out Of: Sao Paulo Brazil
Age: 37
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Degree: Journalism

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1057
42% Successful
446
Types of Successful Strikes
0
446
42% Standing
13%
46% Ground
187
56
203
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
158
32% Successful
50
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
20
74
3
Takedown Defense
68
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

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
14-6-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

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

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