Demian
Maia
19-6-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #7 Welterweight
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 20 fights.
Record: 19-6-0
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
971
41% Successful
397
Types of Successful Strikes
0
397
44% Standing
14%
42% Ground
175
56
166
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
142
30% Successful
43
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
17
50
3
Takedown Defense
68
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Demian Maia
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare
Mar 21, 2015
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Win
Demian Maia
May 31, 2014
29
22
2
1
0
0
5
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Demian Maia
Feb 22, 2014
75
51
0
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Demian Maia
Oct 9, 2013
24
35
3
1
0
0
1
5
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Demian Maia
Feb 2, 2013
6
12
0
7
1
3
0
5
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demian Maia
Oct 13, 2012
5
3
3
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Demian Maia
Jul 7, 2012
8
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Demian Maia
Jan 28, 2012
51
58
0
4
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demian Maia
Jorge Santiago
Oct 8, 2011
24
18
4
0
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Demian Maia
Jun 11, 2011
44
32
3
0
1
2
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demian Maia
Dec 4, 2010
18
42
0
5
0
1
0
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demian Maia
Aug 28, 2010
30
14
5
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia
Apr 10, 2010
61
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Demian Maia
Feb 6, 2010
30
20
4
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Demian Maia
Aug 29, 2009
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Demian Maia
UFC 95: Sanchez vs Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
6
8
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Demian Maia
Nov 15, 2008
2
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Win
Demian Maia
Aug 9, 2008
30
7
2
0
3
4
8
2
R3 Submission
Win
Demian Maia
Apr 19, 2008
15
15
1
1
3
0
3
0
R2 Submission
Win
Demian Maia
Oct 20, 2007
3
2
2
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission

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
13-5-0
( 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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