Article

Maia, Nelson Meet at UFC 194 in December

Two of the mixed martial arts world’s premier grapplers will collide in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 12, as an intriguing showdown between Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson has been added to the stacked UFC 194 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

UFC 194 is headlined by the long-awaited featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor and the middleweight championship fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold.

A member of the UFC roster since 2007, Demian Maia is showing prime form since moving to welterweight in 2012, and he has won six of eight bouts at 170 pounds, including three in a row. Fresh from a Performance of the Night submission of Neil Magny in August, Maia will travel from his native Brazil to take on Iceland’s Nelson, a fellow jiu-jitsu black belt with four Octagon victories by submission, most recently a first-round UFC 189 finish of Brandon Thatch.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket information and fight card announcements.

Media

Recent
After a win in Week 1, Joby Sanchez returned to Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series for Week 7 and earned a UFC contract with a dominating win.
Oct 17, 2017
Benito Lopez showed tremendous heart and perseverance to earn himself a UFC contract on Week 7 of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. Watch the full series again exclusively on FIGHT PASS.
Oct 17, 2017
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone plans on giving undefeated British phenom Darren Till a reality check when they square off in the 5 round main event at Fight Night Gdansk: Cowboy vs Till this Saturday live and exclusive on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Oct 17, 2017
Follow Karolina Kowalkiewicz as she attempts to get back in the win column against Jodie Esquibel this Saturday at Fight Night Gdansk, live on FIGHT PASS. Prelims get underway 11:30AM/8:30AM ETPT.
Oct 17, 2017