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Demian Maia

Welterweight Division

28-11-0 (W-L-D)

3

Wins by Knockout

14

Wins by Submission

11

Wins by Decision

Demian Maia

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Demian Maia's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Trains at
Vila da Luta/Demian Maia Jiu-Jitsu (Săo Paulo)
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
44
Height
73.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Oct. 20, 2007
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
42.50

Fighter Facts

  • Record at welterweight: 13-7
     
  • Has won three of his last five
     
  • Fourteen overall wins by submission (neck crank, 2 triangle, 9 RNC, guillotine, armbar) – 11 of 22 wins in the UFC by submission
     
  • Made US debut in May of 2007 with TKO win over Ryan Stout in a non-UFC bout.
     
  • One of the best pure grapplers in the UFC

 

UFC History

UFC 263 (6/12/21) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad
UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Maia was stopped by Gilbert Burns via strikes at 2:34 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/26/19) Maia submitted Ben Askren via rear naked choke at 3:54 of the third round
UFC on ESPN (6/29/19) Maia won a three round majority decision over Anthony Rocco Martin
UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Maia submitted Lyman Good via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Maia lost a five round unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman
UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Colby Covington
UFC 214 (7/29/17) Maia lost a five round unanimous decision to Tyron Woodley in a fight for the UFC welterweight title
UFC 211 (5/13/17) Maia won a three round split decision over Jorge Masvidal
UFC on FOX (8/27/16) Maia submitted Carlos Condit via rear naked choke at 1:52 of the first round
UFC 198 (5/14/16) Maia submitted Matt Brown via rear naked choke at 4:31 of the third round
UFC 194 (12/12/15) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Gunnar Nelson
UFC 190 (8/1/15) Maia submitted Neil Magny via rear naked choke at 2:52 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (3/21/15) Maia won a five round unanimous decision over Ryan LaFlare
TUF Brazil 3 Finale (5/31/14) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Alexander Yakovlev
UFC 170 (2/22/14) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Rory MacDonald
UFC Fight Night (10/9/13) Maia lost a five round split decision to Jake Shields
UFC 156 (2/2/13) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Jon Fitch
UFC 153 (10/13/12) Maia submitted Rick Story via neck crank at 2:30 of the first round
UFC 148 (7/7/12) Maia stopped Dong Hyun Kim due to injury at :47 of the first round
UFC on FOX (1/28/12) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Chris Weidman
UFC 136 (10/8/11) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Jorge Santiago
UFC 131 (6/11/11) Maia lost a three round unanimous decision to Mark Munoz
TUF 12 Finale (12/4/10) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Kendall Grove
UFC 118 (8/28/10) Maia won a three round unanimous decision over Mario Miranda
UFC 112 (4/10/10) Maia lost a five round unanimous decision to Anderson Silva in a UFC middleweight title bout.
UFC 109 (2/6/10) Maia scored a three round unanimous decision over Dan Miller
UFC 102 (8/29/09) Maia was knocked out by Nate Marquardt at :21 of the first round.
UFC 95 (2/21/09) Maia submitted Chael Sonnen via triangle choke at 2:37 of the first round.
UFC 91 (11/15/08) Maia submitted Nate Quarry via rear naked choke at 2:13 of the first round.
UFC 87 (8/9/08) Maia submitted Jason MacDonald via rear naked choke at 2:44 of the third round.
UFC 83 (4/19/08) Maia submitted Ed Herman with a triangle choke at 2:27 of the second round.
UFC 77 (10/20/07) Maia submitted Ryan Jensen with a rear naked choke at 2:40 of the first round.

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I did Judo when I was a 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.