Demian
Maia
22-6-0( 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 22 fights.
Record: 22-6-0
Summary: submissions

Fighter Info

From: Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Fights Out Of: Sao Paulo Brazil
Age: 38
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 42"
Degree: Journalism

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1115
44% Successful
493
Types of Successful Strikes
0
493
39% Standing
12%
49% Ground
190
60
243
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
166
31% Successful
52
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
21
77
4
Takedown Defense
66
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
null null
May 14, 2016
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--
--
--
--
--
--
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Win
null null
Dec 12, 2015
47
2
2
1
1
0
3
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Aug 1, 2015
13
0
2
0
1
0
10
0
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
null null
Mar 21, 2015
36
25
5
0
2
0
14
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
May 31, 2014
29
22
2
1
0
0
5
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
null null
Feb 22, 2014
75
51
0
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Loss
null null
Oct 9, 2013
24
35
3
1
0
0
1
5
R5 Decision - Split
Win
null null
Feb 2, 2013
6
12
0
7
1
3
0
5
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Oct 13, 2012
5
3
3
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
null null
Jul 7, 2012
8
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
null null
Jan 28, 2012
51
58
0
4
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Jorge Santiago
Oct 8, 2011
24
18
4
0
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
null null
Jun 11, 2011
44
32
3
0
1
2
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Dec 4, 2010
18
42
0
5
0
1
0
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Aug 28, 2010
30
14
5
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
null null
Apr 10, 2010
61
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Feb 6, 2010
30
20
4
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
null null
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
Submission of the Night
Win
null null
Nov 15, 2008
2
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Win
null null
Aug 9, 2008
30
7
2
0
3
4
8
2
R3 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
null null
Apr 19, 2008
15
15
1
1
3
0
3
0
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
null null
Oct 20, 2007
3
2
2
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: Twice a day. BJJ, Boxing, Thai boxing, Conditioning...

Thoughts on opponent, Mark Munoz? He’s a tough wrestler and an experienced athlete. He doesn’t have a lot of MMA fights but he has a lot of wrestling matches, so I think he’s a very experienced competitor. He also has very heavy hands.

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

 

  • Has not scored a submission win since February of 2009

 

  • Last four fights have gone the distance

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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