BJJ master Demian Maia announced on his official website, that he will be taking on Nate Marquardt at UFC 102 on August 29 from the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, OR.
*****Confirmed the next opponent for Demian Maia, unbeaten in 11 fights in MMA – UFC 102 – August 29 Portland, OREGON: Demian Maia vs Nate Marquardt*****
Maia (11-0, 5-0 In the UFC) recently submitted Chael Sonnen in the first round at UFC 95.
Marquardt (28-8-2) also had a impressive showing at UFC 95, taking out Wilson Gouveia by TKO in the third round.
Winner of this fight will be the top contender in the UFC middleweight division and will likely be in line for a title shot with Anderson Silva after his bout with Forrest Griffin at UFC 101.
number 1 contenders battle..hell yea nate all the way
i agree lets go nate, fun to watch at least
I'm really excited for this fight. Marquardt/Maia should fight the winner of Henderson/Bisping…middleweight tournament to fight silva….first time i've been excited to watch middleweight contenders
Honestly, the only real competition for Anderson Silva is at 205 and that's the mega fights fans want to see anyway. He shouldn't defend his belt until there's a clear cut #1 contender.
The winner of this fight needs to fight the winner of Bisping vs Hendo THEN that person should try to take on Silva. Lets not forget Wandy if he wins against Rich.
Man this is gonna be a close one. Maia is a super expert on the ground and has the best BJJ. I think who ever makes the first mistake in this fight is gonna lose. I know Nate has International Experience but Maia is at another level he will catch you for sure.
this should be a good fight but i hope maia pulls it out.
Nate has way better stand-up but Maia has great submissions. I agree, whomever makes a mistake first could lose this one. I am rooting for Maia.
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