Demian
Maia
19-6-0( W-L-D )
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, BJJ black belt, BJJ world champion

Fighter Info

From: Sao Paulo Brazil
Fights Out Of: Sao Paulo Brazil
Age: 36
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 Aug 23, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Mike Pyle -- -- -- --
Win
Demian Maia May 31, 2014
29 2 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alexander Yakovlev 22 1 0 1
Loss
Rory MacDonald Feb 22, 2014
75 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 51 2 0 1
Loss
Demian Maia Oct 9, 2013
24 3 0 1 R5 Decision - Split
Jake Shields 35 1 0 5
Win
Jon Fitch Feb 2, 2013
6 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 12 7 3 5
Win
Demian Maia Oct 13, 2012
5 3 1 1 R1 Submission
Rick Story 3 0 0 0
Win
Dong Hyun Kim Jul 7, 2012
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Demian Maia 1 1 0 1
Loss
Demian Maia Jan 28, 2012
51 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Weidman 58 4 0 2
Win
Demian Maia Oct 8, 2011
24 4 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jorge Santiago 18 0 0 0
Loss
Mark Munoz Jun 11, 2011
44 3 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 32 0 2 1
Win
Kendall Grove Dec 4, 2010
18 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 42 5 1 6
Win
Demian Maia Aug 28, 2010
30 5 1 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mario Miranda 14 0 0 0
Anderson Silva Apr 10, 2010
61 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 10 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Feb 6, 2010
30 4 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Miller 20 0 0 0
Loss
Nate Marquardt Aug 29, 2009
1 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Demian Maia 0 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
6 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Chael Sonnen 8 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Nov 15, 2008
2 1 1 3 R1 Submission
Nate Quarry 0 0 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Aug 9, 2008
30 2 3 8 R3 Submission
Jason MacDonald 7 0 4 2
Win
Demian Maia Apr 19, 2008
15 1 3 3 R2 Submission
Ed Herman 15 1 0 0
Win
Demian Maia Oct 20, 2007
3 2 1 2 R1 Submission
Ryan Jensen 2 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: At this level all fights are tough and training is always very hard and done with full commitment. Two or three training sessions a day, be it in Boxing, BJJ, Wrestling, MMA, Muay Thai, S&C, etc, and the time in between is focused on resting and recovering for the next session, pretty much like a 24 hour a day job.

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

•    Nine overall wins by submission – six of 13 wins in UFC by submission

•    Made US debut in May of 2007 with TKO win over Ryan Stout in a non-UFC bout

•    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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