Maia 'out-Fitches' Jon Fitch, grinds way to decision win


The UFC welterweight division has a new contender, Demian Maia. The Brazilian grappling specialist notched arguably the most significant victory of his career at UFC 156, stifling longtime divisional star Jon Fitch en route to a unanimous decision win.

All three judges scored it 30-27 for Maia.

The surprise was not necessarily that Maia won, it was how he did it, taking Fitch down repeatedly, earning seven takedowns overall in the three-round bout. That kept Fitch on the defensive and never let him get off his offense. For example, in the first round, Maia landed 34 strikes to Fitch's six.

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Jon Fitch Vs. Demian Maia
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Jon Fitch <a href=Jon Fitch" src="" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 186 (84.37 kg)
Record 23-4-1
Team American Kickboxing Academy
Name Demian Maia <a href=Demian Maia" src="" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 195 (88.45 kg)
Record 16-4-0
-Demian Maia defeated Jon Fitch by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)



tags: Jon Fitch (detail)  Demian Maia (detail)  UFC 156   


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ender852 site profile image  

2/3/13 11:08 PM by ender852

Fitch getting grapple fucked by Maia:"So that's what this feels like?"

Chiron site profile image  

2/3/13 5:06 PM by Chiron

UFC 156: Karma

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

2/3/13 1:43 PM by duckhuntgangsta

Haha, true...Maia is badass. How close do you think Maia is to a title fight? 

Loxly site profile image  

2/3/13 1:41 PM by Loxly

it's weird, didn't seem as boring with somebody doing their Fitch impression to Fitch.

KC007 site profile image  

2/3/13 1:21 PM by KC007

Maia is a boss at WW.

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

2/3/13 1:13 PM by duckhuntgangsta

I love'd this fight

Kostakio site profile image  

2/3/13 9:48 AM by Kostakio

lol this is the dumbest thing I've read on here in a long timeVegetarianism/Veganism is the future!

Doctor Snuggles site profile image  

2/3/13 9:37 AM by Doctor Snuggles

It's more about the complete grappling dominance than anything.

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2/3/13 8:59 AM by Officer Farva