The storyline for Maia coming in centered on a renewed focus on his submission game. After all, he hadn't submitted anyone in a bout in almost double digit fights since UFC 95 in Feb. 2009 against, who else, Chael Sonnen.
That's why it was no surprise when he came rushing out in the first round with a takedown and positional dominance on the floor. He transitioned from top to side control to back mount against the cage until he managed to get his arm underneath Story's neck.
And he cranked on it until the tap came.
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Rick Story Vs. Demian Maia
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
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