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Jorge Masvidal Blasts Kamaru Usman’s UFC Chile Performance

Jorge Masvidal isn’t a fan of Kamaru Usman’s fighting style. Last month, Usman took on Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Chile. The bout took place inside the …read more

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Masvidal: ‘The Only Thing Neil Magny Is Fighting Is Diabetes’

DIABEETUS. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Neil Magny, is still hoping to secure a fight for this summer, and won’t rule out rematches against Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia, …read more

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Tyron Woodley opens as slight betting favorite over Colby Covington in title unification bout

Oddsmakers are giving Colby Covington a markedly better chance to beat UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley than they gave Demian Maia.
After opening for his last title defense as a more …read more

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Tyron Woodley Responds to Colby Covington’s UFC 225 Comments

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since defending his belt against Demian Maia at UFC 217 in July 2017. While absent from competition, the fight …read more

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Tyron Woodley Lobbying For UFC 227 Return In L.A.

Tyron Woodley seems to be recovering nicely from his shoulder surgery this past December. The Chosen One last competed in the Octagon against Demian Maia at UFC 214 this past …read more

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Usman Likes Till, But Wants To Smash Him Next

Kamaru Usman picked up a big win over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 129 a few weeks ago by outscoring the submission specialist on all of the judges scorecards …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos: Covington Fight Moved from Brazil for Safety Concerns

Following his victory over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119 , Colby Covington gave the now infamous post-fight interview where Covington made a full heel turn in front of …read more

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MMA Top 10 Rankings Update, May 23: Kamaru Usman Shakes Up Welterweight Division

Kamaru Usman dominates Demian Maia and sends ripples through the Welterweight MMA Top 10 Rankings
The MMAWeekly.com rankings list the Top 10 MMA fighters from around the world in each of …read more

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Matt Serra Rips Referee for Potentially Costing Demian Maia Win Over Kamaru Usman

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra let his feelings known about the referee of the Demian MaiaKamaru Usman fight. As seen in the main event of UFC Chile …read more

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Morning Report: Matt Serra says referee ‘should be ashamed’ for potentially costing Demian Maia against Kamaru Usman

In the main event of UFC Chile this past weekend, Kamaru Usman won a five-round unanimous decision over Demian Maia. In a relatively uneventful fight, Maia was unable to impose …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, May 22: How much did Kamaru Usman help himself?

How much is a five-round unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia worth? Probably not as much as Kamaru Usman wishes.
Usman (13-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) didn’t put on the emphatic, spectacular performance …read more

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Fortunes changed for five at UFC Chile

Kamaru Usman’s clear-cut decision win over Demian Maia was predictable – in both a good and a bad way for Usman.
Usman, who captured the NCAA Division II national championship in …read more

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Escape the Mob Mentality: Facts About Kamaru Usman’s UFC Chile Performance

Leading into UFC Chile, I predicted Kamaru Usman would make a declarative statement against Demian Maia in response to criticism from his one-sided victory over Emil Meek and also as …read more

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Maia after UFC Chile: ‘I still have the will to finish my contract’

Even after his third straight loss, Demian Maia is not planning to call it quits just yet. The last ten months have been tough for former UFC title contender …read more

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UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley Responds to Kamaru Usman’s Callout

On Saturday night at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, surging Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender Kamaru Usman took on veteran Demian Maia in the main event. …read more

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Fight Night Chile Fantasy Rewind

Kamaru Usman had to endure a pair of injured hands and 15 takedown attempts from Demian Maia, but “The Nigerian Nightmare” still managed to earn a lopsided unanimous decision in …read more

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Demian Maia Still Plans to Finish UFC Contract After Lopsided Loss to Kamaru Usman

Prior to UFC Fight Night 129, Demian Maia revealed plans to retire upon the completion of his current contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. …read more

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UFC Fight Night 129 post-event facts: Demian Maia's takedown struggles hit historic territory

The UFC’s first event in Chile took place Saturday with UFC Fight Night 129. Movistar Arena in Santiago hosted the card, which aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and …read more

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Maia Has No Plans To Retire Following UFC ‘Chile’ Loss

Out of the title picture, Maia’s hoping to break a UFC record while wrapping up his contract. It’s been a rough twelve months for Demian Maia, who has now gone …read more

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Kamaru Usman: ‘I’m The Hardest Fight For Anybody’

Following his UFC Chile victory, Kamaru Usman has his sights set on gold. Usman went one-on-one with Demian Maia last night (May 19) inside Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The …read more

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Kamaru Usman’s UFC Chile Octagon Interview


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Hear from welterweight contender Kamaru Usman after improving to 8-0 in the UFC with a victory over Demian Maia in the main event of Fight Night Santiago on …read more

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Demian Maia Still Has Some Goals to Accomplish

After losing to Kamaru Usman by decision at UFC Fight Night 129 Demian Maia has only three fights left on his contract and picking up another loss puts him further …read more

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Usman defeats No. 5 Maia, stays unbeaten in UFC

USMAN vs MAIAKamaru Usman may not have made the spectacular statement he wanted to in his UFC Fight Night main event against Demian Maia on Saturday night, but at Movistar …read more

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After winning 'hardest fight in the division,' UFC Chile's Kamaru Usman sees two options next

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The way Kamaru Usman sees it, there are two appealing scenarios after his dominant decision win over …read more

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Demian Maia updates on retirement plans after UFC Chile loss to Kamaru Usman

When Demian Maia agreed to step in for the injured Santiago Ponzinibbio against Kamaru Usman in the UFC Chile main event, his hope was that it would allow him to …read more

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UFC Chile, The Morning After: Kamaru Usman Wants Title Shot Next

What you may have missed from last night Kamaru Usman didn’t exactly get the spectacular performance he was gunning for last night against Demian Maia, but he did get his …read more

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Kamaru Usman’s victory over Demian Maia wasn’t what you might call a thing of beauty

When Demian Maia is able to take his opposition down, it’s a like watching a magic amulet turn bright blue before unlocking some secrets to the universe. When he can’t, …read more

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Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman share classy post-fight exchange on social media

Last night, the UFC made its debut in the beautiful South American country of Chile with an exciting, 13-fight card out of the capital of Santiago. The card was topped …read more

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Demian Maia not retiring after UFC Chile loss, plans to finish contract and break records

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Demian Maia has no intention of hanging up his gloves after suffering his third consecutive loss, which …read more

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Kamaru Usman calls for Woodley or winner of Thompson-Till after Maia victory

Kamaru Usman is currently the welterweight division’s winningest fighter, having preserved his flawless eight-fight Octagon run with a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia at UFC Chile. Now he wants …read more

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The 6 biggest takeaways from UFC Chile, including what that unspectacular headliner revealed

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What really mattered at UFC Fight Night 129? Here are some takeaways from Saturday’s FS1-televised event in …read more

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MMA community reacts to Kamaru Usman’s dominant decision defeat of Demian Maia

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s debut in Santiago, Chile, surging UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman picked up his biggest win yet, authoring a dominant unanimous decision …read more

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UFC Chile recap: Usman beats Maia in anti-climactic decision

While it may have been a very slow-paced and predictable fight, Kamaru Usman ended up victorious against Demian Maia. When Santiago Ponzinibbio was forced out of UFC Chile due …read more

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Highlights! Usman Controls Maia For Dominant Main Event Win

Kamaru Usman may not have finished two-time UFC title challenger Demian Maia last night (Sat., May 19, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 129 from inside Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, …read more

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Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia full fight video highlights

Watch Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia full fight video highlights from UFC Chile’s main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman took place May 19 at …read more

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Tyron Woodley: Kamaru Usman's flaws would lead to 'waking up with the smelling salt' against me

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley gave credit to Kamaru Usman for his dominant victory over Demian Maia …read more

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Kamaru Usman Decisons Demian Maia in One-Sided Fight at UFC Chile

Welterweight contender Kamaru Usman remained unbeaten inside the octagon on Saturday and picked up the biggest win of his career. The “Nigerian Nightmare” defeated No. 5 ranked Demian Maia by …read more

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UFC Chile highlights: Usman easily earns decision over Maia

Check out the full fight video highlights of Kamaru Usman picking up a dominant decision win over Demian Maia in the UFC Chile main event. The UFC Chile main event …read more

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UFC Fight Night 129 results: Kamaru Usman denies Demian Maia takedowns, cruises to decision win

It wasn’t the emphatic finish that Kamaru Usman (13-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) wanted, but “The Nigerian Nightmare” did score a dominant decision win over Demian Maia (25-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC).
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Usman gets decision over Maia at UFC Fight Night

In a five-round bout that at times was difficult to watch, Kamaru Usman picked up a unanimous decision over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night in Chile. …read more

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UFC Chile Highlights: Kamaru Usman Thwarts Demian Maia (Video)

UFC Chile is in the books and the highlights have rolled out. In the main event of UFC Chile, welterweights Kamaru Usman and Demian Maia collided in Santiago, Chile. This …read more

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Kamaru Usman stuffs Demian Maia's takedowns, wins eighth straight in UFC by a wide margin

Kamaru Usman may just have put together the most unnoticed eight-fight winning streak in UFC history. The seventh-ranked welterweight ran his UFC record to 8-0, the second-longest winning streak …read more

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Pros react to Usman’s dull win over Maia at UFC Chile

Pro fighters weren’t too impressed with Kamaru Usman’s unanimous decision win over Demian Maia at UFC Chile. Although Kamaru Usman got the job done after five rounds in Santiago, Chile, …read more

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UFC Chile results: Usman wins dominant decision over Maia

Kamaru Usman dominated Demian Maia for five rounds to win a unanimous decision in the UFC Chile main event. The marquee matchup of UFC Chile involved the promotion’s #7 Kamaru …read more

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Kamaru Usman Outshines Overmatched Demian Maia in UFC Fight Night 129 Headliner

Kamaru Usman dominates Demian Maia for his 12th consecutive victory in the UFC Fight Night 129 main event on Saturday in Santiago, Chile. …read more

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Twitter reacts to Kamaru Usman's lopsided win over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 129

Kamaru Usman broke through as one of the top contenders in the UFC welterweight division on Saturday when he defeated Demian Maia in the UFC Fight Night 129 headliner.
Usman (13-1 …read more

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UFC Chile results: Kamaru Usman earns unanimous decision over Demian Maia

Kamaru Usman finally got the name opponent he’s long sought. And he proved he belongs with the big dogs of the welterweight division.
Usman met crafty veteran Demian Maia on Saturday …read more

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UFC Chile: Pros react to Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia, more

It may not have been the prettiest fight, but Kamaru Usman did what he needed to do against Demian Maia on Saturday night.
Usman defeated Maia via unanimous decision in the …read more

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Kamaru Usman defeats Demian Maia by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Chile

Kamaru Usman defeats Demian Maia by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Chile …read more

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Kamaru Usman Stuffs, Decisions Maia in Snoozer

The undefeated Kamaru Usman fought welterweight veteran Demian Maia tonight (May 19, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 129, held in Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, broadcast live and free on …read more

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UFC Chile Results: Kamaru Usman defeats Demian Maia

A key welterweight fight between former title challenger Demian Maia and surging division contender Kamaru Usman served as the headliner of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 129 event in Chile.
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Watch the UFC Fight Night 129 Post-Fight Press Conference Following the Event

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Watch the UFC Fight Night 129 post-fight press conference live following tonight’s event at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. Welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman headlined the …read more

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UFC Fight Night 129 – Live Results

UFC Fight Night 129 goes down live tonight for the first time in Santiago, Chile. In the main event high ranking Welterweights will meet when Demian Maia takes on Kamaru …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman live results, discussion, PBP

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in Santiago, Chile,, which is headlined by a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman. Join us today on Bloody Elbow for …read more

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UFC Fight Night Chile Live Results

The UFC is in Santiago, Chile tonight (Sat. May 19, 2018) from the Movistar Arena. In the main event of the evening, former UFC welterweight title challenger Demian Maia will …read more

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UFC Chile odds: Maia is massive underdog to Usman

Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC Chile card, where Kamaru Usman is massively favored to beat Demian Maia in the main event. The UFC is set to …read more

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UFC Fight Night 129 Weigh-in Highlights Video from Santiago, Chile


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The fighters competing on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 129 fight card in Santiago, Chile, weighed in on Friday. Welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman headline the event …read more

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UFC Chile Predictions: Is This Kamaru Usman’s Time?

It’s almost time for UFC Chile. Tonight (May 19), UFC Chile takes place inside the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The headliner will feature welterweight action. Demian Maia will go …read more

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UFC ‘Chile’ Clash: Maia Vs. Usman!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman will clash TONIGHT (May 19, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 129 inside Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile.
A hugely impressive …read more

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Demian Maia on Kamaru Usman: ‘His Stuff is Not Just Hype’

Demian Maia certainly isn’t brushing off Kamaru Usman’s legitimacy. Tonight (May 19), Maia will share the Octagon with Usman in the main event of UFC Chile. The event takes place …read more

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UFC Chile: Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman Toe-to-Toe Preview

Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know about Maia vs. Usman for UFN 129, and everything you don’t about metaphor suits. Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman …read more

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Demian Maia: ‘I Believe in My Skills’ (UFC Chile Video)

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Ranked welterweight Demian Maia feels confident ahead of his match-up with the surging Kamaru Usman in the main event this Saturday at UFC Chile on FS1. The event …read more

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UFC Chile predictions

For the first time ever, the Octagon travels to the nation of Chile with a show that will be headlined by welterweight standouts Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman.
“The Nigerian Nightmare” …read more

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UFC Chile Results: Maia vs. Usman

MMA Fighting has UFC Chile results of the Maia vs. Unman event May 19 from the Moviestar Arena in Santiago, Chile.
In the main event, Demian Maia looks to snap Kamaru …read more

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Demian Maia: Kamaru Usman ‘is not just hype’

There was a time when Demian Maia was a rising prospect hungry for recognition.
Maia made his UFC debut back on Oct. 20, 2007, at UFC 77 in Cincinnati, where he …read more

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Fight Night Chile: Official Weigh-in results

Fight Night Chile, which features the welterweight main event bout between Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman, is live on FS1 Saturday, May 19 at 10pm/7pm ETPT from Santiago, Chile.
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UFC Chile ceremonial weigh-in video highlight, photos: Demian Maia, Kamaru Usman face off

SANTIAGO, Chile – The ceremonial weigh-ins are in the books for the UFC’s debut in Chile. All that’s left is the fighting.
In the headliner, former two-division title challenger Demian Maia …read more

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Kamaru Usman: ‘I’m On the Verge of Something Big’

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Welterweight Kamaru Usman has had his eyes on Demian Maia for years and will face the Brazilian contender in the main event of UFC Fight Night Santiago on …read more

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Kamaru Usman wants spectacular performance vs. Demian Maia, not thinking about Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman just might be the most ducked fighter in the UFC. And that’s what makes his UFC Fight Night 129 appointment so much sweeter.
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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down Demian Maia!

Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) gold medalist and recent title challenger, Demian Maia, will face off with hard-hitting wrestler, Kamaru Usman, this Saturday (May 19, 2018) at UFC Fight Night …read more

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Kamaru Usman Credits Former UFC Champion Rashad Evans for Mentorship

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender Kamaru Usman will take on grappling ace Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 129 in Chile this Saturday night. …read more

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Usman sees light at the end of frustrating matchmaking tunnel

Welterweight contender Kamaru Usman has been pleading with the UFC for a highly-ranked opponent for months now. On Saturday, he’ll finally get his wish when he meets Demian Maia in …read more

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UFC Chile weigh-in results : Headliners Kamaru Usman, Demian Maia hit their marks

On Saturday night, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in the South American nation of Chile with an exciting card out of the capital city of Santiago.
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Watch the UFC Fight Night 129 Weigh-in Live at 6 PM ET from Santiago, Chile

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Watch the UFC Fight Night 129 Ceremonial Weigh-in live on Friday at 6 p.m. ET. Welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman headline Saturday’s event at Movistar Arena.
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What Percentage Of Kamaru Usman Shows Up In Chile?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will finally give Kamaru Usman a headlining spot when “The Nigerian Nightmare” takes center stage against Demian Maia at the UFC Fight Night 129 mixed martial …read more

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Why UFC Chile's Demian Maia might retire after contract expires – and his plans in the meantime

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Demian Maia is well aware of the tough challenge he took on when he signed on the dotted line to meet Kamaru Usman at …read more

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Chile Fight by Fight Preview

DEMIAN MAIA VS KAMARU USMANThis is the kind of fight Kamaru Usman wanted, and while Demian Maia may be even more of a stylistic puzzle than his original foe, Santiago …read more

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Unfiltered: Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman

“The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman calls in and talks about fighting short-notice opponent Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night Chile, being excited to fight a higher-ranked …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Nigerian Nightmare!’

Formidable up-and-comer, Kamaru Usman, will square off with jiu-jitsu master, Demian Maia, this Saturday (May 19, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 129 inside Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile.
Usman has a …read more

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Demian Maia considering retirement in 2019

For any fighter who’s competed as long as Demian Maia has, retirement talk is going to come up and the 40-year-old welterweight can see the end on the horizon.
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VIDEO | Kamaru Usman predicts first round finish of Demian Maia at UFC Chile

Ahead of #UFCChile, hear what Kamaru Usman (@USMAN84kg) said about the possibility of fighting Demian Maia – in 2016.
“My style will trump his style. … I know that I …read more

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UFC Fight Night 129 pre-event facts: Demian Maia can tie UFC's all-time wins record

The UFC makes it debut in Chile on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 129, which takes place at Movistar Arena in Santiago and airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 …read more

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Demian Maia gives reason for accepting short-notice fight with Kamaru Usman

If things had gone according to the original plan, surging UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman would have battled Argentine striker Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main of the UFC’s debut in …read more

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Maia On UFC Retirement: My Career Is Coming To An End

While one mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran is gearing up for a comeback, another is winding his combat career down. Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Demian Maia recently revealed …read more

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Maia sees ‘big chance’ of retiring after UFC contract ends

Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia could be getting close of calling it a career in the UFC. Demian Maia might be close to calling it a career.
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Kamaru Usman made a bold Demian Maia prediction in 2016; now it's put-up-or-shut-up time

In November 2016, a few days before his UFC Fight Night 100 meeting with then-undefeated Warlley Alves in Sao Paulo, Kamaru Usman made a bold claim to MMAjunkie.
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UFC Fight Night Chile Fantasy Cheat Sheet

For the first time, the UFC will head to Chile this weekend with a card topped by welterweight standout Kamaru Usman taking on former title challenger Demian Maia in a …read more

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UFC Chile main-event breakdown: Should Kamaru Usman really be a 4-1 favorite over Demian Maia?

MMAjunkie Radio co-host and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom provides an in-depth breakdown of UFC Fight Night 129’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event.
UFC Fight Night 129 takes …read more

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Kamaru Usman on Demian Maia: ‘He Knows I’m the Worst Possible Matchup For Him’

Kamaru Usman has been calling out Demian Maia for the better part of two years and now he’ll finally get his chance to face him in the main event at …read more

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Watch Demian Maia Submit Matt Brown: Fight Night Santiago Free Fight

Take a look back at a dominant performance by Demian Maia when he faced Matt Brown at UFC 198 two years ago. …read more

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Demian Maia targets next year as his last before retirement, plans to finish out the four fights on his contract

Whenever an MMA debate breaks out over who is the greatest BJJ practitioner in all of the sport, you would be hard-pressed to find a time that the name Demian …read more

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Kamaru Usman Has a Message for Demian Maia

The wait for Kamaru Usman is finally over. He is not only getting a ranked opponent, but he is getting former title challenger and #5 ranked welterweight in the world, …read more

Source:: MMANews

Finalized! UFC Chile Fight Card, TV Line Up

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will continue its push across South America by hosting its first-ever mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Santiago, Chile, headlined by welterweight contenders Demian Maia and …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Maia to face Usman in Chile main event

With Santiago Ponzinibbio forced to withdraw from his May 19 bout against Kamaru Usman due to injury, former world welterweight title challenger Demian Maia has agreed to step up and …read more

Source:: UFC

Usman Vs. Maia Possible For UFC Chile

One’s man misery is another’s fortune.
Demian Maia is in talks to step in on three weeks notice to face Kamaru Usman at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 129 event on …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on April 27, 2018, 12:17 am By
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Demian Maia steps in to face Kamaru Usman in new UFC Chile headliner

Kamaru Usman was adamant about a UFC Fight Night 129 replacement opponent being ranked. He’s got what he wants and then some.
The promotion today announced that former welterweight title challenger …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Maia vs. Usman in the works for new UFC Chile main event

The UFC Chile main event will now be Demian Maia taking on rising welterweight contender Kamaru Usman. With Santiago Ponzinibbio injured, a replacement opponent was needed for welterweight contender Kamaru …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia in the works for UFC Chile

Kamaru Usman needed a new opponent at UFC Chile, and the promotion is bringing in a big name to face him in a five-round main event in Santiago.
Demian Maia, a …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on April 26, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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Report: Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman Possible For UFC Chile

Kamaru Usman may finally get his wish of fighting Demian Maia. Usman was originally scheduled to take on Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event of UFC Chile. Ponzinibbio was forced …read more

Source:: MMANews