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Demian Maia Scouting Report

demian maia scouting report
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Demian Maia Scouting Report


6’0″ 170 lbs (Welterweight)
72″ reach, Southpaw
Nov 6, 1977


24-6 (UFC: 18-6)

Current Streak

6 straight wins


4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Numerous grappling championships

Championships Held

Super Challenge Tournament Winner (83 kg): 2006



– perhaps the best BJJ practitioner in the sport
– an absolute beast at welterweight
– very physically strong at current weight class
– extremely experienced
– great submission skills
– has never been submitted
– has only been (T)KO’d twice in his career
– very good at passing guard
– southpaw
– good ground and pound
– on an incredibly hot streak



– despite fighting at middleweight before, still a bit undersized (height, reach) for welterweight
– has lost when he has fought the elite of the elite
– not much striking skills – doesn’t land many strikes
– inaccurate striker
– horrible takedown accuracy & defense
– getting up there in years



Demian Maia looked unstoppable since moving to welterweight.  Then he met Jake Shields.  And Rory MacDonald.  But he’s righted the ship once more and is red hot again


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