A loss would have crippled his chances at ever getting another UFC title shot, and he was facing a top-tier challenge against Jorge Masvidal at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Well done. Like and Subscribe. This video is unavailable. OHHH @GamebredFighter shakes Maia off and starts dropping #UFC211 https://t.co/K2sg1xLZFu. Demian Maia vs Jorge Masvidal Full Fight UFC 211 Part 1. Maia controlled the fight and grappled his way to yet another victory. Maia's grappling stifled Masvidal throughout the three rounds and only gave the American Top Team product brief moments to score with his offense, which he did to make it close. Maia finally assumed top position with Masvidal on his back with two minutes remaining in the second. #UFC211. Half of the third and final round was spent feeling each other out. Maia vs. Masvidal lived up to the hype. Tyron Woodley is seeking a challenge, and all signs point to Maia as being that next man up. Demian Maia entered UFC 211 with everything on the line. Still, Maia tried all the tricks to stay attached to Masvidal. However, at around that halfway marker, Maia was able to get Masvidal to the ground. Demian Maia official Sherdog mixed martial arts stats, photos, videos, breaking news, and more for the Welterweight fighter from Brazil. Masvidal showed he can survive with Maia on the ground and had moments on the feet to challenge him. Masvidal fought off the takedown attempt well, but Maia stayed attached to him. It was a high-level battle of elites. Masvidal remained calm enough to defend as the first round ticked under two minutes. Masvidal will move down the ladder again, but his showing proves he's one of the elite at 170 pounds. Masvidal was ready to defend slower takedown attempts in the second round as Maia spent a lot of energy in the first frame. Maia peppered Masvidal with punches trying to get space to slip his arm under the chin. The superior fighter got by with his world-class skills and appears destined for a date with the champion. He has competed in two UFC title championships, losing against Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Championship in … Maia is regarded as one of the greatest grapplers in MMA history. But, he took an "L" to Usman when they clashed a year later in 2018 in a 5 round unanimous decision. The ink still needs to be put to paper, but Maia's chance at glory is coming up. The scorecards may have been split, but the fight clearly belonged to the Brazilian. Posted by screech on May 14, 2017; 52374 views; Report; ... Watch Maia vs Masvidal Fight Video Part 1 UFC 211 Full Event Replay << Previous Video Next Video >> Related Merch. Survival was his only option, but it was still much more than most of Maia's opponents have been able to do on the mat. Watch Queue Queue Masvidal's patience paid off with under 30 seconds as he shook Maia to the canvas and landed several big punches. It was a high-level battle of elites. The superior fighter got by with his world-class skills and appears destined for … Maia looked for an opening knowing he didn't have the energy to chase Masvidal, and Masvidal was weary of an oncoming takedown attempt. Still, the result was the right one with Maia getting his hand raised. Masvidal's defense got him through another strong two minutes of control from the grappling ace. That includes a post-fight moment with UFC President Dana White who shouted, "You got it!" The loss was damaging to Masvidal, but only minimally so. He would have to begin working from half-guard. Remember Maia BEAT Jorge Masvidal back in May 2017 -- in a 3 round split decision. It made the round close as he landed the big offense compared to Maia's control. I love Maia because everyone knows what he is gonna do, then he just does it anyway! I'm sorry, but I'll believe Demian Maia is getting a title shot when he has the belt wrapped around his waist. Demian Maia (born 6 November 1977) is a Brazilian professional submission grappler and mixed martial artist.He currently fights as a Welterweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). from cageside to Maia. Demian Maia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu White Mask. Maia shot in around the 30-second mark. Maia vs. Masvidal lived up to the hype. Jorge Masvidal Gamebred Vintage Heather Hoodie. Would have been an absolute travesty if he didn't get it after 7 straight wins. Maia confirms White said he got the title shot. Patience became the name of the game. He worked on a rear-naked choke, but he did not have it under the chin or have Masvidal's back completely. He would work to that position shortly after giving up the choke. Masvidal defended until the horn. Maia took his back, but Masvidal stood with him against the fence.