Article

Maia, Nelson Meet at UFC 194 in December

Two of the mixed martial arts world’s premier grapplers will collide in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 12, as an intriguing showdown between Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson has been added to the stacked UFC 194 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

UFC 194 is headlined by the long-awaited featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor and the middleweight championship fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold.

A member of the UFC roster since 2007, Demian Maia is showing prime form since moving to welterweight in 2012, and he has won six of eight bouts at 170 pounds, including three in a row. Fresh from a Performance of the Night submission of Neil Magny in August, Maia will travel from his native Brazil to take on Iceland’s Nelson, a fellow jiu-jitsu black belt with four Octagon victories by submission, most recently a first-round UFC 189 finish of Brandon Thatch.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket information and fight card announcements.

Media

Recent
With UFC 217 winding down, UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles is here to preview some of the top fights slated for the beginning of 2018.
13/12/2017
Take a deep dive into the UFC 219 main and co-main events, featuring UFC women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm, plus Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza.
13/12/2017
Don't miss Rafael Dos Anjos square off against Robbie Lawler in the main event of Fight Night Winnipeg on Saturday, December 16 live on FOX.
12/12/2017
Former UFC champions Robbie Lawler (welterweight) and Rafael Dos Anjos (lightweight) meet in a five-round main event Saturday night in Winnipeg live and free on FOX. Both contenders have championships dreams and a win here brings them one step closer.
12/12/2017