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Maia vs. LaFlare New Main Event in Rio

 
With Raphael Assuncao forced out of his March 21 headliner against Urijah Faber due to injury, there will be a new main event at the Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as number seven-ranked welterweight Demian Maia faces unbeaten New Yorker Ryan LaFlare.

The FOX Sports 1-televised bout was elevated from the co-main event slot by UFC officials.

Currently sporting a 4-2 record in his run at welterweight, former middleweight title challenger Demian Maia is fresh from a May 2014 victory over Alexander Yakovlev in his hometown of Sao Paulo. In Long Island’s LaFlare, Maia will face a rising star whose unbeaten slate includes four UFC wins over Benny Alloway, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Court McGee and John Howard.

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