Demian Maia Vs. Nate Marquardt Added To UFC 102



While UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has committed to a light-heavyweight contest on Aug. 8, two of the 185-pound division's top contenders will meet later in the month.

Demian Maia (10-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Nate Marquardt (28-8-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will meet at UFC 102 according to a report on Maia's official website.

The undefeated Maia has won five-straight contests in the UFC since debuting for the organization in October 2007. All five victories have come by submission, including four “Submission of the Night” bonuses.

Maia was last in action in a submission in over Chael Sonnen at UFC 95 in February.

Marquardt is currently riding a two-fight win streak since dropping a controversial split-decision to Thales Leites in June 2008.

The former King of Pancrase had one previous shot at Silva's belt in 2007. Silva earned a first-round TKO over Marquardt in the UFC 73 main event.

The winner of the Maia vs. Marquardt fight would certainly have a rightful claim to No. 1 contender's status in the UFC's middleweight division, though the victor of the UFC 100 contest between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson will also be near the front of the line.

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