I've been waiting for this fight since Maia blew through Quarry and Sonnen like they were novices. Maia's one of my favourite fighters and while ALOT of wind got taken out of his sails from that Nate massacre, I think he's so utterly invisible on the ground that I'll give his one dimensionality a one time pass, given that he really looks to have shored up his striking to a passable defensive level.
Maia via Rd. 2 Submission and I'm thinking we may have to nickname this man Spidercrusher in a few months.....
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes