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    Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields Agreed for UFC Fight Night on October 9th



    A previously reported welterweight fight between Demian Maia and Jake Shields looks to be set for October 9th as part of a UFC Fight Night.

    Last month it was reported that Demian Maia and Jake Shields had verbally agreed to fight each other at a date TBD. Now it looks like they've determined the date and setting, as MMA Fighting's Guillherme Cruz reports that this fight will be in Brazil on October 9th as part of a UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1.

    Maia (18-4) is 3-0 at welterweight with wins over Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story, and Jon Fitch. It's been a career resurgence for the submission specialist, who had seemingly stagnated at middleweight following his title loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 112. Maia was supposed to fight Josh Koscheck at UFC 163 before Koscheck pulled out with an injury.

    Shields (28-6-1, 1 NC) returned to welterweight after failing his drug test and losing his win against Ed Herman at UFC 150. The former Strikeforce champion defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 161 in what can only be described as a fight that took place in the UFC this year. Shields is unbeaten in his last 3 and could conceivably re-enter the top 10 rankings with a win over Maia.

    No word on whether this will be a main event or not, but a fight of this importance probably merits five round treatment. This card also includes Rony Jason/Jeremy Stephens and Erick Silva/Dong Hyun Kim, with a reported LHW fight between Thiago Silva/Matt Hamill also targeted for this date.
    Looking forward to this match up and glad it's finalized.

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    maia takes this. shields just isn't that great on his feet and on the ground maia is better.

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    Would love for this to end in a slick sub, but I think the more likely outcome is Sheilds gets out-blanketed.

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    You would think the fact Jake was a wrestler would help him here but I really don't see it IMO he's fucked.
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    I understand the idea of Joe Silva putting two great BJJ guys or two great wrestlers together but often it just ends up being a boring stand up fight. Hope this isn't one of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendeko View Post
    I understand the idea of Joe Silva putting two great BJJ guys or two great wrestlers together but often it just ends up being a boring stand up fight. Hope this isn't one of them
    Agreed. Shields vs Woodley being a prime example.

    I'm really wondering what Maia's strategy will be, considering that he didn't think twice about clinching and taking down Fitch, a guy known for wrestling and subs, just like Jake. My hunch is that at 170lbs, Maia doesn't care who you are and will utilize a clinch and ground-based gameplan against anyone. But it would be interesting to see how effective he can be with striking if he either can't take Shields down or chooses to strike with him (unlikely IMHO).

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    Bye bye sheilds.

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    Shields hasn't looked good, even in victory, for a while. I think Maia can walk through him, but his active guard and Shield's "quicksand" style could play out badly in the judges hands.

    defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 161 in what can only be described as a fight that took place in the UFC this year.
    Dafuq?

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    Maia FTW

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    I am pretty sure that Maia feels no one at 170 can sub him. With that said, I bet he takes Jake down and controls/beats Jake for 15 min.

    Maia dominates Jake but no finish. Everyone needs to remember that the Hendo bomb did not KO Jake so I don't see Maia doing it to him.
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