Demian Maia Scouting Report

Demian Maia Scouting Report

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Demian Maia Scouting Report


Demian Maia Scouting Report


6’0″ 170 lbs (Welterweight)
72″ reach, Southpaw
Nov 6, 1977


28-11 (UFC: 22-11)

Current Streak

2 straight losses


4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Numerous grappling championships

Championships Held

Super Challenge Tournament Winner (83 kg): 2006



– perhaps the best BJJ practitioner in the sport
– an absolute beast at welterweight
– very physically strong at current weight class
– extremely experienced
– great submission skills
– has never been submitted
– has only been (T)KO’d twice in his career
– very good at passing guard
– southpaw
– good ground and pound
– somehow manages to hardly ever get struck in a fight



– despite fighting at middleweight before, still a bit undersized (height, reach) for welterweight
– has lost when he has fought the elite of the elite
– not much striking skills – doesn’t land (or attempt) many strikes
– inaccurate striker
– horrible takedown accuracy & defense
– tends to lose if he can’t take down his opponent
– ancient for an athlete



Demian Maia was pretty much unstoppable when he first moved to welterweight, but the end appears very near.




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