Chris Weidman in v.s. Demian Maia at UFC on Fox 2

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ChrisSabal
1/17/12 8:09:32PM
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Chris Weidman will be fighting Demian Maia at UFC on Fox 2 according to Dana on Twitter
grappler0000
1/17/12 8:18:12PM
Wow, interesting matchup.
ChokeUout
1/17/12 8:19:50PM
ooooh...that's a hell of a fight!

I'd say Weidman could submit a vast majority of the UFC Middleweights....Needless to say Demian Maia doesn't fall into that category.

I'd give a slight edge to Maia...He's been improving alot with his stand-up, and I'd say he has a slight edge over Weidman there. If Weidman is on top when they are on the ground he may have a chance, but why the hell would you take Maia down?

I give the early edge to Maia here
Kpro
1/17/12 8:20:32PM
Very interesting. Maia recently lost to Munoz, but Weidman has never even faced a BJJ black belt, let alone Maia. Should be fun to watch.

I like both new matchups better than the original 2 set for UFC on FOX 2.
BuffaloDave
1/17/12 8:23:29PM
A lot of people will be bummed that Palhares isn't taking the fight.

Huge opportunity for Weidman though. We all know he has the wrestling to take down Maia, but will Maia's BJJ be to much for him? Weidman himself is a purple belt, but Maia is right at the top in BJJ in the MW division. On the feet it's close, we seen Weidman display some decent stand up, and Maia's has improved. Not sure who I'm taking at the moment.
Kpro
1/17/12 8:24:58PM
Rumors circulating that Paul Harris was already celebrating a win over Maia just prior to the announcement that Weidman would be the one facing Maia.
KungFuMaster
1/17/12 8:26:46PM
I'm going to have to consult with the Stats by Event to make my pick.
Twenty20Dollars
1/17/12 8:33:38PM
I want to take Weidman, but on like 10 days notice and still inexperienced in mma, he's a wrestler going against one of the top ground fighters.

Or the two could just stand and trade for 3 rounds.
Budgellism
1/17/12 8:59:54PM
If Palhares couldn't do it, this is the next best thing. Weidman is a fuckin champ. Glad to see him take such a large step up in competition and on 10 days notice. It'll be a tough fight for him though.
shaneTpain
1/17/12 9:16:15PM

Posted by Budgellism

If Palhares couldn't do it, this is the next best thing. Weidman is a fuckin champ. Glad to see him take such a large step up in competition and on 10 days notice. It'll be a tough fight for him though.




I LOVE THIS MATCH
Weidman is a BEAST & a win over Maia will make him a new force in the middleweight pool. I think this is a tougher challenge for Maia then Bisping was. Cant wait
FastKnockout
1/17/12 9:18:53PM
Tough fight for Weidman, but he could pull it off.
DeadHead988
1/17/12 10:20:09PM
I was really hoping to see Palhares take this fight. Tbh I like Weidman a lot, but this seems like a terrible matchup to me. I think it''l be a boring, clear-cut win for Maia. I'm going to this event live so hopefully that's not the case.
sbulldavid
1/18/12 12:14:38AM
I gotta take Weidman, he's the future of the division and this will be his coming out party.
bjj1605
1/18/12 1:20:26AM
Maia will tie him in a knot.

Get back to your jits homie.
Lesnar1
1/18/12 2:15:44AM
Great matchup, big step up in competition for Weidman but I think he'll be able to hold his own against Maia.
Shawn91111
1/18/12 2:46:56AM
Too big of a step up for Weidman, rather have seen Paul Harris vs Maia
Poor_Franklin
1/18/12 4:31:19AM


maybe I'll get lucky & get Palhares vs Belcher now
prozacnation1978
1/18/12 4:40:17AM
Still a great fight but maia will take.this
Bythar
1/18/12 8:08:56AM
For me, this is a very tough fight to call. Very interesting. The wrestling edge heavily with Weidman and Jits heavily with Maia. There is a chance this one will just be gunned out on the feet. I see Maia being able to win by submission and decision with (what i believe to be) superior striking. Weidman however I can only see winning by decision. Gotta go with Maia even though wrestling is an excellent edge to have.
emfleek
1/18/12 8:46:11AM
Nice. I agree with whoever said it...I like the new matchups much more than the previous matchups.
kingsmasher
1/18/12 10:47:53AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I want to take Weidman, but on like 10 days notice and still inexperienced in mma, he's a wrestler going against one of the top ground fighters.

Or the two could just stand and trade for 3 rounds.




No brainer here Maia aint subbed anyone lately and Weidman is the real deal I have Weidman pretty easy in this fight...Snoozefest....Weidman will have top control and is way too strong for Maia...
Bubbles
1/18/12 2:03:21PM

Posted by emfleek

Nice. I agree with whoever said it...I like the new matchups much more than the previous matchups.



i dont as much. Sonnen vs Bisping is going to be fairly one sided while Munoz would have been more of a fight. Bisping vs Maia i think is a closer fight than Weidman.

Maia should have the striking advantage but dont be surprised to see a trip to top position and a sub win
pmoney
1/18/12 3:15:35PM
Put me in that group of folks who are more excited now.

Sonnen-Munoz would have been a much more competitive fight. Bisping could put up a good fight, but more likely that not he gets steamrolled. I like it though because this is just an awesome fight. You gotta love when the heel turns face!

I think Weidman-Maia will be more competitive than Bisping-Maia. Weidman appears to be an insanely good BJJ player himself.... What he did to Tom Lawlor was insane. He slept Lawlor and sent him home to mama like no one ever had. And this was his third UFC fight. If he can use some good ole' American wrasslin and top position while staying out of subs, he can do this.
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