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Report: Demian Maia agrees to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 95 in London

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Undefeated UFC middleweight Demian Maia (9-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has agreed to face former WEC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen (21-9-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 95 according to a report on Maia's official website.

UFC 95 is scheduled for Feb. 21 at the 02 Arena in London.

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This oughta shut us all up about this card haha!

Post #1   12/30/08 7:35:31AM   

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Should be a good fight at least. I'll have to pick Demian but I wouldn't count out Sonnen.

Post #2   12/30/08 8:24:15AM   

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Great fight.

I'll definitely have to think about this. I know for sure I'll be rooting for Maia, though.

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Post #3   12/30/08 8:34:05AM   

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I am going to be rooting for Sonnen but I am not sure yet if he will pull this one off..

Post #4   12/30/08 9:18:21AM   

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This should be a good matchup, gives the 95 card a little more shape. Is this card free on Spike?

Post #5   12/30/08 9:25:10AM   

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Maia should roll over Sonnen if you ask me he's not as good as he thinks he beat a WEIRD Filho and in lackluster fashion. Anyway I'm going with Maia 2nd Rd. SUB.

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Posted by theguido

Maia should roll over Sonnen if you ask me he's not as good as he thinks he beat a WEIRD Filho and in lackluster fashion. Anyway I'm going with Maia 2nd Rd. SUB.



agreed and maia will make him scream worse than he did against babalu or filho

Post #7   12/30/08 9:55:13AM   

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excellent fight! glad to see sonnen back in the UFC

Post #8   12/30/08 10:13:24AM   

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Perfect fight for Maia to prove that he's one of the upper level middleweights in the UFC.

Post #9   12/30/08 10:41:09AM   

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I really like both fighters. I'm really very torn here. don't know what im gonna do

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Posted by MikeyG


Posted by theguido

Maia should roll over Sonnen if you ask me he's not as good as he thinks he beat a WEIRD Filho and in lackluster fashion. Anyway I'm going with Maia 2nd Rd. SUB.



agreed and maia will make him scream worse than he did against babalu or filho




double agree......i was glad that sonnen beat filho, i always thought filho was overated myself (but thats for another time), but i wish he had beat a "healthy" filho instead.....as long as sonnen comes in with the same game plan he did against filho, i think he will win a decison...but i dont think hes gonna come with that game plan....i think hes gonna go for takedowns and think (like he usually does) that he has good sub defense....maia will catch him somwhere in the late first or second rds....with that being said, this card is really starting to come together very nicely......nate vs wilson and joe vs deigo are gonna be awesome fights..this one has the potential to be either another highlight reel for maia or snoozefest for sonnen...(hope for the highlight!)

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Maia is going to destroy Sonnen just like all the other opponents the ufc has given him. I truely believe Demian Maia is the real deal. Futrue Middle Weight Champion.

Post #12   12/30/08 12:02:06PM   

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This should be a sick fight.
Once it hits the ground though, who knows, will chael be able to survive?.

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I love the matchup!!!! Should be a good one and force Maia to be a little more agressive and throw in more striking.

For refrence i loke Chael and glad when he beat Filho as i 2 think he was overrayed.

But look at Chael's record.

21-9-1.

3 wins via Submissionn (one via strikes)


6 of his 9 losses have been by submission.

Forrest triangle'd him.
Horn armbar'd and choked him
Babalu traingle'd him
Prangley submitted him
And Filho did too (although it was questionable if he tapped verbally tho)


66% of his losses come to submission.

Of those that submitted him Maia is a better submission artist (IMO) than 100% of those guys.

I personally think this is a ploy ti boost Maia as i as many people believe he is a top MW and possible contender and the UFC might feel the same way. On top of that i cannot think of anyone legit enough to fight Maia at this point that has a worse record against sub's

I will pick Maia in this one, he has made me so much $ on this site, and this seems to be a fight Chael is meant to lose.

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Posted by ohiostate1016

Perfect fight for Maia to prove that he's one of the upper level middleweights in the UFC.



I'm just not sure Sonnen will give him that credabiltiy, I'm more apt to believe his ground war with Mcdonald and his dismantling of Quarry have put him above sonnen already but IMO there using Maia to more or less guage where Sonnen stands

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