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Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda On Tap For UFC 118

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Demian Maia will now fight in August. Sources close to the Brazilian grappling ace informed MMAjunkie.com that Maia will face middleweight prospect Mario Miranda at UFC 118 in Boston. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending.

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Do we see the submission machine come back to form here?

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Do we see the submission machine come back to form here?



Looks to be a tailor made matchup for him to get back to form. . . .

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Do we see the submission machine come back to form here?



Looks to be a tailor made matchup for him to get back to form. . . .



Somewhat true, but Miranda is no slouch on the ground himself and he is also a good wrestler. I know, Maia has had no problems with wrestlers in the past, but this wrestler is also a legit BJJ practitioner. With that said, I also see Maia winning. Just don't be surprised if Miranda makes it to the final bell, as I see him putting on a competitive fight and giving Maia a few scares while they're on their feet.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Do we see the submission machine come back to form here?



Looks to be a tailor made matchup for him to get back to form. . . .



Somewhat true, but Miranda is no slouch on the ground himself and he is also a good wrestler. I know, Maia has had no problems with wrestlers in the past, but this wrestler is also a legit BJJ blackbelt. With that said, I also see Maia winning. Just don't be surprised if Miranda makes it to the final bell, as I see him putting on a competitive fight and giving Maia a few scares while they're on their feet.



I didn't mean to take away from Miranda's skills with that comment. I just mean we've got a guy who's base is BJJ and wrestling, and Demian Maia who is obviously a BJJ wizard. Miranda will either have to go away from his strengths, or test Maia on the ground in which case I do not see him winning. Miranda may be legit black belt, but he's still not Demian Maia in the BJJ department. That being said an MMA match and a grappling match are far different animals, so you never know.

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I hope these high level bjj guys like Maia stay around. I like Maia's fights usually and the throw and sub combo Maia pulled on Chael was so sweet!

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Posted by icantthinkofanything

I hope these high level bjj guys like Maia stay around. I like Maia's fights usually and the throw and sub combo Maia pulled on Chael was so sweet!



The problem with a lot of the high level JJ guys is that they only have one tool in the tool box. Not the case with all of them, but the really high level guys typically are kind of one dimensional, and people have figured out a lot of ways to neutralize the JJ. I'm with ya though. . . I hope they can find a way to hang around an succeed.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Do we see the submission machine come back to form here?



Looks to be a tailor made matchup for him to get back to form. . . .



Somewhat true, but Miranda is no slouch on the ground himself and he is also a good wrestler. I know, Maia has had no problems with wrestlers in the past, but this wrestler is also a legit BJJ blackbelt. With that said, I also see Maia winning. Just don't be surprised if Miranda makes it to the final bell, as I see him putting on a competitive fight and giving Maia a few scares while they're on their feet.



I didn't mean to take away from Miranda's skills with that comment. I just mean we've got a guy who's base is BJJ and wrestling, and Demian Maia who is obviously a BJJ wizard. Miranda will either have to go away from his strengths, or test Maia on the ground in which case I do not see him winning. Miranda may be legit black belt, but he's still not Demian Maia in the BJJ department. That being said an MMA match and a grappling match are far different animals, so you never know.



Good points, I think I interpreted your comment wrong (in my defense, it was a vague comment you had made lol) and I also agree that he is not near Maia's level when it comes to BJJ. Just wanted to add that it wouldn't be a cakewalk for Maia and he does have to worry about his striking because he has some good power. So, even though his striking isn't his forte, his power could produce an upset.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Do we see the submission machine come back to form here?



Looks to be a tailor made matchup for him to get back to form. . . .



Somewhat true, but Miranda is no slouch on the ground himself and he is also a good wrestler. I know, Maia has had no problems with wrestlers in the past, but this wrestler is also a legit BJJ blackbelt. With that said, I also see Maia winning. Just don't be surprised if Miranda makes it to the final bell, as I see him putting on a competitive fight and giving Maia a few scares while they're on their feet.



I didn't mean to take away from Miranda's skills with that comment. I just mean we've got a guy who's base is BJJ and wrestling, and Demian Maia who is obviously a BJJ wizard. Miranda will either have to go away from his strengths, or test Maia on the ground in which case I do not see him winning. Miranda may be legit black belt, but he's still not Demian Maia in the BJJ department. That being said an MMA match and a grappling match are far different animals, so you never know.



Good points, I think I interpreted your comment wrong (in my defense, it was a vague comment you had made lol) and I also agree that he is not near Maia's level when it comes to BJJ. Just wanted to add that it wouldn't be a cakewalk for Maia and he does have to worry about his striking because he has some good power. So, even though his striking isn't his forte, his power could produce an upset.



My comment was vague. I agree with what you're saying as well. When a guy hits hard it can change everything.

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If it goes to a decision, miranda will probably take it.

Post #10   8/3/10 10:18:22PM   

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I will take it
Better than nothing . I see maia taking this

Post #11   8/4/10 12:04:55AM