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Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz Targeted for UFC 131

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Demian Maia 13 62%
Mark Munoz 8 38%
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Mark Munoz will get a chance to prove he truly is one of the top 185-pound contenders when he faces grappling wizard and former division number one contender Demian Maia at the upcoming UFC 131 pay-per-view event scheduled for the Rogers Arena on June 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

MMAmania.com confirmed the bout was in the works earlier today.

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Here's one of the matches made today that I like. I've gotta go with Maia because he's one of my favourites but it's a tough fight. What do you guys think?

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Post #1   3/11/11 7:48:37PM   

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Great fight! I think Maia will end up submitting him in late first round or early second as long as he doesn't make the same mistake Dollaway did, which is take him down and for some reason let him stand back up only to get caught.

Post #2   3/11/11 7:52:21PM   

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Very interesting match up. Obviously Maia is comfortable off his back and Munoz's GnP is some of the best, but i would favour Maia on the ground. Maybe this could come down to who wins the stand up fight, which imo would be Munoz.

It will be interesting to see if Maia works his takedowns to put the wrestler on his back.

Post #3   3/11/11 7:56:46PM   

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can the tickets for this go on sale so i can buy them alredy?

SO EXCITED for this one because maia is a king on the ground

WAR MAIA

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HW: Cigano
LHW: Dragon, Ace
MW: Weidman
WW: Rush, Natural Born Killer, Ares, Hitman, Maia
LW: Jim Miller, Smooth, Khabib Eagle
FW: Aldo, Do Bronx, Answer
BW: Cruz, Mayday, One Punch, Barao

Post #4   3/11/11 8:17:06PM   

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Munoz by tko, hes a dark horse in the MW division and hes just getting better.

Post #5   3/11/11 8:21:10PM   

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I assumed Maia was going to fight Munoz. I respect that Maia is the only one of the top contenders who doesn't think there to good to fight someone not at the top of the heap. I expect to see Maia to get this W but it could be a long night for Maia if he can't even pull guard on Mark.

Post #6   3/11/11 8:24:57PM   

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Munoz should be able to keep the fight standing and KO Maia, but Maia is so good at getting fights to the ground

Post #7   3/11/11 8:31:01PM   

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Munoz has great GnP but i think Maia is on a whole different level when it comes to Jits, that Munoz hasn't experienced, so i think Munoz starts his GnP and Maia subs him. Im pretty interested in seeing where Maia's standup is going into this fight as well because he has looked better in his last couple fights. If he ever gets his striking down he will be a force. WAR MAIA

Post #8   3/11/11 8:56:44PM   

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Love this fight....Munoz TKO-rd. 2

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Post #9   3/12/11 12:03:24AM   

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I would definitely be happy with either of them winning, I might even prefer Maia a little bit. But I'm fairly certain Munoz gets this by KO.

Post #10   3/12/11 12:56:24AM   

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Demian Maia fights someone else who trains with Anderson Silva.... what else is new.

Post #11   3/12/11 1:05:01AM