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Two Brazilian standouts looking to rebound from recent setbacks will face off in Houston.

Onetime middleweight contender Demian Maia (14-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Jorge Santiago (23-9 MMA, 1-3 UFC) are set to meet at UFC 136, according to a recent report on Brazilian news site iG.

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Post #1   7/15/11 2:46:22PM   

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Demian by utter, complete dominance....one sided beatdown.

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Demian by utter, complete dominance....one sided beatdown.



Agree. Demian early sub.

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Maia via Triangle, from mount...

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Posted by Hendo67

Maia via Triangle, from mount...



Love that technique. Triangle is my favourite. I'd love to see Maia hit that on him. I'm thinking he'll win a Decision but my pick may change before the event.

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i like this matchup, however i see maia hitting a triangle in the 1st or 2nd round.

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I think maia's two years subless streak will come to a end
Good fight.

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Would like to see a Santiago TKO, but we'll see. Munoz only decisioned Maia.

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Demian Maia vs Jorge Santiago

what a sick card!

please mma gods keep them injury-free

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Demian by utter, complete dominance....one sided beatdown.



Exactly what I came here to say. Santiago can't cut it in the big leagues, in my opinion. He got absolutely murdered by Stann in his last fight, and was quoted as saying he didn't take the fight seriously. This guy is a joke.

Maia has made more of an improvement after his title fight with Anderson Silva than anyone I can remember. After a loss like that, I think most guys will just drop a weight class or settle in to the gate keeper role. I see heart, and desire, and marked improvement. If he can improve his stand up further, he will do big things. Maybe not dethrone the champ, but with his world class BJJ, he could dominate most, I believe.

I think Maia is going to jack Santiago up, and send him back to the farm leagues.



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I'm going to give Santiago some credit and say he lasts to a decision. Maia hasn't exactly been the BJJ black belt we've seen in the past, and I doubt he could knock Santiago out. Maia by Unanimous Decision.

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Posted by Hendo67

Maia via Triangle, from mount...

that would be SICK

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It depends if they let Santiago wear his stunner shades during the fight.



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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Demian by utter, complete dominance....one sided beatdown.



Exactly what I came here to say. Santiago can't cut it in the big leagues, in my opinion. He got absolutely murdered by Stann in his last fight, and was quoted as saying he didn't take the fight seriously. This guy is a joke.

Maia has made more of an improvement after his title fight with Anderson Silva than anyone I can remember. After a loss like that, I think most guys will just drop a weight class or settle in to the gate keeper role. I see heart, and desire, and marked improvement. If he can improve his stand up further, he will do big things. Maybe not dethrone the champ, but with his world class BJJ, he could dominate most, I believe.

I think Maia is going to jack Santiago up, and send him back to the farm leagues.






I love Demian Maia but I couldn't disagree more on him improving.

I think working on stand-up was the worst idea he ever had. He has no business on the feet and now he feels confident enough there that he doens't have the same urgency to get it to the ground. He should stop striking now and go back to 100% jiu jitsu training.

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Im going to laugh when Jorge Santiago takes every round.

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