Demian Maia steps in to face Kamaru Usman at UFC Chile

Kamaru Usman gets a change of opponent as Santiago Ponzinibbio was forced to withdraw from the UFC Chile main event bout due to injury. He will now face No.5 ranked Welterweight Demian Maia.

Kamaru Usman (12-1) is currently ranked No.7 in the UFC Welterweight division and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Emil Meek at UFC Fight Night 124 in January. Previously to that, Usman knocked out Sergio Moraes in the first round back at UFC Fight Night 116 in September. He is currently undefeated in his UFC career and riding an 11 fight win streak.

Demian Maia (25-8) is coming off two losses, first to the current Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and most recently, to Colby Covington. Maia has had recent wins over Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit and Matt Brown and has won 12 out of his total wins via submission.

This bout will serve as the main event for UFC Fight Night 129 and will take place at the Movistar Arena in Santiago Chile.

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