It has been confirmed that Demian Maia is set to take on Gunnar Nelson at UFC 194 at the MGM in Las Vegas December 12th. UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and Interim Champion Jose Aldo headline this card.
This fight was rumored to headlined UFC Fight Night Dublin but Demian Maia could not compete on that date due to a staph infection.
Former middleweight contender Demian Maia has a MMA record of 21–6 and a UFC record of 16-6. Maia holds notable wins over Chael Sonnen, Rick Story, John Fitch, and Ryan LaFlare. Maia’s latest win was over Neil Magny via submission rear naked choke in Round 2 at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this past August.
Gunnar Nelson has a MMA record of 14–1–1 and a UFC record of 5-1. Nelson latest win was over Brandon Thatch via submission rear naked choke at UFC 189 this past July.