Emotional Maia to Wait for Title Shot
After scoring another amazing submission win in the main event of UFC Vancouver, an emotional Demian Maia said he would wait for the winner of Tyron Woodley versus Stephen Thompson to claim his title shot.
“This is six in a row,” said an emotional Maia in his post fight interview. “This guy has been knocking out everybody, he’s a former champion.
“I knew it would be a hard fight. I’m just so happy now, I think I earned a title shot. Now, finally, I will get the chance to fight for a title.”
The jiu jitsu wizard attached himself to Condit’s lead leg immediately and expertly transitioned to the back when the fight hit the ground. It took him less than two minutes to secure the choke, and Condit looked very dejected given the ease that the Brazilian found in pulling off the task.
Pettis Makes Statement with Submission in Featherweight Debut
Anthony Pettis made a big impression in his featherweight debut with a third round guillotine finish against Brazilian jiu jitsu ace, Charles Oliveira.
‘Showtime’ proved that his potent power came with him to the lighter weight class when he dropped Oliveira with a body shot in the first round. Despite having a clear advantage in the early striking exchanges, Pettis opted to join the Brazilian on the mat after the clinical shot.
In the second round, Oliveira rallied and controlled Pettis from the back for the majority of the five minutes. It wasn’t looking good for ‘Showtime’ when he was taken down in the third round, but he caught Oliveira in a guillotine during a scramble to secure the win.
The win turns over a three-fight slide for Pettis, who announced his intentions for the belt in his post-fight interview.
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