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UFC FN 62: Demian Maia’s Ground Game Overwhelms Ryan LaFlare

Demian Maia

Although Demian Maia wasn’t able to finish a very game, Ryan LaFlare tonight at UFC Fight Night 62, he demonstrated once again why he’s one of the best grapplers in the sport.

Maia continually took LaFlare to the ground in the card’s main event, and from there, he controlled the welterweight contender for much of the fight. In round five, Maia was clearly exhausted as LaFlare hunted for the finish, but it was too little, too late for the American. Maia was awarded the unanimous decision win.

And in the co-headliner, Erick Silva handed Josh Koscheck his fifth straight loss, as he tapped the former welterweight challenger with a first round, guillotine choke.

Here are the official results for UFC FN 62, which went down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Demian Maia def. Ryan LaFlare via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46)

Erick Silva def. Josh Koscheck via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 4:21

Leonardo Santos def. Tony Martin via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:29

Amanda Nunes def. Shayna Baszler via TKO (leg kick and punches) R1. 1:56

Gilbert Burns def. Alex Oliveira via submission (armbar) R3, 4:14

Godofredo Pepey def. Andre Fili via submission (triangle-choke) R1, 3:14

Francisco Trinaldo def. Akbarh Arreola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kevin Souza def. Katsunori Kikuno via KO (punch) R1, 1:31

Leandro Silva def. Drew Dober via technical submission (guillotine choke) R2, 2:45

Leonardo Mafra def. Cain Carrizosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Christos Giagos def. Jorge de Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:12

Fredy Serrano def. Bentley Syler via KO (strike) R3, 1:34


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