The UFC is back in Sao Paulo, Brazil this Saturday for its latest event, and it will feature a pivotal, welterweight bout.
Maia is looking to get back on track, following a decision loss to the champ Tyron Woodley in July. Prior to that, the grappling titan had won seven straight.
Covington, meanwhile, has worked his way into the top ten ranks, on account of a four fight winning streak. A win over Maia, would leave him knocking at the title shot door.
Recently the UFC released the video below, which features both men discussing the bout, and their championship aspirations.