The UFC has signed Abu Dhabi Combat Club 87kg champion Demian Maia according to ADCC News. He will fight in the UFC’s middleweight division. Maia is 5-0 in his MMA career defeating Ryan Stout in his last fight by TKO. His win in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship turned heads and surely contributed to the UFC’s decision to sign the undefeated Brazilian fighter.
Maia had this to say on joining the UFC:
“I am so happy that I signed with U.F.C. This event was very influential in me pursuing a fighting career and Jiu-Jitsu. I already trained karate back in the days and watching Royce Gracie fighting in U.F.C. I inspired me to this career. I am thankful to the Fertitta Brothers, Dana White and Joe Silva for the opportunity and their confidence in me. I promise to give my all to the event and the pursuit of the belt.”