Longtime welterweight contender Demian Maia reportedly has his next assignment, and it’s a scrap with a former Bellator champ.
According to a report from MMA Fighting, the UFC’s announced that the galaxy class grappler will face Lyman Good at the promotion’s February 2nd card in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Maia (25-9) is looking to end a three-fight losing streak, as the former title challenger is coming off losses to Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, and the champ, Tyron Woodley. Prior to that Maia had won seven in a row.
Good (20-4), meanwhile, is coming off a quick KO win over Ben Saunders at UFC 230 this month, and in doing so, he pushed his UFC record to 2-1.
So, obviously, this is a big test and opportunity for Good, as a win over the #8 ranked Maia could very well propel him into the top 15.
Here is the expected line-up so far for UFC Fortaleza.
Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good
Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin
Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
Junior Albini vs. Dmitry Sosnovskiy
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov
Mara Romero Borella vs. Taila Santos