Demian Maia ended a three-fight losing streak tonight at UFC Fortaleza, and the longtime welterweight contender did so in classic, Maia fashion.
Maia shot in early, as per usual, and managed to take opponent, Lyman Good down. As the latter scrambled back to his feet, Maia took his back and started hunting for a choke. Good managed to defend Maia’s attacks for a little while, but eventually, the former Bellator champ tapped out to a rear-naked-choke.
Maia was coming off consecutive losses to champ Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman.
Here are the results so far for UFC Fortaleza.
Demian Maia def. Lyman Good via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1,2:38
Charles Oliveira def. David Teymur via submission (anaconda choke) R2, 0:55
Johnny Walker def. Justin Ledet via TKO (spinning backfist & punches) R1, 0:15
Livinha Souza def. Sarah Frota via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Markus Perez def. Anthony Hernandez via technical submission (anaconda choke) R2, 1:07
Mara Romero Borella def. Taila Santos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Thiago Alves def. Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jair Rozenstruik def. Junior Albini via TKO (strikes) R2, 0:54
Geraldo de Freitas def. Felipe Colares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Said Nurmagomedov def. Ricardo Ramos via TKO (body kick, punches) R1, 2:28
Rogerio Bontorin def. Magomed Bibulatov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)