UFC 153 Results: Demian Maia Records First Round Submission Over Rick Story

October 13, 2012
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Dong Hyun Kim and Demian Maia at UFC 148It was a happy homecoming for Brazilian Demian Maia (17-4) who kept his unbeaten record at welterweight alive with a first-round submission victory over Rick Story (14-6) at UFC 153 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Story came in quick with an overhand left, but Maia tried hard for the takedown before slamming Story to the mat. Maia advanced his position and went to take the back of Story.

With the American looking to bring the fight back to the feet, Maia went to full mount, landing softening blows before taking Story’s back locking in the choke. Story tapped after just 2:30 in round one.

“I am very happy to fight here. This is the first time I’ve fought in Brazil for the UFC,” Maia said post-fight. “This is great.”

After dropping down to welterweight for UFC 148, Maia has recorded two first-round finishes, while Story has suffered three losses in his last four UFC appearances.

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  • dsffga

    WW was definitely a good move. He’s finally fighting guys his size.Not to mention he’s finally gone back to his BJJ roots.

  • lowlb

    Maia is sticking to what he does best. He’s super boring in a way. But if he gets you to the ground, you are screwed. Story had a bit of a bloody nose, you have to admit. I would love to Maia vs Shields, Fitch or Diaz.

  • maia vs kampmann koschek or ellenberger would be great out of the 3 i think kampmann would be the hardest fight