The Ultimate Fight Night 29 event is set for Wednesday, October 9, with the preliminary card airing on FOX Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET. The main card will begin at 7 p.m. ET with the main event featuring a welterweight scrap between former middleweight title challenger Demian Maia and former welterweight title challenger Jake Shields.
Taking place on the main card of UFC Fight Night 29 is a light heavyweight battle between Brazilian striker Thiago Silva and National Wrestling Champion Matt Hamill. Both men are at a sort of at a crossroads in their career. Thiago Silva has had trouble when it comes to passing his drug tests. Matt Hamill has had trouble dealing with the top contenders. Both men are coming off a win.Silva over former Strikforce Champion Rafael Cavalcante, and Matt Hamill over Roger Hollet
With 19 submission wins between them, Demian Maia and Jake Shields are two of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) premier grapplers. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, these welterweight contenders meet in an anticipated showdown in Barueri, Brazil for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAIA VS. SHIELDS, headlining five hours of live fights on FOX Sports 1.
The UFC 165 PPV event took place on Saturday night and gave us a fight for the ages with Jon Jones defending his UFC light heavyweight title for a record sixth time by defeating Alexander Gustafsson via unanimous decision. However, the UFC will be returning to action with their next event on October 9 with the UFC Fight Night 29 event that will take place in Brazil.
Watch the UFC on Fuel TV 10 post-fight press conference LIVE from Fortaleza, Brazil. Fabricio Werdum submitted Big Nog in the main event. Leonardo Santos submitted William Patolino to win The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 tournament and Thiago Silva knocked out Rafael “Feijao” Cavalacante. Now watch as the fighters field questions from the media, discuss their performances and future.