UFC President Dana White announces that Rousimar Palhares has been cut from the UFC following his submission win over Mike Pierce on Wednesday night. The fight with Mike Pierce which took place at the UFC Fight Night 29 event in Brazil, is the second time that Palhares has held a submission long after a fighter has tapped out.
The fighters will take to the scales today ahead of tomorrows UFC Fight Night 29 “Maia vs. Shields” event. Welterweights Demian Maia and Jake Shields headline an intriguing card that takes place in Brazil. Before it happens the fighters will weigh in at Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil starting at 3 p.m. ET/ … Read more
On October 9th, 2013 the UFC comes back to Fox Sports 1 with a great free card headlined by a welterweight bout with title implications between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Both men have contended for the UFC title with Shields at welterweight and Maia a tmiddleweight Both did so unsuccessfully. That’s not where the comparisons endthough. Both men are fantastic black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have demonstrated such in their MMA careers. So ready or not, here comes the breakdown for this battle between these top contenders.
Demian Maia and Jake Shields headline this Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil. Today they worked out in front of fans and media in preparation for their five round engagement. Both men highly respect each others jiu jitsu. Jake Shields feels that it is the best American versus the best Brazilian when it comes to the art.
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.