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UFC Minneapolis Results: Demian Maia Outgrapples Anthony Rocco Martin! (Highlights)

UFC Minneapolis Results: Demian Maia Outgrapples Anthony Rocco Martin! (Highlights)

Demian Maia Outlasts Anthony Rocco Martin For A Decision Win!

UFC Minneapolis is happening live now from inside Target Center in Minnesota tonight (Saturday, June 29, 2019).

Welcome to the Welterweight fight between UFC veteran, the 4th dan BJJ black belt Demian Maia and submission specialist Anthony Rocco Martin.

Vance Swerdan is our referee. Here we go!

Round 1

Fighters were extremely cautious at the beginning. Martin circled around his rival, not much action in the first two minutes. Maia took the rival down via single-leg takedown and pressed him against the fence. Maia landed many short punches, but there were no big blows.

Martin got back on his feet around one minute before the end of the round, and reversed Demian. He landed a few great knees, and the fighters separated again. Few punches and a knee attempt to end the round. 10-9 Maia.

Round 2

Oh, it kicked off with an excellent strike. Martin stopped Maia’s takedown attempt. Right high kick by Martin. Maia took him down, but awesome sweep by Martin. The two stood up, but Maia secured another takedown. Maia pressed Anthony against the cage, and didn’t let him get up.

Demian landed many blows to the stomach, the crowd booed. Martin cannot stand up, Maia keeps landing short punches. The ref finally stands them up.

Martin goes for a kick, Maia takes him down, what a sweep by Martin, Maia slips out. 10-9 Maia.

Round 3

Martin misses with a right high kick. Maia keeps circling around his opponent, Martin misses with a punch combo. Right high kick blocked. Jab followed by a high kick, blocked again.

Martin missed with an uppercut, but landed a solid low kick. Maia went for a takedown, stuffed. Body punch Martin, followed by a right hand to the face. Uppercut landed, but Maia pulls guard and both fighters are on the ground. Strong shots Martin, the round ends. 10-9 Martin.

Final Result: Demian Maia defeats Anthony Rocco Martin via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Check out the highlights:

Demian Maia improves the score to 27-9 MMA, 21-9 UFC, Anthony Rocco Martin drops to 16-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC.

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