ADCC News is reporting that the UFC has dipped into the ADCC talent pool signing current ADCC U87Kg champion Demian Maia.
“I am so happy that I signed with U.F.C. This event was very influential in me pursuing a fighting career and Jiu-Jitsu. i already trained karate back in the days and watching Royce Gracie fighting in U.F.C. I inspired me to this career. I am thankful to the Fertitta Brothers, Dana White and Joe Silva for the opportunity and their confidence in me. I promise to give my all to the event and the pursuit of the belt, I want to thank the fans as well and all my students and friends especially Paulo Vasconcellos for their support.”
Demian Maia is a middleweight hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil who sports an unblemished MMA record of 5-0. Maia holds victories over the likes of Ryan Stout, Fabio Negao, and Gustavo Machado.