Demian Maia to take on Kamaru Usman in Chile at UFC Fight Night 129
UFC Fight Night 129 will take place May 19th at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The main card and prelims will air on FS1 while the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
With Santiago Ponzinibbio forced to withdraw from his May 19 bout against Kamaru Usman due to injury, the promotion announced that former world welterweight title challenger Demian Maia has agreed to step up and fight “The Nigerian Nightmare” in the five-round main event at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile.
— UFC (@ufc) April 26, 2018
Winner of 11 in a row, a stretch that includes seven UFC wins, including victories over Leon Edwards, Sean Strickland and Sergio Moraes, the No. 7-ranked Usman has been a nightmare matchup for everyone he’s faced. He expects similar results against the Brazilian grappling wizard Maia, the No. 5-ranked contender at 170 pounds who owns wins over the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit, Matt Brown, Neil Magny and Gunnar Nelson.
UFC Fight Night 129 card (for now):
- Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman
- Andrea Lee vs. Veronica Macedo
- Chad Laprise vs. Vicente Luque
- Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez
- Guido Cannetti vs. Diego Rivas
- Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo
- Humberto Bandenay vs. Gabriel Benitez
- Zak Cummings vs. Michel Prazeres
- Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz
- Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes
- Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva
- Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
- Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis
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