Breaking news, fight fans! Demian Maia will get a second chance at UFC gold when he takes on current welterweight kingpin Tyron Woodley at UFC 214.
Demian Maia is riding a 7-fight win streak, having finished such big-name welterweights as Carlos Condit and Matt Brown. Maia’s first shot at a UFC strap was against Anderson Silva at UFC 112. Demian lost the bout via unanimous decision.
The match will be one of three title fights scheduled on the card — the other two being the long-awaited rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier and the second women’s featherweight title match, which will be between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Tonya Evinger.
UFC 214 will be going down live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on July 29.
BREAKING NEWS!Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley confirms that he will defend his welterweight title vs. Demian Maia at UFC 214 in Anaheim! Details here…
Posted by UFC on FOX on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Woodley posted about the fight on his Twitter account, and he was confident that he would win:
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 28, 2017