Demian Maia is a highly respected 4th degree black belt. He is currently number four on the UFC’s welterweight division. The Brazilian is a legendary grappler who is extremely crafty on the ground. This video attempts to study his moves, dissecting video from different fights to see how he approaches staging points & signature sweep.
BJJScout argues that expert grapplers counter their opponent’s staging points and not necessarily the moves. They find the base and destabilize it to prevent further attacks. Maia has kept evolving as a BJJ practitioner, improving techniques over the years. This video points out his creative solutions to different challenges.