Maia vs. Silva
I would like to thank Geoff and Bam for taking the time to write a guest post on MMApunk.com Here is another great guest post but this time it’s from BAM. Great job!!
With the upcoming UFC 112 “invincible” just around the corner the big debate is can Demian Maia beat Anderson Silva?
We all know Anderson Silva (25-4-0) is a superb striker and is deadly to say the least in the clinch but has shown some holes in his ground game and take down defense (exposed by Travis Lutter) Anderson has a black belt in BJJ and has shown his skill in the art by tapping out Lutter and Henderson .BUT all 4 of his losses have come via submission .
Maia (12-1-0) is arguably the best BJJ artist in the world today the 5 time BJJ champion has taken the fight with 8 weeks to train, Maia has finished 8 of his 12 wins via submission with 5 of those in the UFC 4 of which have awarded him submission of the night bonuses. Maia has been improving on his striking and is training with wand fight team for his upcoming bout .
As long as Maia can stay away from Silva’s hands and survive any clinch situations long enough to take the champ down the difference in BJJ superiority will become apparent and Maia COULD walk away with the belt!.
BAM makes a great point about this fight. Maia could be the one to take down the spider. What do you think?
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The UFC fight prediction contest will pick back up at UFC 113. So start thinking about your picks now