UFC Tonight preview: Maia vs. Shields

In this week’s episode of

UFC

Tonight, Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen compared the fight

games of Demain Maia and Jake Shields. This exciting matchup of

similar styles will headline

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Both of these talented submission artists began their careers at

middleweight and while Shields has bounced back and forth he’s been

fighting at 170lb since 2008. Maia has whittled his way down to

Welterweight more recently and it’s been incredible to watch the

strength and pressure that he’s been able to create against his

opponents in this stacked division. 

Sonnen says these fighters are mirror images of each other. No

doubt, this fight is going to be a grappling fan’s dream.