Demian Maia Biography
(One of the Greatest Grapplers in Mixed Martial Artist History)
Birthday: November 6, 1977 (Scorpio)
Born In: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Demian Maia is a Brazilian trained mixed martial artist and Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He is known to be one of the best welterweight fighters around the world. Five-time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, he has a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in welterweight category. He has been trained in Judo, Karate, and Kung Fu besides Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also known for being one of the best ground experts and gained fame for being the best grappler. Being inspired by fellow BJJ artists and UFC Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie, Demian decided to take up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as his main art form. He has fought a number of renowned fighters including Rick Story, Chael Sonnen and Ryan LaFlare. He is still remembered for his MMA debut when he defeated his opponent with a technical knockout in just 48 seconds. For that, he ended up winning four times for the Entry of the Night. Currently, Damian stands first in the official UFC welterweight rankings.