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Demian Maia credits jiu-jitsu for his success against Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21 on Saturday in Vancouver.

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Demian Maia Video Interivew: Control, Submit, and Don’t Get Hit

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UFC veteran Josh Barnett accomplished a new feat at UFC 164: a first-round knockout in the UFC. Barnett KO’d Frank Mir in Round 1 at UFC 164.

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HOT TWEETS: UFC Fighters React to Demian Maia’s Brilliant Jiu-Jitsu on Twitter

Demian Maia is really, really, really, really good at jiu-jitsu, you guys. He took Carlos Condit, a guy who’s no slouch on the ground, and submitted him in the first round of their main event at UFC on FOX 21.

And as Condit tapped to the rear-naked choke, UFC fighters took to Twitter to react to Professor Maia’s brilliance on the ground.

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Demian Maia explained how his performance against Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21 shot him directly into title contention.

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Demian Maia Feels Quick Finish of Carlos Condit Earned Him a Title Shot

Demian Maia’s superb jiu-jitsu game has made him one of the top welterweights in the UFC. His performance against Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21 on Saturday night was another example of that.

Maia stopped Condit in the first round of their fight in the main event on the card in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the process, Maia became the first fighter to submit Condit in more than a decade.

That kind of showcase tends to get top contenders title shots in their next fight. Is that the same case for Maia?

UFC-on-Fox-2-workouts-Demian-Maia-310-750“I think so,” Maia said when asked if the win over Condit put UFC brass on notice about being considered for championship contention. “Many people, including me, thought he [beat Robbie Lawler] and he was supposed to be the champ. So what else should I do? I [have] six wins in a row.”

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Fighters who feel they are deserving of a title shot historically have seen mixed results when their next fight gets booked. Some get their desired championship opportunity, while others find themselves getting fights meant to keep them active while the UFC writes its own championship story.

If you think Maia’s going to be one of those who fights to stay active, think again. It appears Maia’s about title shots and nothing else.

“I’ll wait,” he said when asked if he’ll take other fights while the UFC figures out the next bout for welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “I can stay active in training and doing my teaching and doing whatever I do every day.”

UFC President Dana White has said that Woodley will face Stephen Thompson next. Woodley, however, has his eyes fixed on “money fights” and prefers the likes of Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz for his next opponent and first title defense.

If Maia has his way, he’ll leapfrog them all. At 38 years old, his window for fighting is nearing its closure, and getting that shot is better booked sooner than later, especially when it comes off the heels of a six-fight win streak.

“I respect Thompson, he’s a great guy,” he said. “Of course, you know, I’m much older than him, so if they can give me (the title shot) first, that would be great. If not, I hope they give it to him really fast and they decide that I wait for who wins the fight.”

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Bellator 160 Results: Benson Henderson Earns Title Shot Against Michael Chandler

Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull took place on Friday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and the main event ended in bizarre fashion.

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson took on Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in the fight card’s featured bout. After a lackluster opening round, Freire suffered a foot injury that forced the end of the fight.

Henderson started slow and never got out of first gear. Freire landed several leg kicks, but suffered the injury when one was checked by Henderson. Freire turned away from the action and halted the fight. It was the first time in his career that he’s been stopped.

“I knew for sure when I checked two of his kicks.  If you watch the replay, he backed away right away,” said Henderson about the injury stoppage.  “We’ve worked on checking kicks after the Anderson Silva whole thing.  Everyone was kind of working on checking kicks.  I didn’t ever think I would end a fight by checking a kick, but I guess I’ll take a W any way I can get it.”

With the win, Henderson solidified himself a shot at the lightweight title held by Michael Chandler.  The two will meet on Nov. 19.

“He’s a tough dude.  I’ve looked forward to fighting him for a really long time,” said Chandler, who watched the fight ringside.

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Lightweight Saad Awad and Derek Anderson fought to a decision in the co-main event.  After a tough opening round, Anderson cruised to a unanimous decision win.

They wasted no time before going on the offensive.  Anderson dropped Awad with a right hand early, but Awad quickly got back to his feet. A combination by Awad hurt Anderson seconds later.  Awad secured a takedown and applied a guillotine choke, but Anderson defended the submission attempt and got to his feet. Awad changed levels and took Anderson down. Anderson applied a triangle choke but Awad escaped to end a back-and-forth opening frame.

Anderson was the aggressor in the second round. He landed combinations, and was the busier man.  They stood toe-to-toe in the final frame. Anderson had a higher output and landed his jab often.  After fifteen minutes of fighting, the judges scored it for Anderson by unanimous decision.

Georgi Karakhanyan made quick work of Bubba Jenkins in a 145-pound rematch.  Karakhanyan caught a kick by Jenkins and fired a right hand that left Jenkins face-first on the canvas 53 seconds into the fight.

“I went through a lot,” said an emotional Karakhanyan following the knockout win.  “I’m a fighter. I like winning, and it feels good.

“I was listening to my corner. He was like, be patient. As a real fighter, I wanted to get there and bang with him a little bit. When I take my time, I have really, really heavy hands. That just proved it today. I’m so happy,” he added.

A.J. McKee extended his unbeaten record to 5-0 with a second-round submission win over Cody Walker to kick off the main card on Spike TV.

McKee dominated Walker on the ground, but was taken out of the first round for the first time in his short career.  McKee secured an early takedown in the second frame. He applied a guillotine choke and forced Walker to tap out.

“I’m kind of upset that I couldn’t get the first-round finish, but I ended up getting a second-round finish. Next time I won’t be out partying the night before,” said McKee following the fight.

McKee has had an ongoing war of words going with Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for months and address the rivalry in his post-fight comments.

“This little Pitbull beef everybody’s been talking about, it’s not really a beef. He’s taking it personal talking about he’s the man. He’s not the man. Daniel Straus is the man I want. He’s got the belt, so that’s why I want him,” said McKee.

“Don’t take it personal Pitbull. You’re getting ahead of yourself man. It’s nothing personal, but I’ve got a leash and a kennel waiting for you. I’m ready to take you to the pound whenever you want it.”

Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull Results:

Main Card:
Benson Henderson def. Patricio Freire by TKO (leg injury) at 2:26, R2
Derek Anderson def. Saad Awad by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins by KO (punch) at 0:53, R1
A.J. McKee def. Cody Walker by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:32. R2

Preliminary Card:
Joey Davis def. Keith Cutrone by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gabriel Green def. Alex Trinidad by TKO (punches) at 2:01, R2
Andy Murad def. Johnny Cisneros by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jacob Rosales def. Mike Segura by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Chinzo Machida def. Mario Navarro by TKO (punches) at 2:57, R1
Jake Robers def. Stephen Martinez by TKO (punches) at 4:24, R1

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