Demian Maia vs. Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt has been confirmed on the official website of Demian Maia. Maia is currently undefeated both in the UFC and in his Mixed Martial Arts career. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert has won five consecutive bouts in the UFC octagon and he’ll be looking to add his sixth victory at UFC 102 when he faces the always tough Nate Marquardt. All of Maia’s UFC wins have come via submission and within those victories, he has acquired four “Submission of the Night” bonuses. His most recent win was over the former WEC fighter Chael Sonnen.
Marquardt has earned back to back wins since his split decision loss to Thales Leites. Both of those wins came by way of TKO, the same way he plans to defeat Maia at UFC 102. Marquardt is a former King of Pancrase champion who lost his chance at the UFC middleweight title after losing to Anderson Silva at UFC 73 via TKO (strikes) in the first round.