By Guilherme Cruz

Photo Eduardo Ferreira


Few days after beating Mário Mirando, the Brazilian Demian Maia already has a date set to come back to UFC’s octagon. On a chat with TATAME, Demian commented the fight against the “giant” Kendall Grove, who is almost 6,5 feet tall, on TUF 12 Finale, on December 4. “His stand-up game is complicated because of his high, it’s a weird game. Being or not on the ground, it’s hard to be used to that reach. On the ground, he’s won for submissions many times, so he’s also dangerous on that area. I have to have a great game plan for this fight”, analyzes Demian. On the chat, Demian talked about his trainings, telling us about the backup of Edinaldo Lula, champion o WFE and is 6,59 feet tall, and analyzed the division, commenting the recent loss of Rousimar Palhares to Nate Marquardt and the possible rematch with the American, who has knocked him out in 2009. Click here to read the exclusive interview with Maia.