Demian Maia steps in to face Kamaru Usman at UFC Chile

Santiago Ponzinibbio is out, Demian Maia is in against Usman

UFC Fight Night 129 is taking place in Chile on May 19th and we’ve got the main event booked. Kamaru Usman was set to take on Santiago Ponzinibbio but an injury forced Santiago off of the card. The UFC was scrambling to find a replacement but Usman said he’d only accept a ranked opponent. Enter Demian Maia. The fifth-ranked Welterweight will step in and take on Usman in a compelling Welterweight fight.

The card doesn’t have a lot of huge names on it, but the matchups seem put together for a fun night of action-packed fights. In a clash of young, talented Strawweight fighters Alexa Grosso will face undefeated Tatiana Suarez.

The event is scheduled to take place on May 19th. The card is available here.