Demian Maia vs Colby Covington is set for Sao Paulo on October 28
Flying under the radar, the UFC announced that Demian Maia will take on Colby Covington.It is set to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 28 at UFC Fight Night. It was announced two days ago but got lost in the shuffle due to being posted when Mayweather vs McGregor was happening.
This fight is so intriguing because of both fighter’s styles. Covington wants to take fights to the mat and that is exactly where Demian Maia wants to be. More than likely we won’t see a striking display and hopefully, it will be all high-level grappling.
According to UFC.com’s Thomas Gerbasi:
Sao Paulo’s favorite fighting son, Demian Maia, will fight in his hometown for the first time since 2014 when he faces fellow welterweight contender Colby Covington at Ginásio do Ibirapuera on Oct. 28.
UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the return of Lyoto Machida against Derek Brunson, will air live on FS1.
Also announced for the card were four bouts ranging from heavyweight to flyweight.
In the heavyweight division, unbeaten Brazilian newcomer will make his first walk to the Octagon when he takes on Christian Colombo.
Former TUF Brazil winner Antonio Carlos Junior will attempt to extend his three-fight winning streak when he squares off with surging Jack “The Joker” Hermansson.
A recent graduate of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Boston Salmon makes his UFC debut in a bantamweight clash with Augusto Mendes, and in the 125-pound weight class, Deiveson Alcantara battles Jarred Brooks.