Rashad Evans vs Daniel Cormier Headlines UFC 170; Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Added

Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans

  • 19-3-1 MMA / 14-3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Phil Davis

Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier

  • 13-0 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 13 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Frank Mir, Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett

Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald

  • 15-2 MMA / 6-2 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Nate Diaz, Jake Ellenberger, BJ Penn

Demian Maia

Demian Maia

  • 18-5 MMA / 9-5 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jorge Santiago, Dong Hyun Kim, Jon Fitch

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Rashad Evans looked to be back in championship form at UFC 167, stopping Chael Sonnen in the first round via TKO. The win was his second victory in a row, following his upset loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in February. Evans got back on the winning track at UFC 161 when he earned a split decision win over Dan Henderson.

Former Olympic medalist, Daniel Cormier drops to the light heavyweight division for the first time after beginning his career a perfect 13-0 in the heavyweight division. He’s now 2-0 in the UFC since his transfer from Strikeforce, earning back-to-back decision wins over Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.

Rory MacDonald had a five-fight win streak come to an end at UFC 167, losing a split decision to Robbie Lawler. After losing his UFC debut to Carlos Condit back in June of 2010, MacDonald rattled off five-straight victories, including notable wins over Nate Diaz, BJ Penn, and Jake Ellenberger.

Demian Maia suffered his first loss as a welterweight against Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night 29, winding up on the losing side of a split decision. Maia dropped to the 170-pound division in July of last year and put his name in title contention, following three-straight wins over Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story, and Jon Fitch.

UFC Fight Night 29 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Jake Shields def. Demian Maia via Split Decision
  • Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva via KO (Punch) – Round 2, 3:01
  • Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill via Unanimous Decision
  • Fabio Maldonado def. Joey Beltran via Split Decision
  • Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via Ankle Lock – Round 1, 0:33
  • Raphael Assuncao def. TJ Dillashaw via Split Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Igor Araujo def. Ildemar Alcantara via Unanimous Decision
  • Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell via Unanimous Decision
  • Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 4:31
  • Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:54

UFC 156 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Jose Aldo def. Frank Edgar by Unanimous Decision 
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision
  • Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem via KO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:25
  • Demain Maia def. Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision
  • Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card

  • Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau via Split Decision
  • Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:36
  • Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 4:25
  • Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards via Split Decision
  • Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 1:50
  • Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 4:20

Jon Fitch vs Demian Maia Added to UFC 156

 

Jon Fitch

  • 24-4-1 MMA / 14-2-1 UFC Record
  • 1 Win, 1 Draw, 1 Loss in Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Paulo Thiago, Thiago Alves, Erick Silva

 

Demian Maia

  • 17-4 MMA / 8-4 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jorge Santiago, Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story

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UFC 156

February 2nd, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Jon Fitch earned his first win since August of 2010 when he defeated rising star Erick Silva by unanimous decision at UFC 153. With the victory, he rebounded from only his second loss in sixteen fights in the UFC, which was a surprising 12-second knockout loss by the hands of Johny Hendricks. Previous to that, Fitch fought to a controversial draw against BJ Penn, a fight many believe Fitch should have earned the win.

Demian Maia is 2-0 since dropping the welterweight division, after a 6-4 record in the 185-pound division. Most recently he easily dispatched of Rick Story with a neck crank submission in the first round at UFC 153. Maia also beat Dong Hyun Kim in just 47-seconds after Kim suffered a rib injury in a Maia take down attempt.