Maia, now 25-7, was defeated by unanimous decision when he challenged for Tyron Woodley’s title in his last outing. The loss snapped a seven-fight winning streak with wins over notable names such as Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit, Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny.
Covington, 12-1, comes into the fight on a four-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Dong Hyun Kim in June. His only loss came via guillotine choke to Warlley Alves, in December 2015.
Demian Maia is expected to meet Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 119. The card will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson. Demian is expected to drop by ZenQuest about two weeks after this fight to provide another amazing seminar. Stay tuned for more information on that.
Good luck to Professor Demian as he continues his MMA journey!