In the Martin fight, Demian clearly won the first and second rounds, totally dominating with his wrestling and Jiu-jitsu. At one point in the second round, Demian had Tony mounted against the fence and was successfully striking, when the referee decided to reset the fighters in the center of the cage. This robbed Demian of perfect opportunity to finish the fight and gave Rocco a huge break. Martin did win the third round convincingly, but it was too little too late.
The vast majority of Professor Maia’s wins in MMA have come via his grappling skills. He basically goes in and ’restrains’ the best fighters in the world so that they cannot execute their own strategies. He enjoys showing the world the effectiveness of the martial art he loves. After the Martin fight Demian stated “I have immense pride in representing this martial art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Thank you for the support in yet one more battle!” He also said that he will likely step into the octagon one more time before retiring from MMA at 41.
Congratulations to Demian on another victory and reaching this amazing milestone in his career.