Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Tyron Woodley battles top contender Demian Maia in the UFC 214 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Few expected Woodley to become champion, but he’s done an admirable job of holding the strap nonetheless. He certainly pushed for some high-profile “super fights,” but Woodley is about to face a true top contender for the third time since winning the strap a year ago.
Three years back, a 36-year-old Maia lost his second fight in a row, and most assumed that it was the end of his title run. After returning from injury, however, Maia scored seven straight wins opposite some of the division’s best, earning a second shot at division gold.
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