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Demian Maia Earns a Big Win at UFC 153

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Fighting for the first time in his native country of Brazil since 2006, Demian Maia quickly jumped on Rick Story. Two minutes later, Maia had earned a submission victory at UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar.

The win was the second for Maia at welterweight, as he decided to switch weight classes after becoming a contender in the middleweight ranks. Maia (17-4) defeated Dong Hyun Kim earlier this year via TKO.

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"I am very happy to fight here," Maia said. "I wanted to fight here. To get the finish, it is great."

Maia lost a decision to Chris Weidman early in 2012, prompting the move down to 170 pounds. He is now 5-2 in his last seven fights overall inside the Octagon.

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Story (14-6) lost for the third time in his last four fights. He had won six consecutive fights from 2009-2011.

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