Demian Maia has built his career on upending bigger, faster and stronger opposition in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Can he do it one more time?
A short-notice fill-in for the injured Santiago Ponzinibbio, Maia clocked in at 171 pounds ahead of his five-round showdown with “The Ultimate Fighter 21” winner Kamaru Usman (170) in the UFC Fight Night 129 headliner at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. Meanwhile, Alexa Grasso (115) and Tatiana Suarez (115) also met the contracted weight requirements for their co-main event at Friday’s official weigh-in.
UFC Fight Night 129 “Maia vs. Usman” -- which airs live on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT -- will also feature a light heavyweight clash pairing Jared Cannonier (205) with Dominick Reyes (205), a bantamweight tilt pitting Diego Rivas (136) against Guido Cannetti (136), a women’s flyweight affair matching Andrea Lee (125) with Veronica Macedo (126) and a welterweight confrontation slotting Vicente Luque (170) opposite Chad Laprise (171).
UFC Fight Night 129 Weigh-in Results:
Demian Maia (171) vs. Kamaru Usman (170)
Alexa Grasso (115) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)
Jared Cannonier (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)
Guido Cannetti (136) vs. Diego Rivas (136)
Andrea Lee (125) vs. Veronica Macedo (126)
Vicente Luque (170) vs. Chad Laprise (171)
Zak Cummings (170) vs. Michel Prazeres (170)
Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125)
Poliana Botelho (115) vs. Syuri Kondo (116)
Humberto Bandenay (145) vs. Gabriel Benitez (145)
Enrique Barzola (145) vs. Brandon Davis (146)
Frankie Saenz (136) vs. Enrique Briones (136)
Claudio Puelles (154) vs. Felipe Silva (156)