Demian Maia did what he wanted, when he wanted and dominated this entire fight. He got you down, have you a schooling on ground control and striking your way to victory. Yakovlev could not do much other than leg kicks and that is why Demian Maia def. Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Demian Maia (18-6) He has three knockouts, nine submissions and six decision victories in his MMA career, while he has been knocked out once, never submitted and lost by decision five times. Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a six fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Ryan Jensen which he won via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC 77 – Hostile Territory on Oct / 20 / 2007.
He won his next four fights, but lost to Nate Marquardt via knockout at UFC 102 – Couture vs. Nogueira on Aug / 29 / 2009
However in his last five fights, he is 3-2.
He beat Dong Hyun Kim via TKO at UFC 148 – Silva vs. Sonnen 2 on Jul / 07 / 2012, Rick Story via Neck Crank at UFC 153 – Silva vs. Bonnar on Oct / 13 / 2012, and then Jon Fitch via unanimous decision at UFC 156 – Aldo vs. Edgar on Feb / 02 / 2013. But in his last two fights he has lost. He lost to Jake Shields via split decision at UFC Fight Night – Maia vs. Shields on Oct / 09 / 2013 and then Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.
Alexander Yakovlev (21-4) He has eight knockouts, eight submissions and five decision victories, while he has never been knocked out, he has three submission losses and once by decision in his MMA career.
This fight will be his UFC debut. In his last five fights, he is 2-1-1. In his most notable fight which was his last fight, was a win over ex UFC and Strikeforce fighter Paul Daley via unanimous decision in November.
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