Most fans and observers are focused on this Saturday’s UFC 185, for understandable reasons, but the promotion is holding another card one week later in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Maia is looking to build on the decision win he scored over Alexander Yakovlev last May, after the jiu-jitsu master dropped consecutive decisions to Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald.
LaFlare, meanwhile, is hoping to continue his climb up the welterweight ranks, as the undefeated fighter has won four straight now since he joined the UFC in 2013.
As the upcoming bout nears, the UFC has posted Maia’s 2012 win over Rick Story, which came via a nasty looking, neck crank in the opening round. You can watch the memorable victory below.