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Demian Maia’s Welterweight Debut set for UFC 148 Against Dong Hyun Kim

Demian MaiaGrappling wizard Demian Maia is set to make his welterweight debut at UFC 148. Maia’s opponent will be Korean judoka Dong Hyun Kim. The UFC announced the fight earlier today.

A former number one contender at middleweight, Maia is dropping to welterweight after going 1-2 in his last three fights. Maia is hoping to finally enjoy a weight advantage at welterweight after enjoying a disadvantage for most of his career at middleweight.

Kim picked up a win against Sean Pierson after a devastating KO at the hands of UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. The loss (officially) was the first of his career.

UFC 148 takes place July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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