Demian Maia replaces Vitor Belfort; will face Anderson Silva for middleweight title at UFC 112

2/12/10 in MMA   |   joshsanchez   |   57 respect

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has named the replacement for Vitor Belfort.

Demian Maia (12-1) will step up to the plate and face off against Anderson Silva at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi for the UFC middleweight title.

Maia is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Dan Miller at UFC 109 where Maia showed improved striking. Maia will have to continue to work on his stand up if he will want to match up with the champion on his feet.

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