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Demian Maia May Get Middleweight Title Shot In August

According to, UFC middleweight contender Demian Maia is expected to be offered the next middleweight title shot against the winner of the Anderson Silva/Thales Leites title bout, which takes place at UFC 97 on April 18th. Maia’s camp is expecting the title bout to take place in late August, possibly at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon.

Since his UFC debut in October 2007, Maia has been on a tear in the UFC’s middleweight division as he has gone 5-0 with wins over Ryan Jensen, Ed Herman, Jason Macdonald, Nate Quarry and his most recent win came over Chael Sonnen at UFC 95.

UFC 102 is also rumored to feature a much anticipated heavyweight bout between MMA legends Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.