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Brazilian Yin Yang, Dos Santos and Maia

Written on June 09, 2011 by Lulu

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As they team up, Junior dos Santos and Demian Maia form the Brazilian Yin Yang, training together to fill each others holes in their game play.

and , the last time they fought on a card together was at UFC 95. That night, Dos Santos annihilated his opponent, Stefan Struve, in a 54-second match by way of knock out. Meanwhile, needed only half of a round to submit .

As is often in the Brazilian fight scene, it was Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira who brought the two together – several months later – when Demian Maia was looking for a training partner to improve his fighting skills. On the other hand, Junior Dos Santos needed more experience on the ground despite being skillful on both feet. Heading to , they are both set for a main card tournament. Thus, their connection continues.

Demian Maia will stand against heavy-handed wrestler, , this weekend. And if does the usual gameplay, he’ll expect to engage in a stand up battle. At the same time, Junior Dos Santos will face for the no. 1 contender spot against the UFC heavyweight champion — . The training partners will be in deep water on Saturday, and it’s only in UFC 131 that fans will know who will survive.

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