Brazilian Yin Yang, Dos Santos and Maia
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.
Demian Maia and Junior Dos Santos, 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, Demian Maia needed only half of a round to submit Chael Sonnen.
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 UFC 131, they are both set for a main card tournament. Thus, their connection continues.
Demian Maia will stand against heavy-handed wrestler, Mark Munoz, this weekend. And if Mark Munoz does the usual gameplay, he’ll expect to engage in a stand up battle. At the same time, Junior Dos Santos will face Shane Carwin for the no. 1 contender spot against the UFC heavyweight champion — Cain Velasquez. The training partners will be in deep water on Saturday, and it’s only in UFC 131 that fans will know who will survive.View Article Source »