Later today, top ranked welterweights Demian Maia and Jake Shields will square off in the main event at UFC Fight Night 29.
According to the UK’s Telegraph, this fight could land Maia a title shot against the winner of Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, if Maia wins of course
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Maia agrees, despite the fact that he’s currently the #4 contender in the division.
“These rankings don’t mean much,” Maia told MMAFighting.com. “But I believe I’ll be able [to earn a title shot with a win]. I don’t see another fighter to fight.”
We’ll see if Maia can get past Shields at all though later tonight. UFC Fight Night 29 will take air live on FOX Sports 1.