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Demian Maia describes Ben Askren as a great grappler, fight will be interesting

Demian Maia describes Ben Askren as a great grappler, fight will be interesting
Maia (left) be taking on Askren at UFC Fight Night 162s main event in Singapore, on October 26. - Instagram pic/@benaskren
KUALA LUMPUR: UFC Fight Night 62 is scheduled to take place this October 26 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

The main highlight would be the welterweight bout between two formidable grapplers, Demian Maia and Ben Askren.

Though some might say that ground games can be boring in mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts, but Maia has a different opinion as he finds the match up interesting.

“Yeah, for sure it’s going to be an interesting fight, but he’s (Askren) that I should be aware of because he’s a great grappler. But, I’m going to do my best to finish him,” he told Astro AWANI when contacted recently.
Commenting further about the upcoming fight, the Brazilian said ground games are not for everyone, but for the fans who love them, they would love it.

READ: Ben Askren says fight with Demian Maia will go his way
“For the fans who like it, it’s interesting. When you go into a fight, you’re not planning to make it exciting - you just give your best.

“Sometimes when I fight a striker, I would end up standing up. But with Askren, you want to grapple, you have to,” said the 41-year-old veteran.

Maia is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu 4th degree black belt with a 27-9 professional record in MMA and has won multiple championships in BJJ and submission grappling.

He will be taking on Askren at UFC Fight Night 162’s main event in Singapore, on October 26.

The event also marks the second of three events in a multi-year partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Sports Hub.




Tag: UFC, UFC Fight Night 162, UFC Singapore, Demian Maia, Ben Askren, grappler, ground game, mixed martial arts, MMA, brazilian jiu-jitsu, Ultimate Fighting Championship, welterweight bout



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