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Jorge Masvidal Will Get His BJJ Tested at UFC 211

Jorge Masvidal Will Get His BJJ Tested at UFC 211

As we saw at UFC on FOX 23, Jorge Masvidal’s striking is elite enough for him to take out Donald Cerrone almost easily.

Well, homeboy is going to get his jiu-jitsu skills tested for sure at UFC 211, because his opponent will be none other than Demian Maia. That’s right, Maia – the most dangerous jiu-jitsu master in the UFC.

Here’s MMAJunkie:

MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Demian Maia (24-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) and Jorge Masvidal (32-11 MMA, 9-4 UFC) have agreed to meet at the event, which takes place May 13 at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Maia, who challenged unsuccessfully for the middleweight belt in 2010, has found a new life at welterweight, where the 39-year-old Brazilian grappler had won his past six fights. Three of his past four victories – over notables Neil Magny, Matt Brown and Carlos Condit – have come via submission. After the Condit victory, which earned him his seventh career UFC fight-night bonus, Maia was seemingly promised a title shot. Instead, champ Tyron Woodley rematches Stephen Thompson in Saturday’s UFC 209 headliner).

Instead, he fights Masvidal, a 32-year-old American Top Team fighter who recently experienced a tough 1-3 stretch that included three split-decision losses. However, the former Strikeforce and Bellator fighter has since earned three consecutive victories while knocking out Jake Ellenberger and former title challenger Donald Cerrone (in a “Performance of the Night” effort) in his most recent appearances.

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