In the main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 29 live on FOX Sports 1 from Sau Paulo, Brazil, top ten welterweight contenders Jake Shields and Demian Maia looked to earn the win and throw their name in the mix for the championship discussion at 170 pounds.
Like many expected, the fight lasted all five rounds in a very even fight, but Shields was able to come away with the split-decision win on Maia’s home turf.
It was the first loss since Maia has made the drop to welterweight, while Shields continues his winning ways and finds himself a win or two away from another shot at UFC gold.
If you missed how all of the action went down live on Wednesday night, be sure to check out the full fight video highlights below, via FOX Sports:
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