UFC 211 Results: Demian Maia defeats Jorge Masvidal via split-decision

UFC 211 Results: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal

A welterweight bout between top division contenders Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal took place during tonight’s UFC 211…

Round one begins and Maia immediately shoots in and begins working for a takedown. He eventually gets it. Masvidal quickly scrambles and gets back up to his feet. Maia stays on him and continues to pursue a takedown. He gets it. Masvidal tries to scramble and back up but Demian takes his back. He moves to lock in his legs. Maia gives up on that and takes a side of Jorge. Maia transitions back on to the back of Masivdal. He locks in both hooks. Masvidal stands up but Demian is on his back with the hooks in. Masvidal is fighting off multiple submission attempts. After over a minute of doing that Masvidal is able to sweep Maia and wind up on top. He begins raining down punches until the horn sounds to end round one.