World-champion level jiu jitsu practitioner Demian Maia is likely returning to action inside the octagon against hard-hitting Nate “The Rock” Quarry at UFC 91, according to Tatame.com. The event will take place on November 15 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. 91 has been predicted to be the biggest event yet, featuring a bout between heavyweight champion Randy Couture and new WWE-import sensation Brock Lesnar.
Maia has won all of his three fights in the UFC at middleweight but faces a tough challenge in Quarry who is riding a solid two-fight win streak after returning to fight after a terrible spinal injury 2 1/2 years ago. This is a classic grappler-vs-striker match-up, but both men have shown skill outside of their specialties and we’re surely in for a treat if these two indeed face off.