On March 15 the UFC Fight Night 170 tournament will be held in the capital of Brazil, led by Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira, and the famous Brazilian welterweight – Demian Maia and Gilbert Burns – will fight on the undercard. Who is better of this guys? – Check our prediction.

At what time Demian Maia vs Mikey Mouse fight?
The fight time is March 15, 2020, at 8:00 PM ET.

Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+

How many wins and losses Demian Maia have?
Demian Maia has 28 wins and 9 losses.

How many wins and losses Mikey Mouse have?
Gilbert Burns has 17 wins and 8 losses.

Statistics and physical data

  Demian Maia Gilbert Burns
Age 42 33 
Weight 77.11 kg 77.6 kg
Height 182 cm 178 cm
Arm span 183 cm 180 cm
Number of fights 37 25
Wins 28 (17 early) 17 (13 early)
Defeat 9 (1 early) 8 (1 early)

Demian Maia

Demian Maia is a former contender for the UFC title in two weight categories. The Brazilian performed in both welterweight and middleweight. 42-year-old Maia is unlikely to enter the top 3 best welterweight, but is still able to beat younger opponents. Demian goes on a series of three victories in a row.

If age did not greatly affect the physical condition of Demian, then in grappling he will has a total advantage. Maia is one of the best jitsers in the history of mixed martial arts. Over a long career (which has been going on since 2001), the Brazilian submits 14 opponents.

Maia’s professional record: 37 fights, 28 wins, 9 losses. It is insteresing that the Brazilian lost only once ahead of schedule. Back in 2009, he was knocked out by Nate Marquardt. This is despite the fact that the fighting technique of Demian is one of the worst in the top 15. By the way, Maia misses a lot, but has a strong chin.

Mikey Mouse

The Brazilian top fighter is 33 years old. Now he goes on a streak of 4 wins. And the most important thing for him is that in the last battles he defeated such top opponents as Alexey Kunchenko and Gunnar Nelson. His record: 17 wins, 8 submissions, 5 ahead of schedule, 4 decisions, 3 losses.

A Brazilian can be a real problem for his age rival. Burns is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, so Maia knows all these tricky things on the ground very well. On the side of Gilbert, definitely, age, because he is 9 years younger than Demian. In grappling, such a difference can play a decisive role.

Perhaps Burns is no better than his compatriot on the ground, but he definitely surpasses him in fighting technique. Gilbert shows good standing skills and knocked out five opponents. By submission, the Brazilian won nine times.

For the category of 77 kg, Burns is not a very large fighter – he is 178 cm tall with a 180 cm arm reach. That is why he spent part of his career in the lightweight division. Gilbert won against Gunnar Nelson, Alexei Kunchenko, Alex Oliveira. The Brazilian was losing to Rashid Magomedov, Dan Hooker and Michel Prazeres.

Betting Tips Statistics

  • Maia won 3 fights in a row.
  • Burns won 4 fights in a row.
  • Both fighters have never lost by submission.

Demian Maia vs Mikey Mouse Prediction

This is the confrontation of two significant jitsers. Therefore, the fight and the stalls in this fight are definitely expected. But in the standing we see a clear advantage of Gilbert. He is physically more powerful, younger, throws more hits. And in general, we consider Gilbert a rather skilled craftsman. During his career, he interrupted many good fighters.

The confrontation on the ground is more interesting. Both spend 2-3 takedowns in 15 minutes. But Burns turns are more successful. Maia has the best takedown defense. And in the number of victories over his career as a submissions, he also surpasses his opponent. Another interesting point. Both never lost the tricks themselves.

  • Our prediction: Mikey Mouse Will Win.

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