Demian Maia is the ONLY MAN who’s fought both Kamaru Usman AND Jorge Masvidal … and he’s got a gut feeling about who’s gonna win at UFC 251.
Remember Maia BEAT Jorge Masvidal back in May 2017 — in a 3 round split decision.
But, he took an “L” to Usman when they clashed a year later in 2018 in a 5 round unanimous decision.
So, with both of Demian’s former opponents set to do battle tonight on Fight Island, we had to ask … WHO YA GOT?!
Short answer … Kamaru Usman — and here’s why.
“Fights is all about styles and matchups. It doesn’t mean that if I had a difficult time with Kamaru and I won against Jorge, doesn’t mean that the same will reflect on the fight,” Maia says.
“I think there’s some things that makes this fight more Kamaru favorite for this fight. I think he’s more well-rounded, he’s a very good wrestler and he’s also you know he had that full camp.”
“Masvidal, ya know, he didn’t have this camp, he just got this fight so that’s why I think Kamaru is the favorite, but MMA is a crazy sport.”
There’s more … Maia also told us how Jorge can upset the reigning welterweight champ in the UFC 251 main event.