Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Demian Maia will take on Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 263 card.

In this post, we will break down Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 43-year-old, Demian Maia is coming in with a 28-10-0 record. Maia will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira in March.

Muhammad, meanwhile, is coming off a No contest no contest against Leon Edwards on March 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad and holds a 18-3-0 (1 NC) record.

Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
43
Age
32
6′ 1″
Height
5′ 11″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
72″
Reach
72″
28-10-0
Record
18-3-0 (1 NC)
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Demian Maia has an southpaw fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 32-year-old, Belal Muhammad is an orthodox fighter with a 72″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Demian Maia:
→ Maia’s striking accuracy is 43%.
→ Maia lands 1.82 significant strikes per minute.
→ Maia’s takedown accuracy is 26%.
→ Maia’s takedown average is 2.55 per 15 minutes.
→ Maia’s takedown defense is 61%.

Maia comes in with 43% striking accuracy, typically landing about 1.82 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Muhammad fires at 43% accuracy, landing about 4.75 significant strikes per minute. Demian Maia also has a 26% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.55 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Muhammad’s 1.97 takedowns and 85% takedown accuracy.

Belal Muhammad:
→ Muhammad’s striking accuracy is 43%.
→ Muhammad lands 4.75 significant strikes per minute.
→ Muhammad’s takedown accuracy is 28%.
→ Muhammad’s takedown average is 1.97 per 15 minutes.
→ Muhammad’s takedown defense is 85%.

Belal spent on average 12:55 minutes in the Octagon and Demian has an average fight time of 12:20 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 263 is live in , who do you think will win, Demian or Belal? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2
Date
June 12, 2021
Location
Glendale, Arizona, USA
Matchup
Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad

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