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Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 214

Tyron Woodley
Tyron Woodley
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The stacked UFC 214 card has gotten yet another title fight.

Tyron Woodley will defend his welterweight title against top contender Demian Maia on July 29 at Anaheim’s Honda Center. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Wednesday report by FS1.

Woodley (17-3-1) is undefeated in his past five fights at 4-0-1. After going to a draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in his first title defense, he defeated Thompson in a rematch at UFC 209 by unanimous decision.

Maia (25-6) has won seven consecutive fights over the past three years. His most recent victory was a split decision over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 211. The 39-year old Brazilian has been with the UFC uninterrupted since 2007 and received a shot at Anderson Silva’s middleweight title in 2010, a bout he lost via decision.

This matchup means UFC 211 now has three title fights, including the UFC light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier’s main event title defense against former champ Jon Jones and Cris Cyborg vs. Tonya Evinger for the vacant women’s featherweight belt.

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