Colby Covington will fight in enemy territory the next time he enters the Octagon.
Maia (25-7) recently had his seven-fight winning streak snapped in a title fight against Tyron Woodley, losing via unanimous decision in July. Prior to that bout, Maia finished the likes of Carlos Condit, Matt Brown and Neil Magny.
Covington (12-1) has won four in a row, his longest winning streak since signing with the UFC 2014. After going 3-0 in 2016, Covington defeated Dong Hyun Kim via decision in June.
UFC Fight Night 119 takes place at the Ibirapuera gymnasium and features Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida in the main event.