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Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin in the works for UFC Minneapolis

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Another key welterweight scrap is heading to Minnesota.

On Thursday afternoon, MMAFighting confirmed an initial report from Combate of UFC officials targeting a fight between Demian Maia and Anthony Rocco Martin for UFC Minneapolis in June.

Maia (26-9), a former UFC middleweight and welterweight title challenger, will look to continue his winning ways after submitting former Bellator champion Lyman Good at UFC Fortaleza in June. This victory not only got Maia back into the ‘W’ column, but marked his 13th professional submission win.

Prior to that fight against Good, fans saw Maia come up short to former champion Tyron Woodley, interim champion Colby Covington and current champion Kamaru Usman

Martin (16-4), on the other hand, has been perfect since making the jump from lightweight to welterweight. In his most recent contest, fans saw Martin extend his win streak to four straight with a decision over Sergio Moraes. Prior to this, he came out on top against Keita Nakamura, while also earning a pair third-round finishes over Ryan LaFlare and Jake Matthews.

UFC Minneapolis will go down inside the Target Center on June 29 in Minneapolis. With this latest addition, here is how the entire card stands:

Tyron Woodley vs. Robbie Lawler

Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez

Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin

Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes

Roman Dolidze vs. Vinicius Moreira

Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini

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