Report: Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields expected to headline UFC card in Brazil

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UFC welterweights Demian Maia and Jake Shields are targeted to meet at UFC Fight Night 29 on Oct. 9, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Maia and Shileds will headline the card, which is set to take place at Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, São Paulo, according to a report from combate.com.

Shields (28-6-1, 1 N.C.) last competed at UFC 161 against Tyron Woodley, earning a split decision for his efforts. The fight was considered lackluster by many, but notched Shields’ first win since being suspended for failing his UFC 150 post-fight drug test in 2012.

Maia (18-4) has been on a tear since dropping down to 170 pounds from the middleweight division, going 3-0 in the process. In his most recent outing, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist dominated Jon Fitch at UFC 156 for the unanimous-decision win.

UFC Fight Night 29 is also reported to feature fights between Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim, Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens, and Thiago Silva and Matt Hamill.

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