Before he fights Demian Maia in the main event at UFC Fight Night 29, Jake Shields took a tour of the country that fathered the gentle art.
Shields, a black-belt under Cesar Gracie, is known for his outstanding grappling in the octagon. He’ll need to put that to good use when he squares off against Maia, another outstanding black-belt. Check out the video above and the full fight card below.
UFC Fight Night 29
Oct. 9, 2013
Jose Correa Gymnasium
Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
Demian Maia (18-4) vs. Jake Shields (28-6-1, 1 NC)
Erick Silva (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (17-2-1, 1 NC)
Thiago Silva (15-3, 2 NC) vs. Matt Hamill (10-4)
Fabio Maldonado (19-6) vs. Joey Beltran (14-8, 1 NC)
Rousimar Palhares (14-5) vs. Mike Pierce (17-5)
Raphael Assunção (20-4) vs. TJ Dillashaw (8-1)
Ildemar Alcantara (19-5) vs. Igor Araujo (23-6)
Yan Cabral (10-0) vs. David Mitchell (12-3)
Iliarde Santos (27-8-1, 1 NC) vs. Chris Cariaso (14-5)
Alan Patrick (10-0) vs. Garett Whiteley (5-0)