UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields

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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 9, 2013
VenueGinásio José Corrêa
CityBarueri, Brazil
Event chronology
UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields UFC 166 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields (also known as UFC Fight Night 29) was a mixed martial arts event held on October 9, 2013, at the Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil.[2][3] The event was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.


The event was headlined by a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields,[4] with the main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

Rony Jason was expected to face Jeremy Stephens at this event. However, Jason and Stephens both pulled out due to injuries[5][6] and the bout was rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 32.[7]

Rodrigo Damm was expected to face Hacran Dias at the event. However, the bout was scrapped just days prior to the event after Damm was sidelined due to a kidney stone attack.[8]

Thiago Silva came in 2 lb over the 206 lb weight limit and therefore Matt Hamill received 25% of Silva's purse. Their bout took place at a catchweight of 208 lb.[9] Dana White stated Silva would be ineligible for any finishing bonuses, no matter the outcome of the fight, due to his missing weight.

Even though he was the only fighter to win by submission on the card, Rousimar Palhares was denied the Submission of the Night bonus after holding the submission after Mike Pierce had tapped, requiring the referee to physically release him. The following day, Dana White announced that Palhares would be released from his contract and banned from working at UFC ever again.[10] He had done the same at UFC 111,[11] earning a 90-day suspension, and was also suspended for nine months after testing positive for elevated testosterone following his loss to Hector Lombard at UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson.[12]


Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Jake Shields def. Demian Maia Decision (split) (48–47, 47–48, 48–47) 5 5:00
Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva KO (punch) 2 3:01
Catchweight (208 lb) Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Fabio Maldonado def. Joey Beltran Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce Submission (ankle lock) 1 0:31
Bantamweight Raphael Assunção def. T.J. Dillashaw Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Igor Araújo def. Ildemar Alcantara Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos TKO (punches) 2 4:31
Lightweight Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley TKO (punches) 1 3:54

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of The Night: Raphael Assunção vs. T.J. Dillashaw
  • Knockout of The Night: Dong Hyun Kim
  • Submission of the Night: None awarded

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UFC Fight Night 29 draws reported sold-out attendance of 6,621". MMA Junkie. October 9, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Ivan Raupp (2013-08-05). "Anúncio de Barueri-SP como sede do UFC do dia 9 de outubro fica próximo". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
  3. ^ "Maia vs. Shields Headlines October Fight Night". ufc.com. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  4. ^ Guilherme Cruz (August 12, 2013). "Jake Shields, Demian Maia have agreed to fight at UFC Fight Night 29". mmafighting.com.
  5. ^ Staff. "Rony Jason pulled from UFC Fight Night 29 card against Jeremy Stephens". MMAjunkie.com.
  6. ^ Staff (2013-09-16). "Stephens injured, pulled from UFC Fight Night 29; Palhares vs. Pierce promoted". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  7. ^ Staff (2013-09-25). "Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 32 in November". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  8. ^ Staff (2013-10-05). "Rodrigo Damm-Hacran Dias fight removed from UFC Fight Night 29". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  9. ^ Steve Borchardt (2013-10-08). "Thiago Silva misses mark at UFC Fight Night 29 weigh ins, forfeits 25 percent of show purse to Matt Hamill". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  10. ^ "Rousimar Palhares is banned". Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  11. ^ "UFC 111 suspensions: Palhares receives disciplinary action, Riddle out indefinitely". MMAJunkie.com. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  12. ^ "Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran suspended following positive drug test at UFC on FX 6". themmareport.com. January 10, 2013.
  13. ^ Matt Erickson. "UFC Fight Night 29 bonuses: Palhares snubbed for sub award". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013.