Shields and Maia was exactly what you expected from Shields and Maia – really great grappling, somewhat weak standup, and a possible controversial finish. That’s what we got. You know what? Damn it, I liked it. It was a fun back and forth fight that saw Shields narrowly defeating Demian Maia by split-decision.
The real action was brought to us by Dong Hyun Kim and Erick Silva, who saved this night of truly horrendous fights with another back and forth scramble and looping punches-fest that ended with a gassed and beaten up Kim landing this: