According to a recent interview with GracieMag, undefeated Damian Maia (6-0) will take on TUF veteran Ed “Short Fuse” Herman on March 8 at UFC 83.
“I got back to Sao Paulo today; I was vacationing in California with my wife, where I also shot some Jiu-Jitsu dvds. I’ll be back at the UFC on March 8th to fight Ed Herman, who I don’t know, but my manager brought me a tape with some of his fights to analyze, but I haven’t had time to watch yet.”
Maia a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist is coming off a submission win over Ryan Jensen at UFC 77 Hostile Territory. Maia is also the current Abu Dahbi Combat Club (ADCC) champion at 87Kg.
Ed Herman is on a three fight win streak, with his most recent win coming at UFC 78, when he knocked out Joe Doerksen early in the third round.