View Full Version : Maia v Jacare MMA

Harry Evans
02-09-2011, 10:54 AM
What do you guys think would happen at this point if Maia and Jacare fought under UFC rules? The BJJ match was razor close, with Maia having a tiny edge, but that was long ago, in a gi, under IBJJF rules. I feel like they both adapt their game to no-gi about as perfectly as you can, and it would be exciting as hell.

I personally like Maia's game better, and enjoy watching him more, but I think Jacare wins a UD for 2 reasons. First, in MMA, if you pull guard and don't sub the guy, judges will give the guy on top the round. Second, Maia's striking has started to look a little better than before, but Jacare's has recently started to actually look good on his feet, so he could always use his ridiculous base to keep it on the feet.


Justin H
02-09-2011, 11:41 AM
i think jacare, i love maia, he is one of my favorite fighters, but i just think jacare has improved his striking alot more than maia, and there ground game is close. but maia has improved his takedowns alot though, would be a great fight though

Joe Friday
02-09-2011, 12:09 PM
i say souza... he seems a little more agggressive

02-09-2011, 08:45 PM
jacare via savagery

Eric Martinez
02-09-2011, 11:49 PM
Jacare via win.

02-10-2011, 04:25 AM
jacare all day. his fight against tim kennedy showed that he doesnt even have to go to the ground. that fight was 5 rounds of jacare out striking tim kennedy. it was pretty impressive.