by Carlos Eduardo Ozório
Demian now working his physical conditioning with Rafael Alejarra.
Demian Maia is wrapping up training in Bahia to head to the USA, where he will face Kendal Gove next Monday, December 4, for the final of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show season twelve.
As reporter by physical conditioning coach Rafael Alejarra, Demian is training with coaches Luiz Dórea and Wagner Motta, as well as a number of top-notch sparring partners, like UFC heavyweight title challenger Junior “Cigano” and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu world champion Antonio Peinado.
“Demian’s been in Bahia working on his striking, but he hasn’t left out Jiu-Jitsu, as he’s working with guys like Antonio Peinado, who has a similar reach to Grove’s. I just adapted his training to that,” says Alejarra, who guarantees the fighter will be in tip-top shape come TUF 12.
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