Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim and Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7th

Brazilian submission machine, Demian Maia will make his welterweight debut when he faces Japanese Judoka, Dong Hyun Kim and hard hitting middleweights, Constantinos Philippou and Riki Fukuda will meet at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7th, 2012. The fights were announced earlier today by the Las Vegas based promotion.

Maia has won three of his last five fights, most recently losing a close decision to late replacement Chris Weidman at UFC on FOX 2. Kim is 6-1-1, losing his only fight to Carlos Condit at UFC 132 last summer.

Philippou picked up an his third staright and an impressive unanimous decision win over “Ultimate Fighter” season eleven winner, Court McGee on the UFC on FX 2 card in Sydney, Australia. Fukuda bounced back from his first defeat since 2008 to Nick Ring in his octagon debut, with an impressive unanimous decision win over former WEC champion, Steve Cantwell at UFC 144 in Japan.

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