Demian Maia has only taken 13 significant strikes in his past four appearances in the Octagon.
That's kind of amazing. Let's break it down.
Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit - UFC Fight Night Vancouver - 08/27/16
Maia's most recent win came this past weekend when he defeated Carlos Condit via rear-naked choke in the first round. Due to the speed of the submission, Maia only absorbed one significant strike.
Total Significant Strikes Absorbed: 1
Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown - UFC 198 - 05/14/16
Maia fought Matt Brown in Curitiba, Brazil for one of the biggest UFC cards in Brazil's history. He was able to secure a third round submission (also a rear-naked choke), but ate 10 significant strikes during the bout, which was the most offense he absorbed from any of the four fights.
Total Significant Strikes Absorbed: 10
Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson - UFC 194 - 12/12/15
When Maia faced Gunnar Nelson, I thought he'd be knocked out. No one was more shocked than me when the fight went to decision and Nelson had only landed two significant strikes.
Total Significant Strikes Absorbed: 2
Demian Maia vs. Neil Magny - UFC 190 - 08/01/15
Maia faced Magny almost a year ago where he secured a second round submission, another rear-naked choke (shocking). It was a sad day for Magny, as he was unable to land a single, significant strike the entire fight.
Total Significant Strikes Absorbed: 0
In short, Maia is a beast, and if you happen to be a UFC welterweight facing him in the Octagon, it might be in your best interest to NEVER let him take your back!