The 42 year-old veteran Maia is currently on a three-fight winning streak, with his latest victory coming with his 14th submission in his last fight in October 2019 by finishing Ben Askren in the third round.
Although both fighters are Brazilian, the majority of the crowd will be backing Maia, who is hugely popular as a UFC legend in his homeland.
Both of these fighters are Brazilian jiu-jitsu experts and they could well cancel each other out on that front. This could very well come down to a decision and with Burns being the more technical and powerful striker, he could hold the upper hand.
Demian Maia vs Gilbert Burns UFC Betting Lines & Tips
Demian Maia certainly isn’t an easy fighter to put away though and the only time he has been finished in a bout in his career which was way back in 2009.
So, in terms of UFC Fight Night 170 tips for this fight we’ll side with the younger man as the pick to win on the Moneyline UFC betting lines.