I thoroughly enjoyed this fight. I hated that the fans in attendance booed throughout, but unfortunately, that's to be expected.
I figured Maia had a real shot at winning this fight because I just didn't see one area- except maybe conditioning- where Fitch had a distinct edge. I also thought going in, that Maia's size and strength at this weight class was very underrated. I mean he ragdolled Stun Gun and Story, two powerful WWs with Judo and wrestling bases, respectively. However, I stayed away from this one.
I have to hand it to both guys though. Like Rogan said, Fitch's sub defense is truly world class. He proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt. And Maia, well he's just flat out scary at WW. I don't forsee too many guys lining up to fight him after last night.
I also got a kick out of Fitch- late in the fight (3rd I believe?)- trying to sell to the ref that Maia was stalling and not doing anything, only to get called out on it by Joe saying how hypocritical that was of him. Haha too good.