Don'Tale Mayes
Kong

USA

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/1/2021
Late withdrawal from Tuivasa fight
HeavyweightUFC
Out
March 17, 2021
Mayes has withdrawn from his scheduled matchup at UFC Vegas 22 against Tai Tuivasa, John Morgan of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear exactly what caused the late exit, but Mayes was a +175 betting underdog heading into Saturday's matchup. The promotion will now seek a short-notice replacement for Tuivasa.
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Facing Tai Tuivasa in March
HeavyweightUFC
Out
January 20, 2021
Mayes (8-4-0) is slated to face Tai Tuivasa (11-3-0) in a heavyweight fight set for the UFC's March 20 event, Farah Hannoun and Nolan King of USA Today report.
ANALYSIS
Mayes will return to the Octagon after picking up his first UFC win in his last bout Nov. 14, when he defeated Roque Martinez via unanimous decision in Las Vegas. He'll be taking on a veteran of the promotion in Tuivasa, who snapped a three-fight losing streak in his most recent bout in October to improve his UFC record to 4-3-0.
Earns first UFC victory
HeavyweightUFC
Out
November 14, 2020
Mayes defeated Roque Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a clear cut victory for Mayes but it was also a pretty underwhelming performance considering he entered as a -270 favorite. Seemingly twice the size of Martinez, Mayes started quickly and bagged a couple of rounds before Martinez picked up the pace in Round 3. The fact Mayes couldn't finish off the stationary Martinez is a serious issue, but all that matters is that he emerged victorious after being submitted in each of his first two UFC bouts prior to Saturday.
Fight pushed back
HeavyweightUFC
Out
October 14, 2020
Mayes will now take on Roque Martinez in a heavyweight matchup at the UFC Apex on Nov. 14, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Mayes' originally scheduled fight against Philipe Lins (knee) was called off, but Mayes will still get to fight a week later than expected. Mayes is still searching for his first win with the promotion after losing his most recent matchup to Rodrigo Nascimento via submission (rear-naked choke) in May. Martinez lost his first fight under the UFC banner to Alexander Romanov via submission (arm-triangle choke) in September. Mayes has an advantage in height as he attempts to improve his standing with the promotion.
Needs new opponent
HeavyweightUFC
Out
October 14, 2020
Mayes will need a new opponent for his Nov. 7 fight after Philipe Lins (knee) was removed from the card, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Mayes had a fairly favorable matchup against Lins as each fighter had dropped their first two fights with the promotion. However, he'll now search for a new opponent with just over three weeks remaining before the fight.
Looking for first UFC win
HeavyweightUFC
Out
October 1, 2020
Mayes will take on Philipe Lins in a heavyweight bout at the UFC event Nov. 7 in Las Vegas, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This fight will be featuring a pair of fighters hoping to avoid falling to 0-3 with the UFC. Mayes last fought in mid-May when he fell to Rodrigo Nascimento via submission. Prior to that Mayes lost to Ciryl Gane via submission in late October of 2019.