Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2011
- Had 3-0 amateur record
- Six wins by KO, four by submission (3 RNC, keylock)
- Six first round finishes
- Origin of nickname: “It means beef. My football team started to call me this, like the character of an Italian film.”
UFC Fight Night (9/3/22) Di Chirico was stopped by Roman Kopylov via punches at 1:09 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (8/29/21) Di Chirico was knocked out by Abdul Razak Alhassan at :17 of the first round
UFC on ABC (1/16/21) Di Chirico knocked out Joaquin Buckley at 2:12 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/29/20) Di Chirico lost a three round unanimous decision to Zak Cummings
UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Di Chirico lost a three round unanimous decision to Makhmud Muradov
UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Di Chirico lost a three round unanimous decision to Kevin Holland
TUF 27 Finale (7/6/18) Di Chirico won a three round split decision over Julian Marquez
UFC on FOX (12/16/17) Di Chirico knocked out Oluwale Bamgbose at 2:14 of the second round
UFC on FOX (1/28/17) Di Chirico was submitted by Eric Spicely via triangle choke at 2:14 of the first round
UFC on FOX (8/27/16) Di Chirico won a three round split decision over Garreth McLellan
UFC Fight Night (4/10/16) Di Chirico lost a three round unanimous decision to Bojan Velickovic
When and why did you start training for fighting? At first, I played American football and I tried in the offseason to lose weight with my best friend Giovanni Pinelli, but after the first day, I couldn't stop training.
What ranks and titles have you held? I won the European title WFCA in Prague, and as an amateur, I won the IMMAF world title in 2014 and the Italian amateur title in 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Do you have any heroes? In MMA Georges St-Pierre is the best MMA fighter for me. In science, Leonardo da Vinci one of the most important Italian intellectuals in history.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The possibility to fight with the best fighters in the world and to demonstrate that Italians can be dominant in this sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied sport science in the University of Foro Italico in Rome.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a trainer of an American football team for fitness.
Favorite grappling technique: Defensive inside trip