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Lightweight Division

Diego Ferreira

Lightweight Division

19-5-0 (W-L-D)

5

Victorias por nocaut

7

Gana por Sumisión

4

Primeros acabados redondos

Diego Ferreira

Récord del Atleta

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Learn more about Diego Ferreira's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Ciudad natal
Terra Nova, Brazil
Trenes en
Team Ferreira BJJ- Pharr, TX
Estilo de lucha
MMA
Años
38
Alto
69.00
Peso
154.50
Debut del octágono
Jun. 28, 2014
Alcance
74.00
Alcance de la pierna
40.50
  • Pro since 2011
     
  • Seven wins by submission (4 RNC, kimura, arm triangle, armbar), five by KO
     
  • Four first round finishes
     
  • Has won eight of his last 11
     
  • Holds wins over Carlo Prater and Jorge Patino

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Ferreira stopped Mateusz Rębecki via strikes at 4:59 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Ferreira knocked out Michael Johnson at 1:50 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Ferreira was stopped by Mateusz Gamrot via strikes at 3:26 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Ferreira was stopped by Gregor Gillespie via strikes at 4:51 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Ferreira lost a three round split decision to Beneil Dariush

UFC 246 (1/18/20) Ferreira submitted Anthony Pettis via rear naked choke at 1:46 of the second round

UFC 242 (9/7/19) Ferreira won a three round unanimous decision over Mairbek Taisumov

UFC Fight Night (2/23/19) Ferreira won a three round unanimous decision over Rustam Khabilov

UFC 231 (12/8/18) Ferreira stopped Kyle Nelson via strikes at 1:23 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/18/18) Ferreira stopped Jared Gordon via strikes at 1:58 of the first round

UFC on FOX (1/30/16) Ferreira won a three round unanimous decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier

UFC Fight Night (4/4/15) Ferreira was knocked out by Dustin Poirier at 3:45 of the first round

UFC 179 (10/25/14) Ferreira lost a three round unanimous decision to Beneil Dariush

UFC 177 (8/30/14) Ferreira stopped Ramsey Nijem via strikes at 1:53 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Ferreira submitted Colton Smith via rear naked choke at :38 of the first round

TRAINING: I start with a morning run, then train BJJ & boxing, then take a break and train at noon MMA/ Muay Thai/ Wrestling(varies daily). Also, depending on certain days, I add Crossfit, conditioning and weight training and usually always finish my days with BJJ and another run as the fight gets closer.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 10 as a hobby; I just wanted to learn how to defend myself. My first time on the
mats, I was super excited to learn, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I fell in love with the sport and have been training since.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 3rd degree black belt,
STFC lightweight champion, Legacy FC lightweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me, it’s a dream come true to fight for one of the biggest MMA events in the world. I know everyone wants to be here and trains for this, and just like I trained hard to get here, I will keep training hard and do whatever it takes to stay and make my way to the top.

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite striking technique: Jab, cross, and hook