Diego
Ferreira
11-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 11-1-0
Summary: BJJ, ground game

Fighter Info

From: Careiro da Várzea, Amazonas Brazil
Fights Out Of: Pharr, Texas USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
165
32% Successful
53
Types of Successful Strikes
0
53
60% Standing
19%
21%
32
10
11
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
2
50% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
1
1
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

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.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite striking technique:
Jab, cross, and hook

• Pro since 2011

• Six wins by submission (3 RNC, kimura, arm triangle, armbar)

• Three first round finishes

• Holds wins over Carlo Prater and Jorge Patino

Career

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