|Summary:||BJJ, ground game|
|From:||Careiro da Várzea, Amazonas Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Pharr, Texas USA|
|Height:||5' 9" ( 175 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
Using a nice Judo throw, lightweight contender Diego Ferreira takes down Colton Smith and sinks in a rear naked choke to earn a submission victory in the first round. Ferreira takes on Dustin Poirier during the main card at UFC Fight Night Fairfax.Mar 27, 2015 1:38
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles runs down three fights add to the newly-announced UFC card in Fairfax, Virginia.Jan 20, 2015 1:18
Oct 25, 2014
UFC 179 weigh-in at the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium on October 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Oct 24, 2014
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