Dhiego
Lima
9-2-0W-L-D

Fighter Info

From: Brazil
Fights Out Of: Sugar Hill, Georgia USA
Age: 25
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Biography

TRAINING: Working in all aspects of MMA daily
 
Thoughts on opponent, Pawel Pawlak? He's got a great record and is a well-rounded fighter, so it's really going to be a fun fight. He comes from a good camp so I know he'll be ready.

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? Nine years ago, I decided to follow in my brother’s footsteps.

 

What ranks and titles have you held? 2013 #2 welterweight prospect in the world, amateur WW Southeast champion, TUF 19 middleweight finalist. Purple belt in BJJ

 

Do you have any heroes? My parents

 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. I’ve been working to get here my whole career.

 

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

 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a lumber and kitchen associate at Home Depot

 

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

 

Favorite Striking technique: Left high kick

-Team Edgar on TUF 19

 

-Pro since 2010

 

-Five wins by submission (rear naked, kimura, 2 triangle, armbar), three by KO

 

-Loss to Gordon snapped four fight winning streak

 

-Making UFC welterweight debut

 

-Four first round finishes

 

-Brother Douglas is an MMA pro with a 26-5 record