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Diego Ferreira

#12 Lightweight Division • 17-3-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 3
    Wins by Knockout
  • 7
    Wins by Submission
  • 7
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 37% 37%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
304
Sig. Strikes Attempted
819
Grappling accuracy 23% 23%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
13
4.70
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.03
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.70
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.16
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
60
%
Sig. Str. Defense
68
%
Takedown Defense
0.46
Knockdown Ratio
08:05
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
212 (70%)
Clinch
30 (10%)
Ground
62 (20%)

Sig. Str. by target

69% 211 Head 21% 63 Body 10% 30 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
3 (18%)
DEC
7 (41%)
SUB
7 (41%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Careiro da Várzea, Brazil
Trains at
Fortis MMA
Fighting style
MMA
Age
36
Height
69.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 28, 2014
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
40.50
Q & A

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 3rddegree 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

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 Diego Ferreira of Brazil waits backstage during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)
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