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#14 Featherweight Division

Diego Lopes

Featherweight Division

24-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Diego Lopes

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Manaus, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
May. 6, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012

  • 10 wins by KO, 12 by submission (6 armbar, kneebar, 3 RNC, triangle choke, heel hook)

  • 15 first round finishes

  • Has won 12 of his last 15 and five of his last six

  • 5-2 with four KOs and 1 sub since DWCS fight

  • Owns wins over UFC vets Masio Fullen, Marco Beltran, Rony Jason

UFC 300 (4/13/24) Lopes stopped Sodiq Yusuff via strikes at 1:29 of the first round 

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Lopes knocked out Pat Sabatini at 1:30 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Lopes submitted Gavin Tucker via armbar at 1:38 of the first round 

UFC 288 (5/6/23) Lopes lost a three round unanimous decision to Movsar Evloev


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode one (8/31/21) Lopes lost a technical unanimous decision to Joanderson Brito at :10 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started at five years old in BJJ because my dad and my brother were involved in the sport. At 17 I did my first MMA fight in my hometown of Amazonas. Since then, I haven’t stopped, and that’s why I’m here now.

What titles have you held? Featherweight champion for LUX Fight League, XFL, JFL (all in Mexico) and the bantamweight champion for EFN in Brazil. I’m also a jiu-jitsu black belt and have won several national championships.

Do you have any heroes? My dad and my brother

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means something special and big because I have been training so hard all my life for this moment. I have spent eight years away from home and my family doing everything for this opportunity.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to teach at my dad’s gym, it was for love, not a job at all. And I still teach Jiu-Jitsu and MMA in my gym in Mexico 

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke

Favorite Striking technique: All