Diego
Brandao
22-10-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 7 fights.
Record: 22-10-0
Summary: BJJ, KO power

Fighter Info

Nickname: DB
From: Fortaleza, Ceara Brazil
Fights Out Of: Manaus Brazil
Age: 27
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
337
45% Successful
151
Types of Successful Strikes
0
151
70% Standing
23%
105
12
34
Striking Defense
61
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
19
68% Successful
13
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
11
0
Takedown Defense
82
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Conor McGregor Jul 19, 2014
18 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Diego Brandao 9 0 1 0
Loss
Dustin Poirier Dec 28, 2013
44 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Diego Brandao 16 1 0 0
Win
Diego Brandao Aug 17, 2013
42 8 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Daniel Pineda 61 0 0 1
Win
Diego Brandao Apr 6, 2013
9 0 1 1 R1 Submission
Pablo Garza 4 1 0 0
Win
Diego Brandao Oct 13, 2012
33 3 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joey Gambino 39 0 1 0
Loss
Diego Brandao May 26, 2012
23 0 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Darren Elkins 36 1 1 4
Diego Brandao Dec 3, 2011
19 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Dennis Bermudez 25 1 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I've been training hard for this fight – everything, not just JIU-JITSU. I'm training a lot everything and I really want to show to everyone that I’m back stronger THAN EVER! 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training BJJ at the age of 14 after my dad died. I loved to watch the early UFC and Pride fights and always looked up to Wanderlei Silva. When I was 16, I started fighting professionally as a way to earn a living and support my family.

What ranks and titles have you held?
TUF 14 featherweight winner. I have a black belt in BJJ, I won the No GI NAGA 2x.

Do you have any heroes? My hero is Wanderlei Silva, because he always puts on a good show. I also look up to Mike Tyson because our lives growing up were similar. If he can make it, I can make it.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This means everything. Over three years ago, I left my family and Brazil to train at Jackson / Winkeljohn MMA and to get to my dream of the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, fighting is my life

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to mix and pour concrete. There were no machines in Brazil to do this.

Favorite grappling technique: Sweeps

Favorite striking technique: Overhand
•    Team Bisping member on TUF 14

•    Nine wins by KO, five by submission

•    Has fought UFC vets Ronys Torres and Matt Veach

•    Knocked out UFC vet Brian Foster in 2008 bout

•    Has won eight of his last 11

Career

Key Opponents

Dennis Bermudez
Dennis Bermudez
14-3-0
( W-L-D )

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