Diego Brandão

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Born(1987-05-27) May 27, 1987 (age 30)
Fortaleza, Brazil
Other namesDB, Ceara
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Reach69.0 in (175 cm)
StyleBJJ, GJJ, Gaidojutsu,
Fighting out ofSan Antonio, Texas
TeamJackson's Mixed Martial Arts
RankSecond Degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2005-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout12
By submission6
By decision4
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Diego Pereira Brandão (given birth to Might 27, 1987) is a Brazilian blended martial musician who competed lately in the Featherweight department of the best Fighting Championship. Fighting with each other skillfully since 2005, he was the champion of Spike TV’s THE BEST Fighter: Group Bisping vs. Group Miller.

Mixed martial arts career

Turning Pro

Brandão made his MMA debut against Michel Bastos which he won via distribution. He proceeded to go 3-1 before fighting against UFC veteran Ronys Torres. He dropped the combat by TKO because of punches. He got his biggest earn to time against longtime UFC veteran Brian Foster where he earned by high light reel KO in the initial round. From then on win he proceeded to go 6-4 with 3 wins by KO, 2 by distribution, and 1 by decision before putting your signature on using the UFC.Brandão afterwards became a permanent person in Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is currently managed simply by New Idea Sports activities & Marketing.

The Ultimate Fighter

In 2011, Brandão had agreed upon using the UFC to compete on THE BEST Fighter: Group Bisping vs. Group Miller. In the initial event, Brandão fought Jesse Newell to get entry in to the Best Fighter home. Brandão quickly defeated Newell via initial circular knockout. He was the main featherweight choose for Group Bisping.Brandão became a loose cannon with confrontations with Marcus Brimage and Steven Siler. In the 5th episode it had been announced that he'd battle Siler on show six. With this battle Diego charged from the gate having a soaring leg and knocked Siler unconscious 30 mere seconds into the 1st round having a remaining connect. With this earn he advanced towards the semi finals to battle previous WEC fighter, Bryan Caraway. Brandão defeated Caraway via KO because of a soaring knee and follow-up punches past due in the 1st round. Using the make an impression on Caraway, Brandão shifted towards the finale against Dennis Bermudez.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Brandão officially produced his UFC debut on Dec 3, 2011 at THE BEST Fighter 14 Finale against Dennis Bermudez to look for the first ever featherweight champion of THE BEST Fighter 14. After a back-and-forth 1st circular Brandão was knocked down and strike with heavy photos on the floor until he captured Bermudez with an armbar, and quickly pressured the tapout. Along with his functionality, Brandão was honored Fight of the night time aswell as Distribution of the night time honors offering him a complete of $80,000 in bonus deals. Through the post-fight interview Diego proclaimed of his mom; "The thing on my brain [is certainly to] purchase her [a] home".Brandão fought Darren Elkins on, may 26, 2012 in UFC 146. Brandão dropped the combat via unanimous decision.Brandão fought and defeated Joey Gambino on Oct 13, 2012 in UFC 153 via unanimous decision.Brandão faced Pablo Garza on Apr 6, 2013 at UFC on Gasoline Television 9. He gained the combat via first circular submission.Brandão faced Daniel Pineda in August 17, 2013 at UFC Combat Evening 26. He gained the back-and-forth combat via unanimous decision.Brandão faced Dustin Poirier on Dec 28, 2013 at UFC 168. There is some bad bloodstream between your two that was noticeable through the staredown on the weigh-in, with Poirier declaring Brandão experienced threatened to, "Stab me in the throat." Brandão weighed in at 153 pounds, seven pounds on the approved 146-pound limit for any featherweight nontitle battle. Brandão would continue steadily to cut excess weight and weighed within an hour later on, but could just get right down to 151.5 pounds. He was fined twenty five percent of his handbag, however the bout continued as planned. He dropped the battle via TKO in the 1st round.Brandão was likely to encounter Can Chope on March 23, 2014 in UFC Fight Night time 38. Nevertheless, Chope premiered from UFC when paperwork had been released that demonstrated Chope was discharged from your U.S. Air flow Force for home assault towards his ex-wife.Brandão was likely to encounter promotional newcomer Brian Ortega on, may 31, 2014 in THE BEST Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. Nevertheless, Brandão pulled from the bout in the times before the function citing a personal injury. Because of the past due nature from the switch, officials didn't look for an upgraded and Ortega was drawn from the cards as well.Brandão faced Conor McGregor on July 19, 2014 at UFC Battle Night 46, updating an injured Cole Miller. Brandão dropped the combat via TKO in the initial round.Brandão was likely to encounter Jimy Hettes on January 31, 2015 in UFC 183. Nevertheless, the combat was canceled before the event began, as Hettes handed down out backstage. He was taken up to a local medical center for precautionary factors. Subsequently, the bout with Hettes was rescheduled for Apr 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15. Brandão gained the fight because of a health care provider stoppage between your initial and second circular.Brandão faced Katsunori Kikuno on Sept 27, 2015 at UFC Combat Evening 75. He slipped his opposition in the bout's starting seconds and implemented up with a flurry of punches getting a TKO stoppage. The earn also gained him his initial Performance of the night time bonus award.Brandão faced Brian Ortega on January 2, 2016 at UFC 195. After managing the initial two rounds along with his dazzling, Brandão dropped the combat via distribution in the 3rd round.On January 15, 2016 it had been announced that Brandao had tested positive for cannabis stemming from an in-competition check on January 2. On Apr 28, 2016 Brandao premiered from your UFC due to a felony arrest.

Eurasia Fight Nights Global

On 20 Oct 2016 Brandão signed a agreement for combat with Russian MMA super superstar Rasul Mirzaev. Nevertheless, on Dec 3, Mirzaev taken from the bout because of an unknown trigger. Brandão defeated Murad Machaev on 28 January, 2017 at Combat Nights 58.

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Ultimate Fighting Tournament THE BEST Fighter 14 Featherweight Competition Winner Combat of the night time (Onetime) Submission of the night time (Onetime) Performance of the night time (Onetime) Initial ever Brazilian to get THE BEST Fighter

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown 33 fits 22 wins 11 deficits By knockout 12 6 By distribution 6 2 By decision 4 3 Res. Record Opponent Technique Event Date Circular Time Location Records Get 22–11 Vener Galiev KO (punches) EFN Battle Evenings Global 67 000000002017-05-25-0000May 25, 2017 1 0:39 Yekaterinburg, Russia Light-weight bout Get 21–11 Murad Machaev Distribution (helicopter armbar) EFN Battle Evenings Global 58 000000002017-01-28-0000January 28, 2017 2 0:58 Kaspiysk, Russia Light-weight bout Reduction 20–11 Brian Ortega Distribution (triangle choke) UFC 195 000000002016-01-16-0000January 16, 2016 3 3:58 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Get 20–10 Katsunori Kikuno TKO (punches) UFC Battle Night time: Barnett vs. Nelson 000000002015-09-27-0000September 27, 2015 1 0:28 Saitama, Japan Efficiency of the night time. Get 19–10 Jimy Hettes TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold 000000002015-04-18-0000April 18, 2015 1 5:00 Newark, NJ, United States Reduction 18–10 Conor McGregor TKO (punches) UFC Battle Night time: McGregor vs. Brandao 000000002014-07-19-0000July 19, 2014 1 4:05 Dublin, Ireland Reduction 18–9 Dustin Poirier KO (punches) UFC 168 000000002013-12-28-0000December 28, 2013 1 4:54 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Get 18–8 Daniel Pineda Decision (unanimous) UFC Battle Night time: Shogun vs. Sonnen 000000002013-08-17-0000August 17, 2013 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Get 17–8 Pablo Garza Distribution (arm-triangle choke) UFC on Energy Television: Mousasi vs. Latifi 000000002013-04-06-0000April 6, 2013 1 3:27 Stockholm, Sweden Get 16–8 Joey Gambino Decision (unanimous) UFC 153 000000002012-10-13-0000October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Reduction 15–8 Darren Elkins Decision (unanimous) UFC 146 000000002012-05-26-0000May 26, 2012 3 5:00 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Get 15–7 Dennis Bermudez Distribution (armbar) THE BEST Fighter: Group Bisping vs. Group Miller Finale 000000002011-12-03-0000December 3, 2011 1 4:51 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Won THE BEST Fighter 14 Featherweight Competition. Submission of the night time. Fight of the night time. Get 14–7 Nick Buschman KO (soaring leg and punches) ECSC - Fri Night Battles 2 000000002011-02-11-0000February 11, 2011 1 2:14 Clovis, New Mexico, USA Gain 13–7 Richard Villa Distribution (rear-naked choke) Jackson's MMA Series 3 000000002010-12-18-0000December 18, 2010 2 3:31 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Get 12–7 Michael Casteel KO (punch) ECSC - Advancement 1 000000002010-10-30-0000October 30, 2010 1 0:30 Clovis, New Mexico, USA Reduction 11-7 Ururahy Rodrigues Decision (Unanimous) UWC-Judgement Day time 000000002010-05-22-0000May 22, 2010 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, USA Get 11–6 Derek Campos Decision (break up) KOK 8 - The Uprising 000000002010-02-27-0000February 27, 2010 3 5:00 Austin, Tx, United States Reduction 10–6 Gert Kocani TKO (punches) RIE 2 - Fight in the Burg 2 000000002010-01-30-0000January 30, 2010 2 3:30 Penn Laird, Virginia, USA Loss 10–5 Went Weathers TKO (punch) SWC 7 - Discountenance 000000002009-06-20-0000June 20, 2009 1 2:56 Frisco, Tx, United States Get 10–4 Fernando Vieira TKO (punches) Mr. Cage 2 000000002009-03-27-0000March 27, 2009 2 3:31 Manaus, Brazil Get 9–4 James Ruler Distribution (rear-naked choke) KOK 5 - Season's Beatings 000000002008-11-22-0000November 22, 2008 1 1:53 Austin, Tx, United States Reduction 8–4 Matt Veach TKO (damage) Pro Fight MMA - Immediate Effect 000000002008-10-04-0000October 4, 2008 2 1:28 Springdale, Arkansas, USA Get 8–3 Brian Foster KO (punches) Faucet Entertainment - Battle Night time 000000002008-06-27-0000June 27, 2008 1 1:34 Sallisaw, Oklahoma, USA Get 7–3 Orlean Smith TKO (punches) Amazon Tribal Kombat 1 000000002008-03-29-0000March 29, 2008 1 3:18 Manaus, Brazil Reduction 6–3 Jorge Clay Decision (unanimous) Amazon Problem 2 000000002008-03-01-0000March 1, 2008 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil Get 6–2 Fabiano Silva Decision (break up) Amazon Problem 000000002007-09-29-0000September 29, 2007 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil Get 5–2 Juarez Harles KO (punch) Amazon Problem 000000002007-09-29-0000September 29, 2007 1 1:27 Manaus, Brazil Get 4–2 Arilson Paixao TKO (punches) Cassino Battle 4 000000002007-09-15-0000September 15, 2007 1 2:11 Manaus, Brazil Reduction 3–2 Ronys Torres TKO (punches) Cassino Battle 3 000000002007-04-21-0000April 21, 2007 2 N/A Brazil Reduction 3–1 Daniel Trindade Distribution (rear-naked choke) Roraima Fight 3 000000002007-04-01-0000April 1, 2007 3 2:25 Boa Vista, Brazil Get 3–0 Jorge Dalton TKO (punches) Manaus Moderna Battle 000000002007-03-28-0000March 28, 2007 1 N/A Manaus, Brazil Get 2–0 Elifrank Cariolano TKO (punches) Cassino Battle 000000002006-12-16-0000December 16, 2006 1 3:41 Manaus, Brazil Get 1–0 Michel Addario Distribution (choke) Mega Fight Vale Tudo 000000002005-10-01-0000October 1, 2005 3 3:20 Belém, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition record

Exhibition record break down 3 fits 3 wins 0 deficits By knockout 3 0 Res. Record Opponent Technique Event Date Circular Time Location Records Get 3–0 Bryan Caraway TKO (punches) THE BEST Fighter: Group Bisping vs. Group Miller 000000002011-11-16-0000November 16, 2011 (airdate) 1 4:15 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Semi-finals. Get 2–0 Steven Siler KO (punches) THE BEST Fighter: Group Bisping vs. Group Miller 000000002011-11-02-0000November 2, 2011 (airdate) 1 0:30 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Quarter-finals. Get 1–0 Jesse Newell KO (punches) THE BEST Fighter: Group Bisping vs. Group Miller 000000002011-09-21-0000September 21, 2011 (airdate) 1 0:47 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Preliminary bout.

See also

MMA portal Set of male combined martial artists