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Diego Brandão

Diego "DB" Brandão

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  • Given Name: Diego Pereira Brandão
  • MMA Record: 22-12-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: DB
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1987.05.27
  • Last Fight: September 04, 2017 in FNR
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Jackson Wink MMA
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 64.0" (163cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $257,000 USD
  • Born: Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Diego Brandão MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Br Felipe Froes
22-12-0 16-3-1

Ru Fight Nights Global 87: Maldonado vs Krylov
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.05.05
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
3:44 Round 2 of 3, 8:44 Total

Ru Akhmet Aliev
22-11-0 15-4-0

Ru Fight Nights Global 73: Aliev vs. Brandão
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.09.04
Referee: Jan Vobornik
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:39 Round 1 of 3

Ru Vener Galiev
21-11-0 28-9-0

Ru Fight Nights Global 67: Galiev vs Brandao
Main Card | Lightweight | 145 lbs

2017.05.25
Referee: Jan Vobornik
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:58 Round 2 of 3, 5:58 Total

Ru Murad Machaev
20-11-0 20-1-0

Ru Fight Nights Global 58: Machaev vs. Brandão
Main Event | Lightweight | 154 lbs

2017.01.28
Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs) | Referee: Stanislav Novitskiy
#3 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2017
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:37 Round 3 of 3, 11:37 Total

Us Brian Ortega
20-10-0 9-0-0

Us UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.01.02
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 Base | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#4 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
#29 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:28 Round 1 of 3

Jp Katsunori Kikuno
19-10-0 22-7-2

Jp UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2015.09.26
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
UFC Fight Night 75 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Jimy Hettes
18-10-0 11-2-0

Us UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.04.18
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Jimy Hettes UFC 183 2015.01.31
Reason: Hettes fell ill while getting his hands wrapped
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 1 of 5

Ie Conor McGregor
18-9-0 14-2-0

Ie UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs. Brandao
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.07.19
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
UFC Fight Night 46 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Brian Ortega UFC UFN 2014.05.31
Reason: Brandao Injury
Cancelled Bout Will Chope UFC UFN 38 2014.03.23
Reason: Chope Cut from UFC
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:54 Round 1 of 3

Us Dustin Poirier
18-8-0 14-3-0

Us UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.12.28
Odds: +205 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 Base | Weigh-In: 152.0 lbs (68.9 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | Walkout Music: Darude - Sandstorm
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Daniel Pineda
17-8-0 18-9-0

Us UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.08.17
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
3:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Pablo Garza
16-8-0 12-3-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.04.06
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Marko Gyllenland
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Joey Gambino
15-8-0 9-1-0

Br UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.10.13
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Darren Elkins
15-7-0 13-2-0

Us UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.05.26
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:51 Round 1 of 3

Us Dennis Bermudez
14-7-0 7-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2011.12.03
Odds: -335 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $96,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus, $40K Fight/Night, $40K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#67 Greatest Submission of All Time
#32 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#10 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
#17 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#27 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale Fight of the Night
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
4:15 Round 1 of 2

Us Bryan Caraway
14-7-0 15-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Featherweight

2011.07.13
Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
0:31 Round 1 of 2

Us Steven Siler
14-7-0 18-9-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.07.06
Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
0:46 Round 1 of 2

Us Jesse Newell
14-7-0 6-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.06.07
Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Nick Buschman

Us Evolution Combat Sports Championship

2011.02.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Richard Villa

Us Jackson's MMA Series

2010.12.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Michael Casteel

Us Evolution Combat Sports Championship

2010.10.30
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Ururahy Rodrigues
11-6-0 3-3-0

Us Ultimate Warrior Challenge 8: Judgement Day
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.05.22
Referee: Todd McGovern
Win | Decision | Split

Us Derek Campos

Us Texas Regional

2010.02.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Gert Kocani

Us Virginia Regional

2010.01.30
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Ran Weathers

Us Texas Regional

2009.06.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Fernando Vieira

Br Mr. Cage

2009.03.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Us James King

Us Texas Regional

2008.11.22
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Matt Veach

Us Arkansas Regional

2008.10.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Brian Foster

Us Oklahoma Regional

2008.06.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Orleans Smith

Br Amazonas Regional

2008.03.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Br George Clay

Br Amazonas Regional

2008.03.01
Win | KO/TKO

Br Juarez Harles

Br Amazonas Regional

2007.09.29
Win | Decision | Split

Br Fabiano Silva

Br Amazonas Regional

2007.09.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Arilson Paixao

Br Amazonas Regional

2007.09.15
Loss | KO/TKO

Br Ronys Torres

Br Amazonas Regional

2007.04.21
Loss | Submission | Choke

Br Daniel Trindade

Br Brazil Regional

2007.04.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jorge Dalton

Br Amazonas Regional

2007.03.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Elifrank Cariolano

Br Amazonas Regional

2006.12.16
Win | Submission

Br Michel Addario Bastos

Br Para Regional

2005.10.01

Diego Brandão Wiki Update Wiki

Brandão was born in Ceara and raised in Manaus. Around the age of sixteen Diego's father died. The last words of his father was that Diego was to take care of his family. Diego began selling drugs and missing school to try and do this but eventually through a friend, Diego left the drugs aside to devote himself to martial arts.


Brandao joined the Ultimate Fighter in 2011 and made it into the house with his first round finish of Jesse Newell. He became the number 1 pick joining Team Bisping. In his first fight in the house Diego would knock out Steven Siler only 30 seconds into the first round. He would then defeat Bryan Caraway by another first round finish to send himself to the finale. In the finale he would square off against Dennis Bermudez. In the first round Diego would get dropped and hit with some heavy shots however he was able to secure the armbar for the victory. He won Fight of the Night as well as Submission of the Night, he said in the post fight interview that he wanted to buy his mother a house.


Diego would face his first lost in the UFC to Darren Elkins by decision at UFC 146. We would get back in the win column with a victory over Joey Gambino. He would then square off against Pablo Garza at UFC on Fuel TV 9 winning the fight in the first round with an Arm Triangle Choke. The Ultimate Fighter winner would make it 3 straight when he faced off against Daniel Pineda at UFC on FOX Sports 1 winning by Unanimous Decision. He closed out 2013 with a loss to Dustin Poirier.


He will look to start 2014 off with a win when he faces Conor McGregor at the main event of UFC Fight Night 46.


The Ultimate Fighter 14

Episode 1 Brandao def. Jesse Newell by KO (Punches) at 0:47 of Round 1

Episode 6 Brandao def. Steven Siler by KO (Punches) at 0:30 of Round 1

Episode 10 Brandao def. Bryan Caraway by TKO (Punches) at 4:15 of Round 1

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale Brandao def. Dennis Bermudez by Armbar at 4:51 of Round 1

Last updated 07.18.2014, 11:47 AM ET
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