Carlos Diego Ferreira
|Carlos Diego Ferreira|
|Born||January 18, 1985|
Careiro da Várzea, Amazonas, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Style||BJJ, Judo, Boxing|
|Fighting out of||Pharr, Texas, United States|
|Team||Team Ferreira |
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu3rd degree black belt in|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Carlos Diego Ferreira (born January 18, 1985) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former Legacy FC lightweight champion, and vacated the championship in May 2014 to sign with UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Born in Careiro da Várzea, Amazonas, Brazil, Ferreira grew up playing soccer and started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at age 10. He moved to the United States in 2008 and embarked on a mixed martial arts career a year later. Ferreira made his professional mixed martial arts debut on April 15, 2011, when he faced Joseph Daily at STFC 15. He won the fight via split decision. Following this, Ferreira would compile an undefeated record of 9–0, also capturing the Legacy FC Lightweight Championship from Jorge Patino at Legacy FC 25. Ferreira would vacate the title in May 2014, when he signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In his debut, Ferreira faced Colton Smith at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens on June 28, 2014. He won the fight via submission (rear-naked choke), winning a Performance of the Night bonus for the victory.
For his second fight in the promotion, Ferreira faced Ramsey Nijem at UFC 177 on August 30, 2014. He won the back and forth battle via technical knockout due to punches, winning another bonus (this time as Fight of the Night).
Ferreira was expected to face Abel Trujillo on May 29, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 88. However, Ferreira was removed from the fight on May 13 after it was announced that he had been flagged for a potential anti-doping policy violation. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Jordan Rinaldi.
On December 21, 2016 Ferreira accepted a 17-month sanction by the US Anti-Doping Agency for an anti-doping violation after declaring the use of a product that listed and contained a prohibited substance, and testing positive for another prohibited substance.
Ferreira was expected to face John Makdessi on December 8, 2018 at UFC 231. However, on November 28, 2018, it was reported that Makdessi was removed from the card and was replaced by Jesse Ronson. However, on December 4, 2018. It was announced that Ronson was pulled out of the fight due to being too heavy to safely make Lightweight and was released from UFC. Ronson was replaced by newcomer Kyle Nelson. Ferreira won the fight via TKO in the second round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Legacy FC
- Legacy FC Lightweight Championship (one time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||14 wins||2 losses|
|Win||14–2||Kyle Nelson||TKO (punches)||UFC 231||December 8, 2018||2||1:23||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||13–2||Jared Gordon||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros||February 18, 2018||1||1:58||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–2||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader||January 30, 2016||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||11–2||Dustin Poirier||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas||April 4, 2015||1||3:45||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||11–1||Beneil Dariush||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||11–0||Ramsey Nijem||TKO (punches)||UFC 177||August 30, 2014||2||1:53||Sacramento, California, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||10–0||Colton Smith||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens||June 28, 2014||1||0:38||San Antonio, Texas United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||9–0||Jorge Patino||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 25||November 15, 2013||5||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States||Won the Legacy FC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||8–0||Chris Feist||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 24||October 11, 2013||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||7–0||Carlo Prater||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 20||May 31, 2013||3||5:00||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–0||Danny Salinas||Submission (rear-naked choke)||STFC 24: Bad Blood||February 22, 2013||2||1:41||McAllen, Texas, United States||Won the STFC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||5–0||Jorge Cortez||Submission (kimura)||STFC 23: Ferreira vs. Cortez||December 7, 2012||1||0:43||McAllen, Texas, United States||Welterweight bout.|
|Win||4–0||Travonne Hobbs||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UWF: Tournament of Warriors Finale||June 30, 2012||2||1:57||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States||Lightweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Hector Muñoz||Submission (armbar)||UWF: Tournament of Warriors Round 1||May 4, 2012||1||3:38||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||2–0||Clint Roberts||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UWF 1: Huerta vs. War Machine||November 26, 2011||2||0:39||Pharr, Texas, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Win||1–0||Joseph Daily||Decision (split)||STFC 15||April 15, 2011||3||3:00||McAllen, Texas, United States|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Mendes vs. Lamas". UFC.com. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- John Morgan (December 4, 2018). "With little time to plan for late opponent change, Diego Ferreira ready to just bang it out at UFC 231". mmajunkie.com.
- "Diego Ferreira – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
- Zane Simon (March 22, 2014) UFC signs Carlos Diego Ferreira and Alexis Dufresne. bloodyelbow.com
- Staff. "Carlos Diego Ferreira". wartribegear.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- STFC 15: Nature of the Beast Official Results. mixedmartialarts.com. April 2011
- Legacy FC 25 results: Ferreira wrestles lightweight title from hero Patino. MMAjunkie. November 16, 2013
- Jesse Holland (March 21, 2014) Colton Smith vs Carlos Diego Ferreira on tap for UFC Fight Night event on June 28 in San Antonio. mmamania.com
- Dann Stupp (June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44 results: Carlos Diego Ferreira taps Colton Smith in 38 seconds. mmajunkie.com
- Dave Doyle (June 29, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44 bonuses: Swanson and Stephens claim Fight of the Night. mmafighting.com
- Dana Becker (July 15, 2014) UFC 177: Ramsey Nijem To Face Carlos Diego Ferreira. fightline.com
- Josh Sanchez (August 30, 2014) UFC 177 results: Carlos Diego Ferreira KOs Ramsey Nijem in Round 2. fansided.com
- Chuck Mindenhall (August 31, 2014) UFC 177 bonuses: Ramsey Nijem and Diego Ferreira take home Fight of the Night. mmafighting.com
- Staff (September 30, 2014). "Diego Ferreira replaces Alan Patrick at UFC 179 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- Andrew Richardson (October 26, 2014). "UFC 179 results recap: Beneil Dariush vs Carlos Diego Ferreira fight review and analysis". mmamania.com. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
- Staff (January 17, 2015). "Dustin Poirier returns to 155, meets Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 63 in Fairfax, Va". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
- Brent Brookhouse (2015-04-04). "UFC Fight Night 63 results: Dustin Poirier smashes Diego Ferreira in 155 return". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
- Staff (2015-12-23). "UFC on FOX 18 gets two new bouts, one injury replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-01-30). "Carlos Diego Ferreira takes decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
- Mike Bohn and Matt Erickson (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 88 gets 8 new fights". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
- Zane Simon (2016-05-13). "Brazilian lightweight fails USADA drug test, removed from UFC Fight Night 88". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
- Staff (2016-05-17). "Replacement Jordan Rinaldi meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
- Damon Martin (2016-12-21). "Carlos Diego Ferreira suspended 17 months for failed drug test". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo, Jared Gordon vs. Diego Ferreira set for UFC Austin - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
- "UFC Fight Night 126 results: Diego Ferreira impressive with KO of Jared Gordon after two years off". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
- Marcel Dorff (2018-10-04). "John Makdessi meets Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC 231 in Toronto". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-10-04. (in Dutch)
- "Jesse Ronson returns to the UFC, meets Diego Ferreira at UFC 231". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
- Newswire, MMA Fighting (2018-12-05). "Jesse Ronson says he was forced to withdraw from UFC 231 for being 'too heavy'". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
- Lee, Alexander K. (2018-12-05). "Diego Ferreira draws short-notice replacement Kyle Nelson for UFC 231". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
- "UFC 231: Diego Ferreira relies on experience to finish Kyle Nelson via round 2 TKO". FanSided. 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
- Dorff, Marcel (2019-01-18). "Rustam Khabilov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira added to UFC Prague". mmadna.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-01-18.
- Sherdog.com. "Carlos Diego Ferreira MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-28.