Carlos Diego Ferreira

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Carlos Diego Ferreira
Born (1985-01-18) January 18, 1985 (age 34)
Careiro da Várzea, Amazonas, Brazil
ResidencePharr, Texas, U.S.
NationalityBrazil
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Reach74 in (188 cm)[1]
StyleBJJ, Judo, Boxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofPharr, Texas
TeamTeam Ferreira
ATOS Jiu-Jitsu
Fortis MMA[2]
Rank     3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total18
Wins16
By knockout3
By submission6
By decision7
Losses2
By knockout1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Carlos Diego Ferreira
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2008 California, USA -79.5 kg
Silver medal – second place 2009 California, USA -79.5 kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2009 California, USA -82 kg

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,[4] and vacated the championship in May 2014 to sign with UFC.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Born in Careiro da Várzea, Amazonas, Brazil, Ferreira grew up playing soccer, and his first martial art was capoeira.[6] At the age of 10 Ferreira started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He moved to the United States in 2008 to make a career out of jiu-jitsu like his idol Ronaldo Souza.[7] Despite faring fairly well in jiu-jitsu competition, he never captured gold in big tournaments and was forced to start teaching the sport to make a living.[7] Subsequently 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.[8] 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.[9] Ferreira would vacate the title in May 2014, when he signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his debut, Ferreira faced Colton Smith at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens on June 28, 2014.[10] He won the fight via submission (rear-naked choke),[11] winning a Performance of the Night bonus for the victory.[12]

For his second fight in the promotion, Ferreira faced Ramsey Nijem at UFC 177 on August 30, 2014.[13] He won the back and forth battle via technical knockout due to punches,[14] winning another bonus (this time as Fight of the Night).[15]

Ferreira next faced Beneil Dariush on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[16] Dariush won the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Ferreira faced Dustin Poirier on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63.[18] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[19]

Ferreira faced Olivier Aubin-Mercier on January 30, 2016 at UFC on Fox 18.[20] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[21]

Ferreira was expected to face Abel Trujillo on May 29, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 88.[22] 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.[23] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Jordan Rinaldi.[24]

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.[25]

Ferreira faced Jared Gordon on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros.[26] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[27]

Ferreira was expected to face John Makdessi on December 8, 2018 at UFC 231.[28] However, on November 28, 2018, it was reported that Makdessi was removed from the card and was replaced by Jesse Ronson.[29] 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.[30] Ronson was replaced by newcomer Kyle Nelson.[31] Ferreira won the fight via TKO in the second round.[32]

Ferreira faced Rustam Khabilov on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 145.[33] At the weigh-ins, Ferreira weighted at 157 pounds, 1 pound and over the lightweight non-title fight limit of 156. He was fined 20% of his purse which went to his opponent Khabilov.[34] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[35]

Ferreira was scheduled to face Francisco Trinaldo on May 11, 2019 at UFC 237.[36] However, Ferreira was forced out of the bout on weigh-in day as he was deemed medically unfit due to a weight cutting issue. As a result, the bout was cancelled.[37]

Ferreira faced Mairbek Taisumov on September 7, 2019 at UFC 242.[38] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Ferreira worked as a salesperson in a mattress store before getting signed to the UFC. He has three children.[7]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 16 wins 2 losses
By knockout 3 1
By submission 6 0
By decision 7 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–2 Mairbek Taisumov Decision (unanimous) UFC 242 September 7, 2019 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 15–2 Rustam Khabilov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos February 23, 2019 3 5:00 Prague, Czech Republic Catchweight (157 lbs) bout; Ferreira missed weight.
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
Win 1–0 Joseph Daily Decision (split) STFC 15 April 15, 2011 3 3:00 McAllen, Texas, United States Middleweight debut.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Mendes vs. Lamas". UFC.com. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Diego Ferreira – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.mma-core.com/videos/Carlos_Diego_Ferreira_Dethrones_Jorge_Patino_at_Legacy_25/10059727
  5. ^ Zane Simon (March 22, 2014) UFC signs Carlos Diego Ferreira and Alexis Dufresne. bloodyelbow.com
  6. ^ Emil Fischer (August 28, 2014). "Texas' best kept secret: Carlos Diego Ferreira". txmma.com.
  7. ^ a b c Guilherme Cruz (September 6, 2019). "Diego Ferreira moved to the U.S. to become the next 'Jacare' Souza; a decade later, he seeks UFC gold". mmafighting.com.
  8. ^ STFC 15: Nature of the Beast Official Results. mixedmartialarts.com. April 2011
  9. ^ Legacy FC 25 results: Ferreira wrestles lightweight title from hero Patino. MMAjunkie. November 16, 2013
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ Dann Stupp (June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44 results: Carlos Diego Ferreira taps Colton Smith in 38 seconds. mmajunkie.com
  12. ^ Dave Doyle (June 29, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44 bonuses: Swanson and Stephens claim Fight of the Night. mmafighting.com
  13. ^ Dana Becker (July 15, 2014) UFC 177: Ramsey Nijem To Face Carlos Diego Ferreira. fightline.com
  14. ^ Josh Sanchez (August 30, 2014) UFC 177 results: Carlos Diego Ferreira KOs Ramsey Nijem in Round 2. fansided.com
  15. ^ Chuck Mindenhall (August 31, 2014) UFC 177 bonuses: Ramsey Nijem and Diego Ferreira take home Fight of the Night. mmafighting.com
  16. ^ Staff (September 30, 2014). "Diego Ferreira replaces Alan Patrick at UFC 179 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
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  24. ^ Staff (May 17, 2016). "Replacement Jordan Rinaldi meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  25. ^ Damon Martin (December 21, 2016). "Carlos Diego Ferreira suspended 17 months for failed drug test". foxsports.com. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  26. ^ "James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo, Jared Gordon vs. Diego Ferreira set for UFC Austin - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
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  28. ^ Marcel Dorff (October 4, 2018). "John Makdessi meets Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC 231 in Toronto" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  29. ^ "Jesse Ronson returns to the UFC, meets Diego Ferreira at UFC 231". MMA Fighting. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  30. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (December 5, 2018). "Jesse Ronson says he was forced to withdraw from UFC 231 for being 'too heavy'". MMA Fighting. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  31. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (December 5, 2018). "Diego Ferreira draws short-notice replacement Kyle Nelson for UFC 231". MMA Fighting. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
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