16 March 1993|
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Boxing, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Florida, coconut creek USA|
American Top Team|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Marc Diakiese (born 16 March 1993) is an English mixed martial artist of Congolese descent currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He moved to the UK at the age of 12 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Mixed martial arts career
Diakiese began training in mixed martial arts in 2010. He won three British amateur titles while compiling an undefeated record of 9–0 before turning pro.
After earning four wins in his professional MMA career in regional promotions, Diakiese joined the BAMMA organization in 2014. He fought five times for the promotion over the course of the next year, bringing his record to 9-0 and in the process winning the BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship, which he successfully defended twice before signing with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Diakiese made his UFC debut against Lukasz Sajewski on 8 October 2016 at UFC 204. After being smothered by his opponent in the first round, Diakiese came back to win the fight by TKO due to knees and punches near the end of the second round.
Diakiese faced Teemu Packalen on 18 March 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson. Diakiese defeated Packalen via knockout, 30 seconds into the first round. The win earned Diakiese his first Performance of the Night bonus. 
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Teemu Packalen
- BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Two successful title defenses
- Cage Kumite
- Cage Kumite Lightweight Championship (One time)
- MMA Total Combat
- MMATC Lightweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||12 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||12–3||Nasrat Haqparast||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith||22 July 2018||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|Loss||12–2||Dan Hooker||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 219||30 December 2017||3||0:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–1||Drakkar Klose||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale||7 July 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–0||Teemu Packalén||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson||18 March 2017||1||0:30||London, England||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||11–0||Frankie Perez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||9 December 2016||3||5:00||Albany, New York, United States|
|Win||10–0||Łukasz Sajewski||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC 204||8 October 2016||2||4:40||Manchester, England|
|Win||9–0||Kane Mousah||KO (punch)||BAMMA 25||24 October 2015||1||0:36||Birmingham, England||Defended the BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||8–0||Rick Selvarajah||TKO (punches)||BAMMA 22||19 September 2015||1||0:24||Dublin, Ireland||Defended the BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||7–0||Jack McGann||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 19||28 March 2015||3||5:00||Blackpool, England||Won the BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||6–0||Vernon O'Neil||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 17||6 December 2014||3||5:00||Manchester, England|
|Win||5–0||Jefferson George||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 16||13 September 2014||3||5:00||Manchester, England|
|Win||4–0||Danny Welsh||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CSFC 8||28 June 2014||1||2:16||Doncaster, England|
|Win||3–0||Jakob Grzegorzek||Decision (unanimous)||CSFC 7||29 March 2014||3||5:00||Doncaster, England|
|Win||2–0||Tom Earnshaw||TKO (punches)||Cage Kumite 2||1 November 2013||1||4:52||Barnsley, England||Won the Cage Kumite Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||1–0||Harris Neofytou||TKO (punches)||MMA Total Combat 55||21 September 2013||1||1:27||Spennymoor, England||Won the MMATC Lightweight Championship.|
- "Marc Diakiese - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "VIDEO: Marc Diakiese stops Teemu Packalen in 30 seconds with highlight KO". 18 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Marc Diakiese records impressive stoppage on UFC debut". 9 October 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Marc Diakiese". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Top UK prospect debuts at UFC 204". 4 October 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Diakiese left Africe disowned by dad
- Steven Marrocco (8 October 2016). "UFC 204 results: Marc Diakiese shuts down Lukasz Sajewski for second-round TKO in UFC debut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Ben Fowlkes (9 December 2016). "UFC Fight Night 102 results: Marc Diakiese sliced open but stays perfect with decision over Frankie Perez". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Ben Fowlkes (18 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: Marc Diakiese flattens Teemu Packalen in 30 seconds". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- MMAjunkie Staff (18 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 bonuses: Headliner Jimi Manuwa among $50,000 winners for big KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- Staff (2017-04-26). "Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose added to TUF 25 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
- "TUF 25 Finale results: Drakkar Klose beats Marc Diakiese, holds grudge after split-decision win". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
- Staff (2017-10-23). "Dan Hooker meets Marc Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
- "UFC 219 live blog: Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- "Breaking: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Marc Diakiese bei UFC Hamburg" (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-17.
- "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Cool and calm Nasrat Haqparast outstrikes Marc Diakiese". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
- "Marc Diakiese Becomes First UFC Fighter To Pose For A Gay Magazine | [Aazah]". www.aazah.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
- "Diakiese becomes first UFC fighter to pose for a gay magazine". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-06-29.