Marc Diakiese

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Marc Diakiese
Born (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 25)
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Other names Bonecrusher
Residence Doncaster, England
Nationality British
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)
Division Lightweight
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Boxing, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of Florida, coconut creek USA
Team American Top Team
Titan Fighter
London Shootfighters
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 12
By knockout 6
By submission 1
By decision 5
Losses 3
By submission 1
By decision 2
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.[2][3][4][5] He moved to the UK at the age of 12 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[1]

BAMMA[edit]

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[edit]

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.[7]

Diakiese returned to face Frankie Perez on 9 December 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov. Despite losing the second round, Diakiese would go on to win the bout by unanimous decision.[8]

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.[9] The win earned Diakiese his first Performance of the Night bonus. [10]

Diakiese faced Drakkar Klose on 7 July 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[11] He lost the fight by split decision.[12]

Diakiese faced Dan Hooker on 30 December 2017 at UFC 219.[13] He lost the fight via guillotine choke submission in the third round.[14]

Diakiese faced Nasrat Haqparast on 22 July 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134.[15] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Diakiese was the first UFC fighter to pose for Gay Times Magazine, an LGBT publication where his view on LGBT community was "As people, we are all one".[17][18]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marc Diakiese - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "VIDEO: Marc Diakiese stops Teemu Packalen in 30 seconds with highlight KO". 18 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Marc Diakiese records impressive stoppage on UFC debut". 9 October 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Marc Diakiese". Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Top UK prospect debuts at UFC 204". 4 October 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Diakiese left Africe disowned by dad
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Ben Fowlkes (18 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: Marc Diakiese flattens Teemu Packalen in 30 seconds". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Staff (2017-04-26). "Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose added to TUF 25 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  12. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Drakkar Klose beats Marc Diakiese, holds grudge after split-decision win". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  13. ^ Staff (2017-10-23). "Dan Hooker meets Marc Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  14. ^ "UFC 219 live blog: Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  15. ^ "Breaking: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Marc Diakiese bei UFC Hamburg" (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-17. 
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Cool and calm Nasrat Haqparast outstrikes Marc Diakiese". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22. 
  17. ^ "Marc Diakiese Becomes First UFC Fighter To Pose For A Gay Magazine | [Aazah]". www.aazah.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  18. ^ "Diakiese becomes first UFC fighter to pose for a gay magazine". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 

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