Ousmane Thomas Diagne

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Thomas Diagne
Born Ousmane Thomas Diagne
1983, September 3
Paris, France
Nationality French
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 76.0 in (193 cm)
Fighting out of San Jose, California
Team Cung Le's Universal Strength Headquarters
American Kickboxing Academy
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 5
By knockout 4
By decision 1
Losses 6
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ousmane Thomas Diagne is a French professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division. He formerly competed for Strikeforce.

Background[edit]

Diagne, who is from France, is a longtime practitioner of Sanshou, a Chinese form of kickboxing, and has won six titles in the sport. Diagne transitioned into mixed martial arts, under the tutelage of Cung Le.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Strikeforce[edit]

Diagne made his professional mixed martial arts debut on May 15, 2009 at Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina against Kaleo Kwan. Diagne won via unanimous decision.

He made his next appearance on November 6, 2009 at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista against Merritt Warren. Diagne lost via submission in the first round.

Diagne then fought at Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe on July 23, 2010, facing off against Caros Fodor and lost via unanimous decision.

At Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy on February 18, 2011, Diagne fought Aaron Franco and lost via knockout in the first round.

Independent promotions[edit]

Diagne left Strikeforce with a 1-3 record, and proceeded to go on a four-fight winning streak, before losing his last fight to Brandon Ricetti on June 28, 2014, via rear-naked choke.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5–6–1 Mark Dickman TKO (Punches) Bellator 154 May 14, 2016 3 3:05 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 5–5–1 Erick Sanchez TKO (Punches) Bellator 147 December 4, 2015 3 1:22 San Jose, California, United States
Draw 5–4–1 Mike Malott Draw (majority) Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 September 19, 2015 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 5–4 Brandon Ricetti Submission (rear-naked choke) WFC 10: Diagne vs. Ricetti June 28, 2014 2 1:10 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 5–3 Dominic Clark KO (head kick) WFC 9: Mitchell vs. Jara April 26, 2014 1 2:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 4–3 Brad McDonald TKO (doctor stoppage) TWC 17: Conflict June 21, 2013 1 5:00 Porterville, California, United States
Win 3–3 David Douglas KO (punch) Red Canvas: Art of Submission 3 October 27, 2012 1 3:03 Stockton, California, United States
Win 2–3 Alexander Trevino TKO (kick to the body) Red Canvas: Art of Submission 1 September 15, 2012 3 3:39 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 1–3 Aaron Franco KO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy February 18, 2011 1 4:22 Cedar Park, Texas, United States
Loss 1–2 Caros Fodor Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe July 23, 2010 3 5:00 Everett, Washington, United States
Loss 1–1 Merritt Warren Submission (inverted heel hook) Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista November 6, 2009 1 3:49 Fresno, California, United States
Win 1–0 Kaleo Kwan Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina May 15, 2009 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States

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