Diego Ferreira

Brazil

Upcoming bout with Taisumov
LightweightUFC
June 7, 2019
Ferreira (illness) will face Mairbek Taisumov at UFC 242 on Sept. 7.
ANALYSIS
Ferreira was supposed to fight Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 237 but fell ill before the fight and it ultimately was canceled. The Brazilian will be looking to notch his fifth-straight win against Taisumov, who will be reaching for his seventh-straight win.
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Removed from UFC 237 card
LightweightUFC
May 10, 2019
Ferreira'a fight versus Francisco Trinaldo has been scratched from the UFC 237 card due to some health issues for Ferreira, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Scheduled for the pay-per-view portion of the card, Ferreira was the betting favorite for the match and held both youth and a four-inch reach advantage in his favor. Unfortunately, early indications suggest he may be dealing with some kidney stones, so Ferreira will need to wait for an opportunity to extend a four-fight winning streak.
Booked for UFC 237
LightweightUFC
May 5, 2019
Ferreira will take on Francisco Trinaldo in a lightweight matchup at UFC 237 on May 11, Combate Brazil reports.
ANALYSIS
The pair of Brazilians will face off on the pay-per-view portion of the card, where Ferreira currently sits as approximately a (-155) betting favorite. Ferreira enters as a much younger fighter with a four-inch reach advantage, and is coming off a victory over Rustam Khabilov in February that brought his winning streak to four. His opponent, Trinaldo, has split wins and losses in his last five fights. Ferreira holds the edge in volume striking stats, but Trinaldo is statistically the more effective offensive wrestler.
Uses volume and pressure in victory
LightweightUFC
February 23, 2019
Ferreira defeated Rustam Khabilov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Ferreira was able to use his high-level BJJ to create scrambles when his Russian opponent would hit takedowns, which allowed him to pepper Khabilov with two-punch combinations for the majority of the fight. Ferreira has struggled when dealing with combination punchers in the past but was able to completely dictate pace against a slow counter puncher in Khabilov. The Brazilian improves to 15-2 in proffesional MMA as a result of the victory.
Misses weight by one pound
LightweightUFC
February 22, 2019
Ferreira will still fight Rustam Khabilov at UFC Prague on Saturday despite missing weight by one pound, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ferreira will forfeit 20 percent of the purse in order to rectify his inability to make the 156-pound limit. The 34-year-old heads into the fight with a record of 14-2, although he's just 5-2 since joining UFC back in 2014.
Booked against Rustam Khabilov
LightweightUFC
January 18, 2019
Ferreira will fight Rustam Khabilov at UFC Prague on Feb. 23, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ferreira is riding a streak of three straight wins, the last two of which have been by TKO. He took Jared Gordon out in the first round in February and beat Kyle Nelson in the second round in December. His opponent, Khabilov, hasn't had a TKO or knockout since 2013 but has racked up a streak of six straight decision victories.