Dhiego Lima


Runs win streak to three straight
October 5, 2019
Lima defeated Luke Jumeau via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 243 on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia.
Lima fought considerably better than the "split decision" term would lead you to believe. He pounded Jumeau's leg early and often, saw it was working, and stuck with it. Lima is a below-average athlete and has a limited offensive arsenal, but he saw a weakness in Jumeau's armor and deserves full credit for taking advantage of it. It's awfully difficult to believe if you have ever seen some of his weaker performances, but Lima is now somehow riding a three-fight win streak dating back to December 2018. His recent string of successes aside, the UFC needs to be very careful regarding who they match Lima up against next time out.
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Takes fight in Melbourne
July 26, 2019
Lima will face Luke Jumeau at UFC 243 in Melbourne, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Lima will enter this fight having won his last two bouts, although he lost his previous three bouts prior to that. A win over Jumeau will move his overall professional record to 15-7.
Picks up split decision to start UFC Fort Lauderdale
April 27, 2019
Lima defeated Court McGee via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.
The official striking battle ended in a dead heat in this one, though each fighter certainly had their moments. Lima was the more accurate striker, landed 47 significant strikes to the head of McGee and connecting overall at a 40 percent accuracy rate. On the other hand, McGee was credited with a knockdown in the second round, though Lima was ultimately able to survive. After dropping his first two fights with the promotion, the Brazilian has evened his UFC record at 2-2.
Will face McGee at UFC on ESPN 3
March 14, 2019
Lima is booked to take on Court McGee in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 3 on April 27, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
Lima was on the verge of being released by the UFC after dropping three straight fights and five of seven overall, but with his back against the wall in December, the Brazil-native came through with victory via first-round knockout over Chad Laprise. Moving forward, Lima may still be facing do-or-die situations with the UFC, with Court "The Crusher" McGee standing in his way next.
Stuns Chad Laprise at UFC 231
December 8, 2018
Lima defeated Chad Laprise via KO (punch) at 1:37 of Round 1 at UFC 231 on Saturday in Toronto.
The UFC probably should have released Lima after his loss to Yushin Okami (his third straight defeat) in April, but they kept him around for some reason and he took advantage of the opportunity on Saturday. Not known for his power, Lima landed a shocking one-punch walk-off on Laprise not long after the opening bell rang. Lima's future remains bleak, but this win ensures he will get another fight with the company.
Traveling to Canada for UFC 231 against Laprise
August 26, 2018
Lima will take on Chad Laprise in a welterweight matchup at UFC 231 in Toronto, Alexander K. Lee of MMAfighting.com reports.
Lima has been in a rough stretch of late with three straight losses and five losses in his last seven bouts, so he'll try to get back on track against Laprise. Overall in his career, the Brazilian is 12-7 and is the two-time TUF runner up. Laprise, meanwhile, is also coming off a loss, to Vicente Luque, but has won three of his last four bouts.