Dhiego Lima

Brazil

Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 12/19/2021
Suffers knee injury in loss
WelterweightUFC
Out
June 22, 2021
Lima is facing a six-month medical suspension, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lima was knocked out by Matt Brown last weekend. He will be facing a 180-day suspension for a right knee injury, however. If he is unable to get it cleared, Lima will not be able to fight again until mid-December.
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Destroyed by Matt Brown
WelterweightUFC
Out
June 19, 2021
Lima lost to Matt Brown via KO (punch) at 3:02 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It goes without saying that getting torched by an aging Brown won't help your chances of remaining with the company for an extended period of time. Lima actually looked halfway decent prior to the stoppage. He made a concerted effort to damage Brown with leg kicks, and the vast majority of them were finding their mark. Unfortunately for Lima, one straight punch right down the chute knocked him out cold. Lima has somehow served two tours of duty with the UFC despite posting a 4-7 career mark with the company. He lacks athleticism and struggles to generate offense outside of the most basic attacks. There is no guarantee the UFC runs him back out there after this effort.
To face Brown on June 19
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 1, 2021
Lima will fight Matt Brown at the UFC Event in June, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Though the UFC has yet too officially announced the details of the event, Lima will be facing Brown on June 19. Lima will be coming off a loss via unanimous decision against Belal Muhammad at UFC 258 in Las Vegas on Feb. 13. On the other hand, Brown will look to bounce back from two straight defeats to Miguel Baeza and Carlos Condit.
Not competitive at UFC 258
WelterweightUFC
Out
February 13, 2021
Lima lost to Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 258 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Lima entered as one of the biggest underdogs on the entire card at +375 and it's easy to see why. Outside of plenty of vicious, well placed leg kicks, Lima did little throughout the course of the fight. He allowed Muhammad to consistently force him up against the cage and generally served as a punching bag for the entirety of the bout. Lima simply doesn't possess the offensive or defensive skill set to consistently succeed against better competition. He did enter Saturday's bout on a three-fight winning streak, but two of those were split decisions over Luke Jumeau and Court McGee and the third was a knockout over Chad Laprise, who hasn't fought since. The odds are strongly against Lima making any sort of run at age 32.
Facing Belal Muhammad in February
WelterweightUFC
Out
January 8, 2021
Lima will take on Belal Muhammad on Feb. 13, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The matchup is set to go forward a little less than two months after it was originally scheduled, as it was initially set for Dec. 19 before Muhammad's positive COVID-19 test led to a postponement. With Muhammad now healthy again, both fighters will get the chance to extend their winning streaks from three to four.
Upcoming fight called off
WelterweightUFC
Out
December 15, 2020
Lima will no longer take on Belal Muhammad on Saturday after Muhammad was forced to withdrew due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
With the withdrawal coming less than a week before the date of the fight, there's presumably no way Lima can remain on the card. The UFC is expected to re-book the matchup for one of its January events once Muhammad has recovered.