Diego
Nunes
18-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 18-4-0
Summary: Great standup

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Gun
From: Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande so Sul Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 32
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1027
44% Successful
448
Types of Successful Strikes
0
448
61% Standing
26%
13%
274
116
58
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
29
45% Successful
13
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
6
0
Takedown Defense
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Diego Nunes
Jan 19, 2013
18
56
0
10
0
0
0
8
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Nunes
Oct 5, 2012
37
61
0
3
2
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Diego Nunes
Apr 14, 2012
68
49
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Nunes
Dec 30, 2011
19
42
2
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Diego Nunes
Jun 11, 2011
42
31
4
2
1
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Nunes
Jan 1, 2011
68
65
4
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Diego Nunes
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
20
15
5
0
4
1
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Nunes
WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
Jun 20, 2010
34
37
2
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Diego Nunes
WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Nov 18, 2009
51
29
9
2
0
2
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Nunes
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
46
18
0
2
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Nunes
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
Dec 3, 2008
50
19
1
2
0
2
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: At the gym I start with wrestling in the morning and end with MMA at night. It is hard training because my focus is my speed, and I can say that I am faster than ever.

Thoughts on opponent, Kenny Florian? This is the biggest opportunity of my life and it came at the best moment in my life. Just to know that after this fight I will be able to fight for the title is a great moment in my career. I am without words thinking about my life and where I came from, and now I am with the best in my division. That’s why I will put all my strength and power into this fight.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fun at age 13.  When I was 15 years old I took it seriously.  At age 17 I fought amateur Muay Thai and Boxing matches.

What ranks and titles have you held? Southern Brasil Muay Thai and Boxing Champion

Do you have any heroes? Jesus

What is your favorite technique? Guillotine

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a dream come true.  It's not only my dream, but by fighting I am giving hope and the ability to dream to all the people around me.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I played soccer, but I had to make a decision and I chose fighting.

•    4-1 in the WEC with wins over Cole Province, Rafael Dias, Raphael Assuncao, and Tyler Toner.

•    Lone WEC loss was via decision to LC Davis

•    On three fight winning streak

•    Six wins by submission, five by knockout

•    Teammate of UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo.

Career

Trained With

Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo
25-1-0
( W-L-D )
Rafael dos Anjos
Rafael dos Anjos
24-7-0
( W-L-D )
Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Carlos Eduardo Rocha
9-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Kenny Florian
Kenny Florian
16-6-0
( W-L-D )
Dennis Siver
Dennis Siver
22-10-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Mike Brown UFC® 125 RESOLUTION

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