Diego Rivas - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Diego
Rivas
7-2-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 7-2-0
Summary: Punching power and takedowns

Fighter Info

Nickname: Pitbull
From: Temuco Chile
Fights Out Of: Cholchol Chile
Age: 27
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 69"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
171
40% Successful
69
Types of Successful Strikes
0
69
61% Standing
23%
16%
42
16
11
Striking Defense
52
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
10
60% Successful
6
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
7
4
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Diego Rivas
May 19, 2018
22
25
2
1
1
1
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Diego Rivas
Aug 5, 2017
59
27
1
1
0
2
2
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Rivas
Feb 6, 2016
7
5
1
1
3
0
6
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Diego Rivas
Nov 8, 2014
15
17
2
2
0
0
6
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning wrestling, afternoons Muay Thai & MMA. Tuesday and Thursday mornings: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and strength and conditioning with, afternoons NO GI Jiu-Jitsu.  

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 16, and it all started because I was trying to stay distracted after my mother passed away.

What ranks and titles have you held? MFC Champion in my country, Chile

Do you have any heroes? RIP My Mother 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream coming true and I am very happy about this HUGE opportunity and thankful with God.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, almost finished my Ingenieria Civil degree

What was your job before you started fighting? Student

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? First MMA fighter from Chile to compete in The Ultimate Fighter

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ blue belt

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar and triangle

Favorite striking technique: Overhand punch and knees to liver

· Team Werdum on TUF LATAM

· Pro since 2011

· Three first round finishes

· Three wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, guillotine)

· First fight since being diagnosed with and then beating cancer

· Origin of nickname: “I used to take lots of punches and I was always going forward in the fights just like a pit bull.”

Career

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