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Jhonata Diniz

Heavyweight Division

7-0-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Jhonata Diniz

athlete record


Learn more about Jhonata Diniz's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Curitiba, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 27, 2024
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2022

  • Six wins by KO, all in the first round

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 7

Episode six (9/12/23) Diniz knocked out Eduardo Neves at 3:15 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was around 12 to learn how to defend myself, I used to get the worst in some fights with the kids at school, so I needed to learn how to fight. My cousin took me to my first Muay Thai class and here we are today.

What ranks and titles have you held? 3x kickboxing world champion - 4x kickboxing national champion - 1st Brazilian fighter to compete in Glory

Do you have any heroes? Actually, I don`t have any heroes in the fighting game. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? UFC is the top of the mountain in the fighting world. Becoming a great athlete inside this organization is my dream and I`m working very hard to achieve my goals.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I started Physical Education in a University in Brazil, but I quit after two years to put more focus on training. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I had a lot of jobs before becoming a professional fighter. I started working when I was 14 so I could keep training and I worked in various things, such as salesman and construction.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Muay Thai black belt, Jiu Jitsu blue belt

Favorite grappling technique: Katagatame

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook and leg kicks