Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Six wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
- Pro since 2013
- Has won four of his last seven
- Six first round finishes
- Last two pre-UFC victories ended by knockout in a combined 60 seconds.
- Origin of nickname: “It was given to me by a friend in my early fights. I crush opponents.”
UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Diakiese lost a three round unanimous decision to Michael Johnson
UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Diakiese won a three round unanimous decision over Damir Hadzovic
UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Diakiese won a three round unanimous decision over Viacheslav Borschev
UFC Fight Night (11/13/21) Diakiese was submitted by Rafael Alves via guillotine choke at 1:48 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/19/20) Diakiese lost a three round unanimous decision to Rafael Fiziev
UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Diakiese won a three round unanimous decision over Lando Vannata
UFC Fight Night (3/16/19) Diakiese won a three round unanimous decision over Joe Duffy
UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Diakiese lost a three round unanimous decision to Nasrat Haqparast
UFC 219 (12/30/17) Diakiese was submitted by Dan Hooker via guillotine choke at :42 of the third round
TUF 25 Finale (7/7/17) Diakiese lost a three round split decision to Drakkar Klose
UFC Fight Night (3/18/17) Diakiese knocked out Teemu Packalen at :30 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (12/9/16) Diakiese won a three round unanimous decision over Frankie Perez
UFC 204 (10/8/16) Diakiese stopped Lukasz Sajewski via strikes at 4:40 of the second round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I first started doing MMA back in 2010 but didnt really understand what it was. I walked into a local gym and it kinda rolled on from there.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Lonsdale Champion, BJJ Purple belt & numerous amateur titles.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This means the world to me. It is a dream come true. Now I want to be the champion.
What was your job before you started fighting? Working on the railways.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 9-0 as an amateur and won three British titles.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Bamma champion and undefeated
Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke
Favorite Striking technique: Double Jab/Right hand