Diego Brandao News

Sep 7, 2017 11:20 am

VIDEO | Diego Brandao explains chaotic fight in Russia against Akhmed Aliev

The Fight Nights Global 73 main event in Russia between Diego Brandao and Akhmed Aliev had one of the strangest endings in mixed martial arts. Brandao lost by TKO after jumping out of the cage in the second round after both opponents threw illegal strikes. Brandao spoke with MMA Fighting about the controversial contest with...

Sep 4, 2017 3:48 pm

VIDEO | Diego Brandao appears to bite his opponents ear at FNG 73

Former UFC fighter Diego Brandao squared off with Akhmet Aliev in the main event of FNG 73 today in Kaspiysk, Dagestan. Brandao entered the contest on a two-fight winning streak, with both of those wins coming by form of stoppage. At the 3:25 mark of the second-round it appears that Diego Brandao actually decided to...

Jan 31, 2017 11:58 am

VIDEO | Diego Brandao submits opponent with insane helicopter armbar

Diego Brandao submits opponent with helicopter armbar Diego Brandao submits opponent with helicopter armbar Posted by Shokunin on Monday, January 30, 2017 At EFN 58, former UFC fighter Diego Brandao picked up an impressive 2nd round armbar win over Murad Machaev in what could very well be an early contender for ‘Submission of the Year’....

May 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Diego Brandao suspended 9 months, fined 30% of purse for failed drug test

Diego Brandao recently found himself as a free agent in the MMA market after he was arrested for aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and assault with a deadly weapon last month. Prior to that however, Brandao was submitted by Brian Ortega back at UFC 195. Following the fight, Brandao failed a drug test when he tested...

Apr 28, 2016 1:09 pm

Report: Diego Brandao faces consequences from UFC for felony charges

UFC featherweight Diego Brandao has found himself in a world of trouble after an alleged incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico that resulted in his arrest. “The Ultimate Fighter 14” winner was arrested on April 14th after an incident outside of a strip club. Brandao allegedly pointed a gun at several people and pistol whipped an...

Apr 19, 2016 10:24 am

New details emerge in Diego Brandao’s arrest

News broke late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested on April 14th after an incident outside of a strip club that saw Brandao point a gun at several people, and even pistol whip an employee of the club. New details emerged today after MMAJunkie obtained a police report from the Albuquerque...

Apr 17, 2016 11:44 am

UFC issues statement on Diego Brandao’s strip club assault charges

News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal. Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the...

Apr 17, 2016 11:38 am

Photo | Diego Brandao mug shot

News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal. Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the...

Apr 16, 2016 9:29 pm

Diego Brandao arrested after hitting strip club employee with gun

News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal. Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the...