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Diego Pereira Brandao was born May 27, 1987 and is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Fighting professionally since 2005, Brandao has made a name for himself fighting in the United States and in his home country of Brazil. He was the winner of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.

Brandão made his MMA debut against Michel Bastos which he won via submission. He went 3-1 before fighting against UFC veteran Ronys Torres. He lost the fight by TKO due to punches. He got his biggest win to date against longtime UFC veteran Brian Foster in which he won by highlight reel KO in the first round. After that win he went 6-4 with 3 wins by KO, 2 by submission, and 1 by decision before signing with the UFC.

Brandão later became a permanent member of Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and now managed by New Idea Sports & Marketing.

Brandão officially made his UFC debut on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale against Dennis Bermudez to determine the first ever featherweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 14. After a back-and-forth first round Brandão was knocked down and hit with heavy shots on the ground until he caught Bermudez with an armbar, and quickly forced the tapout. With his performance, Brandão was awarded Fight of the Night as well as Submission of the Night honors giving him a total of $80,000 in bonuses. During the post-fight interview Diego proclaimed of his mother; "The only thing on my mind [is to] buy her [a] house".

Brandão fought Darren Elkins on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Brandão lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Brandão fought and defeated Joey Gambino on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153 via unanimous decision.

Brandão faced Pablo Garza on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9.  He won the fight via first round submission.

Brandão faced Daniel Pineda on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. He won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Brandão faced Dustin Poirier on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. There was some bad blood between the two that was evident during the staredown at the weigh-in, with Poirier claiming Brandão had threatened to, "Stab me in the neck." Brandão weighed in at 153 pounds, seven pounds over the accepted 146-pound limit for a featherweight non-title fight. Brandão would continue to cut weight and weighed in an hour later, but could only get down to 151.5 pounds. He was fined 25 percent of his purse, but the bout went on as scheduled. He lost the fight via KO in the first round.

Brandão was expected to face Will Chope on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.  However, Chope was released from UFC when documents were released that showed Chope was discharged from the U.S. Air Force for domestic violence towards his ex-wife.

Brandão was expected to face promotional newcomer Brian Ortega on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate FIghter Brazil 3 Finale. However, Brandão pulled out of the bout in the days leading up to the event citing an injury. Due to the late nature of the change, officials did not try to find a replacement and Ortega was pulled from the card as well.

Brandão faced Conor McGregor on July 19, 2014 at UFC FIght Night 46, replacing an injured Cole Miller. Brandão lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Brandão was expected to face Jimy Hettes on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. However, the fight was canceled right before the event started, as Hettes passed out backstage. He was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. Subsequently, the bout with Hettes was rescheduled for April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15. Brandão won the fight due to a doctor stoppage between the first and second round.

Brandão is expected to face Katsunori Kikuno on September 27, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 75.

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