Carlos Diego Ferreira Biography

( 1985 - )
November 11, 2018
First published on:November 11, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Carlos Diego Ferreira

Date of Birth: 1985, January 18
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Carlos Diego Ferreira
Birth Place Careiro da Várzea, Amazonas, Brazil
Famous Name Carlos Diego Ferreira
Nationality Brazilian
Profession MMA Fighter
Started career as MMA Fighter
Currently Working For UFC
Currently Married Yes
Married to Yvonne Ferreira
Children Carlos Artur Ferreira

Carlos Diego Ferreira is a Brazilian professional MMA fighter currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship under the Lightweight division. The third-three-year-old fighter is the former Legacy FC lightweight champion and vacated the championship in May 2014 to join the UFC.

 

Apart from his career, Ferreira is a married man and shares an adorable baby boy with his wife. As of 2018, his total MMA earning is reported $135,000.

Carlos Diego Ferreira Early Life

A native of Careiro da Varzea, Amazonas, Carlos Diego Ferreira was born on 18th January 1985. Regarding his nationality, he is Brazilian. His star sign is Capricorn. 

He grew up playing football and started training when he was 10 as a hobby. After his first time on the mats, he was super excited to learn, but he had no idea what I was getting myself into. Subsequently, he fell in love with the sport and have been training since.

In 2008, Ferreira relocated to the United States and embarked on an MMA career a year later.

Carlos Diego Ferreira Professional Life

On 15th April 2011, Ferreira made his professional debut at SRFC 15 where he defeated his opponent, Joseph Daily. Following this, he amassed an undefeated record of 9-0 before signing to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC

At UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens, Ferreira made his debut against Colton Smith on 28th June 2014. He took home the UFC belt also winning a Performance of the Night bonus for the victory. Similarly, in his following bout, he defeated Ramsey Nijem at UFC 177, on 20th August 2014.

However, in his 3rd UFC fight, Ferreira was defeated by Beneil Dariush at UFC 179 on 25th October 2014. The following year, he had just one fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas, where he faced the lost via KO in round one.

Rebound from lost, Ferreira return to fight at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader where he faced Olivier Aubin Mercier. He won the fight via unanimous decision. In his next bout, he competed against Jared Gordon at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros and won the match.

Furthermore, Ferreira is scheduled to fight against John Makdessi at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018.  

Carlos Diego Ferreira Personal Life

Carlos Diego Ferreira, 33, is a happily married man. He exchanged the vows with his long-term girlfriend Yvonne Ferreira, a BJJ Purple Belt. However, there is no information regarding when they tied the knot or when they started dating.  On 7th November 2016, the duo welcomed their first baby boy named Carlos Artur Ferreira. Also, they are godparents to Kiron.

Carlos Diego Ferreira Net Worth

Carlos Diego Ferreira has earned his wealth widely through his MMA career. Since 2014, he is signed to UFC and his earning per fight are listed below.

Event

Earnings

Result

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens

$66,000

win

UFC 177

$20,000

Win

UFC 179

$15,000

Loss

UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas

$15,000

Loss

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader

$32,000

Win

UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros

$37,000

Win

Though the fighter has not disclosed the exact figure of his net worth, it is assumed to be no less than six digit number.


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