Dhiego Lima Biography

( 1989 - )
May 9, 2019
First published on:November 11, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Dhiego Lima

Date of Birth: 1989, January 31
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Dhiego Lima
Birth Place Goiânia, Brazil
Famous Name Dhiego Lima
Father Fausto Lima
Mother Cologera Lima
Nationality Brazilian
Started career as MMA Fighter
Currently Working For UFC
Currently Married Yes
Married to Erica Lima
Children Three

Dhiego Lima is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The fighter has also competed in various promotions such as Titan FC, Legacy FC, MFC, and The Ultimate Fighter. A professional fighter since 2010, Dhiego Lima has compiled a record of 14-7-0 (Win-loss-draw).

The thirty years old fighter is married and has three children with his spouse. His total UFC career earning is reported $116,500. 

Dhiego Lima Net Worth and Earnings

Along with fame, Dhiego Lima has earned a huge fortune through his MMA career. In 2017, he re-signed to UFC. His UFC career disclosed earning is listed below the table. 




The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale



UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux



UFC 184



UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber



The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale



UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje



UFC 231



UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson



However, the exact figure of his net worth is under review but looking at his career his net worth is assumed no less than the six digit figure.  

Dhiego Lima Personal Life; Who is his Wife?

Dhiego Lima is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Erica Lima in June 2009. The couple shares three children together: a baby boy and two beautiful daughters. Among three, his oldest daughter, Veronica plays volleyball.

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Have a Happy Blessed new year!!! Feliz Abençoado ano novo a todos!!

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If we go through his official Instagram account, Lima often shares adorable family pictures to his 14.4k fan followers.  

Dhiego Lima Bio and Early Life

Goiania, Brazil native Dhieho Lima was born on 31st January 1989, to Fausto Lima and Cologera Lima. His star sign is Aquarius and as per nationality, he is Brazilian. Lima has a brother named, Douglas Lima, who is also a professional MMA fighter, competing in the welterweight division of Bellator.

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Happy birthday to my beautiful mother love you so much!! Parabéns pra minha mãe te amo muito daqui 30 dias estamos aí celebrando!!!!!!

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Talking about his MMA journey, Lima began training in mixed martial arts as a teenager. Later, he relocated to the United States with his brother, settling in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Dhiego Lima Professional Life

In the year 2010, Lima made his professional MMA career debut for regional promotions across North America, including a five-fight stint with Maximum Fighting Championship. Before auditioning for The Ultimate Fighter, Lima amassed a record of 9-1-0.

The Ultimate Fighter

In December 2013, it was reported that Lima would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19, representing Team Edgar at middleweight. Over the course of the show, he defeated Adam Stroup, Tim Williams, and Roger Zapata respectively.  

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On 6th July 2014, Lima made his UFC debut against Eddie Gordon at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale. He lost the fight via KO in round one but was awarded both Performance of the Season bonuses for his submission finishes throughout the season.  

Lima next faced Jorge de Olivera at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux, on 8th November 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

In 2015, Lima had 2 fights against Tim Means and Li Jinglang at UFC 184 and UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber respectively. Nevertheless, he loses both the bout. On 5th July 2015, Lima was released from UFC.

The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption

In February 2017, It was announced that Lima would compete on the UFC’s reality show in the 25th season on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption. Furthermore, he was selected 4th for Team Dillashaw. In the opening round, he faced Hayder Hassan and won by unanimous decision.

Similarly, Lima faced Gilbert Smith in the quarterfinals, winning the fight in round three. Then in semi-finals, he defeated Tom Gallicchio and was named to be the first fighter in the finals.  

Return to UFC

On 7th July 2017, Lima finally faced Jesse Taylor in the finals at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale, after his three years stints on the show. However, he lost the back-and-forth fight in round two through rear-naked choke submission.

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First battle done Thank you God!! Primeira batalha obrigado meu Deus!! #phil4:13 thank you @perfecting_athletes for everything you have taught me over the years!!!

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On 14th April 2018, he was defeated by Yushin Okami at UFC on Fox 29. He faced Chad Laprise at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018. He won the fight via KO (punch) in round one. 

On April 27, 2019, he defeated Court McGee at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson.

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