The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Carlos Diego Ferreira entered this fight with a pro record of 15-2-0 (60% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 lightweight in the world. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2014 and 2015, against Beneil Dariush (Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Beneil Dariush) and Dustin Poirier (Dustin Poirier vs Carlos Diego Ferreira), but then he has won four fighs beating Rustam Khabilov in 2019.
His opponent, Mairbek Taisumov, has an official mma record of 27-5-0 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Michel Prazeres in 2014 (Mairbek Taisumov vs Michel Prazeres) but then he has won six consecutive fights beating Desmond Green in his last one. Ferreira vs Taisumov is on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier – UFC 242. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Where: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC 242 fight card (main card):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier
Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza 2
Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos
Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Mairbek Taisumov
Ferreira vs Taisumov Fight Video:
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