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Diego Pereira Brandao Wiki Biography
Diego Pereira Brandao is a mixed martial artist (MMA) born on 27th May 1987, in Fortaleza, Brazil. He is probably best-known as the winner of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller” show. He has most recently competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Have you ever wondered how rich Diego Brandao is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Diego Brandao’s net worth is over $1 million, as of February 2018. Brandao accumulated his wealth through a popular and successful career in sports, which he started in 2005. Since he is still a very active sportsman, his net worth continues to grow.
Diego Brandao Net Worth $1 Million
Diego made his MMA debut in a fight against Michel Bastos, which he won via submission. However, his biggest and most important win to date remains against Brain Foster, a veteran of UFC, who he defeated in the first round. He later became a permanent member of Jackson’s MMA, and is now managed by New Idea Sports & Marketing.
It was in 2011 that Brandao signed with the UFC in order to compete on “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller” show, in which he fought Jesse Newell to enter the Ultimate Fighter house, which made him the Team Bisping no. 1 featherweight pick. Fighting his way through the show, Diego made it to the semi-finals where he faced former WEC fighter Bryan Caraway whom he defeated via KO, securing him an entrance to the finale against Dennis Bermudez, Brandao’s official UFC debut in December 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, his victory being the first featherweight winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 14”, plus winning the “Fight of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” honors, with extra payment bonuses, significantly lifting his net worth.
In the following period, Diego faced opponents such as Darren Elkins at UFC 146, Joey Gambino at UFC 153, Pablo Garza at UFC on Fuel TV 9, Daniel Pineda at UFC Fight Night 26 among many others. In September 2015 Brandao faced Katsunori Kikuno at UFC Fight Night 75 whom he defeated and earned his first Performance of the Night bonus award. However, a few months later, it was announced that Diego had tested positive for marijuana, and he was eventually released from the UFC on account of a felony arrest in April 2016. In October the same year he signed a contract to fight against Russian MMA superstar Rasul Mirzaev; his opponent pulled out of the bout two months later, however, the fight eventually took place at Fight Nights 5 in January 2017, when Brandao won.
When it comes to his private life, there is no information concerning his marital status. In April 2016 it was reported that Diego was arrested after allegedly hitting a strip club employee with a gun, but Brandao’s explanation of self-defence was accepted, and he was released on a $15,000 bond.
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 27, 1987|
|Place Of Birth||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist (MMA)|
|UFC on Fox||2013-2015||TV Series||Himself|
|UFC PPV Events||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|UFC 146: Velasquez v Dos Santos||2012||TV Movie||Himself|