Dhiego Lima


Injury Neck
Est. Return 3/1/2020
Undergoes successful neck surgery
February 14, 2020
Lima underwent successful neck fusion surgery Thursday, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
It was originally thought that Lima -- who pulled out of a fight with Alex Moreno in January due to the neck issue -- wouldn't require surgery, though the 31-year-old ultimately opted for the procedure after a few weeks. He's expected to be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days, though it remains to be seen when he'll be cleared to return to the octagon.
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Fight cancelled due to neck injury
January 22, 2020
Lima has been forced to cancel his fight with Alex Morono at UFC 247 due to a neck injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
Lima reportedly won't require surgery to address his neck injury, but he'll be forced to skip training for the next four-to-five weeks. He'll look to add to his three-fight winning streak when healthy and given another opportunity to enter the octagon.
Draws Morono at UFC 247
December 5, 2019
Lima will take on Alex Morono in a welterweight matchup at UFC 247 on Feb. 8, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
Like Morono, Lima enters this matchup on a three-fight winning streak, but both of his most recent wins have been of the split-decision variety. Lima will enter with a big advantage in offensive wrestling, though Morono's striking numbers are far superior. Given Morono was taken down four times in his last fight, this will presumably be a strategy Lima turns to early. It will be Lima with a three-inch advantage in both height and reach when the cage doors close on the two combatants.
Runs win streak to three straight
October 5, 2019
Lima defeated Luke Jumeau via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 243 on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia.
Lima fought considerably better than the "split decision" term would lead you to believe. He pounded Jumeau's leg early and often, saw it was working, and stuck with it. Lima is a below-average athlete and has a limited offensive arsenal, but he saw a weakness in Jumeau's armor and deserves full credit for taking advantage of it. It's awfully difficult to believe if you have ever seen some of his weaker performances, but Lima is now somehow riding a three-fight win streak dating back to December 2018. His recent string of successes aside, the UFC needs to be very careful regarding who they match Lima up against next time out.
Takes fight in Melbourne
July 26, 2019
Lima will face Luke Jumeau at UFC 243 in Melbourne, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Lima will enter this fight having won his last two bouts, although he lost his previous three bouts prior to that. A win over Jumeau will move his overall professional record to 15-7.
Picks up split decision to start UFC Fort Lauderdale
April 27, 2019
Lima defeated Court McGee via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.
The official striking battle ended in a dead heat in this one, though each fighter certainly had their moments. Lima was the more accurate striker, landed 47 significant strikes to the head of McGee and connecting overall at a 40 percent accuracy rate. On the other hand, McGee was credited with a knockdown in the second round, though Lima was ultimately able to survive. After dropping his first two fights with the promotion, the Brazilian has evened his UFC record at 2-2.