Single Brazilian fighter on the card of UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Sweden, Diego Brandao successfully represented the country and won an important victory in the first round of the American Pablo Garza, the category of feathers.
Even with the handicap scale, Diego Brandao gave no chance to the opponent in the standup and on the ground. The Ceará threatened Pablo Garza with flying knees, and when he had the opportunity to corner the opponent in the grid, dropped with an amazing double leg.
In the struggle of land, Diego Brandao quickly passed guard, made the finished assembled and Pablo Garza with an arm triangle. When interviewed after the fight, the athlete tupiniquim not bother with the Swedes present at Erickson Arena Globe and thanked his training partners in Portuguese. Furthermore, he confirmed that his tactic was always to defeat the U.S. using jiu-jitsu.
The victory over Pablo Garza was the third of Diego Brandao in the UFC. He debuted in the organization in December 2011 to compete in the Grand Final of the 14th edition of TUF in the U.S.. The Ceara defeated Dennis Bermudez and was crowned the first champion of the Brazilian reality show.
In May last year, Diego Brandao returned to the Octagon against Darren Elkins, but was defeated. He recovered in October by beating Joey Gambino at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro.