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Diego Torresean Nunes (born November 30, 1982) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. He has competed in Shooto, TFC, and various MMA promotions of lower profile. Nunes is a kickboxer, who also combines elements of jiu-jitsu in his fighting style. A plurality of his victories have been achieved by submission.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Diego trains with Team Nogueria Brazil. Nunes' professional career in mixed martial arts began in May 2004, when he defeated Jorge Santos Velho by technical knockout. Since then, he has gone only lost once, fighting in the GP, TFC, Shooto and most lately, WEC.

Diego won his WEC debut against Cole Province at WEC 37. Nunes was scheduled to fight Cub Swanson on the undercard at WEC 40, but a hand injury just days before the bout, forced Nunes to cancel the fight. He next fought Rafael Dias at WEC 42 on August 9, 2009. Nunes defeated Dias via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Nunes suffered his first professional loss to LC Davis via unanimous decision at WEC 44.

Nunes was expected to face Leonard Garcia on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47, but Nunes was forced from the card with an injury. Garcia will now face former UFC fighter George Roop.

MMA recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13-1 United States flag LC Davis Decision (Unanimous) WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo 11/18/2009 3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 13-0 Brazil flag Rafael Dias Decision (Unanimous) WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles 8/9/2009 3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 12-0 United States flag Cole Province Decision (Unanimous) WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia 12/3/2008 3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 11-0 Brazil flag Marcelo Franca Submission (Guillotine Choke)) Shooto - Brazil 8 8/30/2008 1 2:20 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 10-0 Brazil flag Henrique Mello KO (Kick) Top Fighting Championships 3 5/2/2007 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 9-0 Brazil flag Luciano Macarrao Submission (Guillotine Choke) Sul Fight Championship 1 9/16/2006 1 4:40 Brazil flag Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 8-0 Brazil flag Jetro Amaral Submission (Armbar) Storm Samurai 10 1/28/2006 1 N/A Brazil flag Brazil
Win 7-0 Brazil flag Piri Piri Submission (Guillotine Choke) Floripa Fight 1 11/26/2005 1 0:55 Brazil flag Florianopolis, Brazil
Win 6-0 Brazil flag Einstein Santana Submission (Guillotine Choke) Battle Front 1 5/29/2005 1 N/A Brazil flag Brazil
Win 5-0 Brazil flag Jorge Santos Velho TKO GP - Tornado 5 3/19/2005 1 N/A Brazil flag Brazil
Win 4-0 Brazil flag Giovani Diniz KO Profight Championships 3 1/31/2005 N/A N/A Brazil flag Brazil
Win 3-0 Brazil flag Lindomar Silva Submission (Guillotine Choke) GP - Tornado 3 10/28/2004 N/A N/A Brazil flag Brazil
Win 2-0 Brazil flag Michel Michel KO GP - Tornado 2 7/18/2004 1 0:30 Brazil flag Brazil
Win 1-0 Brazil flag Jorge Santos Velho TKO Copa Gaucha - Fight Center 2 5/15/2004 2 N/A Brazil flag Brazil

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