It has been announced today by BAMMA in the UK that their lightweight champion Marc Diakiese has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
Diakiese, 23-years of age with a record of an unbeaten record of 9-0, is considered one of the UK’s brightest prospects and has a stunning resume full of highlight reel knockouts.
The man from Doncaster, South Yorkshire was last in action back in May at BAMMA 25: Night Of Champions. That evening, he faced his long-time rival Kane Mousah who up until that point also had an unbeaten record.
While many were expecting it to be a hard-fought battle between the two, Diakiese finished the fight in devastating fashion after just 36-seconds of the first round with the first punch that he threw. The knockout sent the Birmingham crowd that evening into a frenzy and the talk after the fight was all about when Diakiese would take the step up to the world stage.
Seemingly the UFC didn’t any more convincing and shortly after fight, the British lightweight was approached by the UFC to sign a multi-fight deal that has had pen put to paper.
Diakiese trains at the Atherton Submission Wrestling which is the current training camp of other UK talents such as UFC middleweight Scott Askham and former UFC featherweight Mike Wilkinson.
The lightweight brings with him a devastating all round package with knockout power, a solid ground game and the durability to go the distance if required. Diakiese will be entering one of the UFC’s strongest divisions but based on the evidence so far, there’s no reason to think that he won’t become a big player in the not too distant future.
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