Photo of Nick Diaz
Team Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Age 35
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight 169 lbs.

Nick Diaz is a former WEC and IFC Welterweight champion. He has also competed in the UFC, PRIDE FC, Elite Xtreme Combat (before it ceased operations), and Strikeforce. Diaz was promoted to a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Cesar Gracie on May 8, 2007. Diaz is known for having a very modified sport BJJ style that suits his MMA career very well. Diaz lists his favorite submission as the kimura, and he is widely known for his impressive upsidedown guard. Diaz currently teaches jiu-jitsu at Pacific Coast Martial Arts in Stockton, California. Diaz is also a professional boxer and fights in the Super Middleweight weight class.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 27-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 11 years, 6 months, 16 days
Rounds Fought 72.8
Avg. Fights/Year 3.1
Longest Layoff 1 year, 1 month, 12 days
Quickest Turnaround 3 weeks, 5 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 13 9 5
Losses 2 0 7
Finish Rate 81.5%
Finished Rate 22.2%
Win by Decision Rate 18.5%
Loss by Decision Rate 77.8%
Win by KO Rate 48.1%
Loss by KO Rate 22.2%
Win by SUB Rate 33.3%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 01:24
Fastest KO 01:24
Fastest SUB 01:55
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.7
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 08:39
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 14:26
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Weightclass Opponent Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2015 NC MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
Anderson Silva No Contest
UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/16/2013 L WW
(169.0 vs. 170.0)
Georges St-Pierre Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 158: Diaz vs. St-Pierre
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2012 L WW
(169.0 vs. 169.0)
Carlos Condit Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/29/2011 W WW
(170.0 vs. 169.0)
BJ Penn Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/09/2011 W WW
(169.8 vs. 169.4)
Paul Daley TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
1 4:57
Official MMA Fight Results 01/29/2011 W WW Evangelista Santos Submission (Arm Bar)
Strikeforce San Jose
2 4:50
Official MMA Fight Results 10/09/2010 W WW
(169.5 vs. 169.0)
KJ Noons Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce San Jose: Diaz vs. Noons II
5 5:00
NSF 05/29/2010 W Hayato Sakurai Submission (Arm Bar)
Dream 14
1 0:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/30/2010 W WW
(169.5 vs. 169.0)
Marius Zaromskis TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
STRIKEFORCE - MIAMI
1 4:38
Official MMA Fight Results 06/06/2009 W MW
(179.0 vs. 179.5)
Scott Smith Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
3 1:41
Official MMA Fight Results 04/11/2009 W MW Frank Shamrock TKO/RSC
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
2 3:57
Official MMA Fight Results 07/26/2008 W WW
(159.5 vs. 159.0)
Thomas Denny TKO/RSC
Elite XC
2 0:30
NSF 06/14/2008 W Muhsin Corbbrey TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
EliteXC: Return of the King
3 3:59
NSF 05/11/2008 W Katsuya Inoue TKO/RSC
Dream 3- Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarter Finals
2 1:45
Official MMA Fight Results 11/10/2007 L WW
(160.0 vs. 160.0)
KJ Noons TKO/RSC
EliteXC: Renegade
2 0:10
NSF 09/15/2007 W Mike Aina Decision (Unanimous Decision)
EliteXC: Uprising
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/24/2007 W WW
(161.0 vs. 161.0)
Takanori Gomi Submission (Choke)
Pride 33: Second Coming
2 1:46
Official MMA Fight Results 11/18/2006 W Gleison Tibau TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC 65: Bad Intentions
2 2:27
Official MMA Fight Results 08/26/2006 W WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Josh Neer Submission (Kimura)
UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
3 1:42
Official MMA Fight Results 05/12/2006 W WW
(167.0 vs. 170.0)
Raymond Steinbeiss Decision (Unanimous Decision)
International Cage Fighting Organization 1: Stockton
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2006 L WW
(171.0 vs. 170.0)
Sean Sherk Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 59: Reality Check
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2006 L WW
(170.0 vs. 169.5)
Joe Riggs Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/05/2005 L WW
(170.0 vs. 170.5)
Diego Sanchez Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/04/2005 W Koji Oishi TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
1 1:24
Official MMA Fight Results 02/05/2005 W WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Drew Fickett TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 51: Super Saturday
1 4:40
Official MMA Fight Results 08/21/2004 L WW
(168.5 vs. 169.0)
Karo Parisyan Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 49: Unfinished Business
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/02/2004 W WW
(168.0 vs. 169.0)
Robbie Lawler TKO/RSC
UFC 47: It's On
2 1:31
Official MMA Fight Results 09/26/2003 W WW
(169.5 vs. 170.0)
Jeremy Jackson Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 44: Undisputed
3 2:04
NSF 07/19/2003 W Jeremy Jackson TKO/RSC
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 18
1 4:33
NSF 03/27/2003 W Joe Hurley Submission (Kimura)
WEC 6: Return of a Legend
1 1:55
NSF 12/14/2002 L Kuniyoshi Hironaka Decision (Split Decision)
Shooto
3 5:00
NSF 10/24/2002 W Harris Sarmiento TKO/RSC (Corner Stoppage from Strikes)
Warriors Quest 8: Young Guns
2 1:47
NSF 09/28/2002 W Blaine Tyler TKO/RSC
Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain
2 0:00
NSF 09/28/2002 W Adam Lynn Submission (Arm Bar)
Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain
1 0:00
NSF 09/28/2002 L Jeremy Jackson TKO/RSC
Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain
1 0:49
NSF 07/12/2002 W Chris Lytle Decision (Split Decision)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 17
3 5:00
NSF 08/31/2001 W Mike Wick Submission (Triangle Choke)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 15
1 3:43
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class