Photo of Nick Diaz
Team Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Age 36
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight Class Middleweight

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 Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2015 NC
(27-9-0)
Anderson Silva
(33-6-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
No Contest
UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/16/2013 L
(27-8-0)
Georges St-Pierre
(23-2-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 158: Diaz vs. St-Pierre
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2012 L
(27-7-0)
Carlos Condit
(27-5-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 169.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/29/2011 W
(26-7-0)
BJ Penn
(16-7-2)
WW
(170.0 vs. 169.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/09/2011 W
(25-7-0)
Paul Daley
(26-10-2)
WW
(169.8 vs. 169.4)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
1 4:57
Official MMA Fight Results 01/29/2011 W
(24-7-0)
Evangelista Santos
(18-13-0)
WW Submission (Arm Bar)
Strikeforce San Jose
2 4:50
Official MMA Fight Results 10/09/2010 W
(23-7-0)
KJ Noons
(10-2-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 169.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce San Jose: Diaz vs. Noons II
5 5:00
NSF 05/29/2010 W
(22-7-0)
Hayato Sakurai
(32-10-2)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Dream 14
1 0:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/30/2010 W
(21-7-0)
Marius Zaromskis
(14-3-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 169.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
STRIKEFORCE - MIAMI
1 4:38
Official MMA Fight Results 06/06/2009 W
(20-7-0)
Scott Smith
(15-5-0)
MW
(179.0 vs. 179.5)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
3 1:41
Official MMA Fight Results 04/11/2009 W
(19-7-0)
Frank Shamrock
(23-9-2)
MW TKO/RSC
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
2 3:57
Official MMA Fight Results 07/26/2008 W
(18-7-0)
Thomas Denny
(26-16-0)
WW
(159.5 vs. 159.0)
TKO/RSC
Elite XC
2 0:30
NSF 06/14/2008 W
(17-7-0)
Muhsin Corbbrey
(8-3-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
EliteXC: Return of the King
3 3:59
NSF 05/11/2008 W
(16-7-0)
Katsuya Inoue
(15-4-2)
TKO/RSC
Dream 3- Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarter Finals
2 1:45
Official MMA Fight Results 11/10/2007 L
(16-6-0)
KJ Noons
(5-2-0)
WW
(160.0 vs. 160.0)
TKO/RSC
EliteXC: Renegade
2 0:10
NSF 09/15/2007 W
(15-6-0)
Mike Aina
(9-5-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
EliteXC: Uprising
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/24/2007 W
(14-6-0)
Takanori Gomi
(27-3-0)
WW
(161.0 vs. 161.0)
Submission (Choke)
Pride 33: Second Coming
2 1:46
Official MMA Fight Results 11/18/2006 W
(13-6-0)
Gleison Tibau
(12-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC 65: Bad Intentions
2 2:27
Official MMA Fight Results 08/26/2006 W
(12-6-0)
Josh Neer
(17-4-1)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Kimura)
UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
3 1:42
Official MMA Fight Results 05/12/2006 W
(11-6-0)
Raymond Steinbeiss
(8-0-0)
WW
(167.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
International Cage Fighting Organization 1: Stockton
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2006 L
(11-5-0)
Sean Sherk
(29-2-1)
WW
(171.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 59: Reality Check
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2006 L
(11-4-0)
Joe Riggs
(23-6-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 169.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/05/2005 L
(11-3-0)
Diego Sanchez
(13-0-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/04/2005 W
(10-3-0)
Koji Oishi
(11-3-4)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
1 1:24
Official MMA Fight Results 02/05/2005 W
(9-3-0)
Drew Fickett
(24-2-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 51: Super Saturday
1 4:40
Official MMA Fight Results 08/21/2004 L
(9-2-0)
Karo Parisyan
(11-3-0)
WW
(168.5 vs. 169.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 49: Unfinished Business
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/02/2004 W
(8-2-0)
Robbie Lawler
(8-1-0)
WW
(168.0 vs. 169.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 47: It's On
2 1:31
Official MMA Fight Results 09/26/2003 W
(7-2-0)
Jeremy Jackson
(6-3-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 44: Undisputed
3 2:04
NSF 07/19/2003 W
(6-2-0)
Jeremy Jackson
(6-2-0)
TKO/RSC
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 18
1 4:33
NSF 03/27/2003 W
(5-2-0)
Joe Hurley
(12-2-0)
Submission (Kimura)
WEC 6: Return of a Legend
1 1:55
NSF 12/14/2002 L
(5-1-0)
Kuniyoshi Hironaka
(4-1-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Shooto
3 5:00
NSF 10/24/2002 W
(4-1-0)
Harris Sarmiento
(0-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Stoppage from Strikes)
Warriors Quest 8: Young Guns
2 1:47
NSF 09/28/2002 W
(2-0-0)
Blaine Tyler
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain
2 0:00
NSF 09/28/2002 W
(2-0-0)
Adam Lynn
(2-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain
1 0:00
NSF 09/28/2002 L
(2-0-0)
Jeremy Jackson
(2-2-0)
TKO/RSC
Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain
1 0:49
NSF 07/12/2002 W
(1-0-0)
Chris Lytle
(8-6-5)
Decision (Split Decision)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 17
3 5:00
NSF 08/31/2001 W
(0-0-0)
Mike Wick
(0-0-0)
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