Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6' 4"
Reach: 79"
Weight: 254 lbs.


Jhonata Diniz, a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former kickboxer, is a remarkable name in the universe of combat sports. Born and bred in the land of ferocious fighters, he has confidently left his mark in both kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Precise, powerful, and persistent, Diniz is famed for his unique fight style that combined coiled intensity with explosive releases of power, wowing fans and reminding opponents of his prowess in the ring.

Diniz initially began his journey in the sports world as a kickboxer. He showcased his talents in GLORY and SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship, gaining recognition and respect among his peers. His first significant victory was on 31st July 2010 at Ichigeki Brazil 2010, São Paulo, where he defeated Jan Soukup. During this intense face-off, Soukup endured two knockdowns in the first and third rounds but persisted, leading the fight to be determined by decision in favor of Diniz.

Following that victory, Diniz continued his winning streak on 3rd September 2011, where he claimed the win in a 4-man muay thai rules tournament. He defeated Haime Morais in the semi-final and Saulo Cavalari in the final, both through unanimous decisions by the judges.

On 10th October 2012, Diniz made his splash debut for the Glory promotion at Glory 2: Brussels. Competing against Sebastian van Thielen, Diniz showcased his superior skills and was declared the winner, once again with a unanimous decision. Despite his promising start in the Glory promotion, Diniz experienced defeat in the 2012 Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam’s first round, Glory 4: Tokyo, held in Saitama, Japan, on 31st December 2012. He faced Daniel Ghiță, replacing Fabiano Cyclone, but was defeated in two two-minute rounds based on the tournament’s “best of three” format.

Suffering another loss, Diniz was defeated by Rico Verhoeven at Glory 7: Milan in Italy on 20th April 2013. However, showing his never say die attitude, on 23rd November 2013, at Glory 12: New York, Diniz emerged victorious against Igor Jurković by a first-round TKO. Moving forward, on 12th April 2014 at Glory 15: Istanbul in Turkey, Diniz faced Hesdy Gerges, where he lost the fight via a second-round TKO.

Despite occasional failures, Diniz never turned his back on wrestling fortune. On 16th October 2015, at ACB KB-3, he defeated Valentin Slavikovski by knockout in the first round. He continued his journey in ACB Kickboxing, taking down Kirk Krouba in the third round and winning the Heavyweight title at ACB KB 6: Battle in Brussels on 5th June 2016. On 10th June 2017, at Glory 42 Paris, Diniz lost to Nicolas Wamba after a unanimous decision.

Even in defeat, Diniz’s spirit proved indomitable. He bounced back from his loss with a victory over Mikhail Tyuterev at ACB-KB 17 in Pskov, Russia, on 5th August 2018. On 20th April 2018, at ACB KB 15: Grand Prix Kitek, Diniz lost his Absolute Championship Akhmat Heavyweight Kickboxing title to Tsotne Rogava by unanimous decision. The 2018 season ended with another loss for Diniz as he was defeated in the third round by high kick knockout against the defending champion Mladen Brestovac at FFC 31.

After a hiatus of two years, Diniz made a triumphant return to the sport in November 2021 at Superkombat Universe. He faced Asdren Gashi and shocked the crowd with a second-round technical knockout. He then took part in the heavyweight division at the 2021 Taneft Cup, winning the title after defeating Maksim Bolotov, Dmitriy Vasenev, and Valeriy Bizyaev.

Diniz made his mixed martial arts debut at Spartacus MMA 5 on 21st May 2022. He dominated the ring, winning by technical knockout in the first round against Rodrigo Dragão. Later he faced Guilherme Lazzarini at Imortal FC 11 on 11th November 2022, and Rodrigo Duarte at Imortal FC 12 on 19th March 2023, winning each fight with a first-round knockout.

On 12th September 2023, Diniz faced Eduardo Neves at Dana White’s Contender Series 62, winning by TKO and was awarded a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is currently scheduled to face Austen Lane in UFC on ESPN 55 on 27th April 2024. The journey of Jhonata Diniz is a riveting narrative of perseverance, resilience, and a demonstration of sheer prowess in mixed martial arts and kickboxing. It is a journey of thrilling victories, bouncing back from painful losses, and the making of a noted combatant.

Fight History


Who Won The Match Between Jhonata Diniz And Eduardo Neves?
Jhonata Diniz won the match against Eduardo Neves by a first-round TKO at Dana White's Contender Series on Sep 12, 2023.

Who Is Jhonata Diniz On ESPN?
Jhonata Diniz is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former kickboxer who is covered on ESPN.

What Is Jhonata Diniz's Record On Sherdog?
As of my latest knowledge, detailed current information about Jhonata Diniz's MMA record is not available on Sherdog.

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