Bio

Nickolas Diaz is an American professional mixed martial artist and a Cesar Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Nick is both former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion. He is also a respected triathlete and an outspoken supporter of cannabis and organic, plant-based nutrition.  

 

Martial Arts Highlights

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship 
    • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. B.J. Penn 
    • Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Josh Neer 
  • Strikeforce
    • Strikeforce Welterweight Championship (One time; First)
    • Most successful welterweight title defenses in Strikeforce (Three)
    • Most consecutive welterweight title defenses in Strikeforce (Three)
    • 2010 Fight of the Year vs. KJ Noons on October 9
  • World Extreme Cagefighting
    • WEC Welterweight Championship (One time; First)
  • International Sport Karate Association
    • ISKA MMA Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • International Fighting Championship
    • IFC U.S. Welterweight Championship (One time)
    • One successful title defense
    • IFC Americas Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Athlete
    • UA 4 Welterweight Tournament Runner-Up
  • Sherdog Awards
    • 2011 Round of the Year vs. Paul Daley on April 9; Round 1
    • 2011 All-Violence First Team
  • Inside Fights
    • 2007 Fight of the Year vs. Takanori Gomi on February 24

Submission grappling

  • US Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open
    • 2004 Purple Belt Gold Medalist
  • Pan-American Championship Jiu Jitsu
    • Pan-American Brown Belt Medium Weight Division Championship