Diego Saraiva

Diego Saraiva - MMA, BJJ

Diego “The Octopus” Saraiva is a UFC veteran, Palace Fighting Championship (PFC) Lightweight Champion, and a Nova União Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, Saraiva has a professional mixed martial arts record of 19-13-1. He holds title belts in American Fight League, PFC (in 2 weight classes), WEF and was voted OTM’s Submission Grappler of the Year. His dedication and passion in training and sharing with others his knowledge/experience are qualities that helps his students become motivated, challenged, and closer to achieving their personal goals.

Saraiva’s Jiu-Jitsu titles as black belt include:

  • 2009-NAGA Black Belt Absolute Division
  • 2006-Budweiser World Cup Lightweight Champion
  • 2 Silver Medals at Arnold Championship
  • National Jiu Jitsu Champion
  • NAGA US National Champion; NAGA Georgia State Champion
  • 1 Gold/1 Bronze at 2005 Arnold Championship; Bronze Medalist at Pan American Games
  • Ohio Valley Champion
  • NAGA Georgia Absolute Division Champion
  • NAGA Chicago Absolute Division Champion
  • 2004 Pan American Bronze Medalist; USA vs Brazil Silver Medalist
  • Pro Am Champion; Arnold Gracie World Champion
  • American Cup Champion; NAGA Hawaii State Champion
  • NAGA Expert Division Champion
  • Bad Breed Midwest Challenge No Gi Pro Champion
  • Grapplemania Champion
  • Budweiser Cup Gi Gold Medalist
  • NAGA Hawaii Expert Division Champion
  • 2003-Florida State Champion;Casca Grossa Champion
  • Pan American Bronze Medalist




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