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Diego Brandao anxious to get back inside the Octagon

Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao made an impact with his season-winning victory over Dennis Bermudez. Now, the ferocious BJJ black belt is ready to get back to work.

Brandao has a bout with Darren Elkins scheduled for UFC 146 on May 26, his first since defeating Bermudez in December.

“My preparation is great, the guys at the gym really help me,” said Brandao in a recent interview with Tatame. “I have great sparring and I’m training a lot of wrestling since my opponent likes to fight on the ground.”

Brandao has been working with the crew at Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico where Jon Jones has been preparing for his light heavyweight title-defense against Rashad Evans this weekend.

Greg Jackson, besides being a great coach, is also a wonderful person,” explained the 24-year old. “I’m really happy to be a part of it. Jon Jones trains here and you see him saying things, thanking everybody; it’s very exciting.”

Brandao will bring a 14-7 career record into the Octagon including four consecutive wins.


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