Ousmane Thomas Diagne
Ousmane Thomas Diagne is a French professional MMA fighter currently competing in the lightweight division. He formerly competed for Strikeforce.
Diagne, who is from France, is a longtime practitioner of Sanshou, a Chinese form of kickboxing, and has won six titles in the sport. Diagne transitioned into MMA, under the tutelage of Cung Le.
Diagne made his professional mixed martial arts debut on May 15, 2009 at Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina against Kaleo Kwan. Diagne won via unanimous decision.
He made his next appearance on November 6, 2009 at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista against Merritt Warren. Diagne lost via submission in the first round.
Diagne then fought at Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe on July 23, 2010, facing off against Caros Fodor and lost via unanimous decision.
At Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy on February 18, 2011, Diagne fought Aaron Franco and lost via knockout in the first round.
Diagne left Strikeforce with a 1-3 record, and proceeded to go on a four-fight winning streak, before losing his last fight to Brandon Ricetti on June 28, 2014, via rear-naked choke.