|Height:||6' 2" ( 187 cm )|
|Weight:||205 lb ( 93 kg )|
Wrestler Krsztof Soszynski takes on a former Capoeria teacher in Andre Gusmao in this battle of disciplines at UFC® 98.May 23, 2009
Andre Gusmao and Jon Jones are two highly touted prospects with undefeated records. Gusmao is a Brazilian fighter who combines Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira. Jones is a JUCO wrestling champion whose length produces some creative striking as well.Aug 09, 2008
||42||2||0||2||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve been in martial arts since the age of 14 - first Capoeira, and then after some years I started with jiu-jitsu. I got into MMA about three years ago.
What ranks and titles have you held? IFL team champion with the Pit Bulls
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the biggest test a fighter can have.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, but I never finished. I came to the US to pursue my dreams.
What was your job before you started fighting? Capoeira teacher
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Professor of Capoeira, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
Favorite grappling technique: takedowns
Favorite Striking technique: kicks