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BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 03: Elias Silverio weighs in during the UFC weigh-in event at Mineirinho Arena on September 3, 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: First workout: Jui Jitsu 1 1/2 hours; four-hour break; second workout: Muay Thai 1 1/2 hours.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I turned pro in 2011 and never stopped training. I always try to be prepared.
What ranks and titles have you held? Jungle Fight middleweight champion
Do you have any heroes? Anderson Silva.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I am proud to represent Brazil at the world's largest event.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Security
Favorite Striking technique: Muay Thai.