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TRAINING: I am training in all areas of MMA. However, for this fight I am more focused on wrestling and boxing. My routine is the same. I leave my house early in the morning and go to the city of São Paulo, 54kms away. And I only get back home late in the evening.
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