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Thoughts on opponent, Andre Fili? Andre Fili is a very tough guy. He is very complete and trains with great MMA fighters.
TRAINING: I'm training two to three times daily, only resting on Sundays. Tuesday and Thursday are my toughest workouts, where I do 15 hard rounds of sparring, wrestling-specific drills and Muay Thai training.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started Judo and Tae Kwon Do when I was 12 years old, Muay Thai when I was 14 and MMA when I was 18. I started because I wanted to do something physical and stay active.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Muay Thai and brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? God
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true; it means everything to me as a fighter and is where I always wanted to fight.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was in high school
Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock from guard
Favorite striking technique: Kicks