|From:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Brazil|
|Height:||5' 9" ( 175 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
UFC® Fight Night live from Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Saturday, February 15, 2014. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Feb 15, 2014
UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Arena Jaragua on February 14, 2014 in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Feb 14, 2014
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs Bader event at Mineirinho Arena on September 4, 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.Sep 04, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
||68||1||1||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||42||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
TRAINING: To be an MMA fighter, we have to train all martial arts like boxing and Muay Thai, but as our team is based on Jiu-Jitsu, we are always more focused on this. We also have physical preparation that is directed by Guiga Meirelles.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in wrestling in 1992, because of a fight I witnessed between Eugenio Tadeu and Wallid Ismail.
What ranks and titles have you held? World Champion, Pan American Champion, and Tetra Champion in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Brazilian champion in wrestling. Owner Jungle Fight Belt, San Jose Super Fight Belt.
Do you have any heroes? BATMAN
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The realization of a dream.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Some high school.
What was your job before you started fighting? Security in a nightclub.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in jiu-jitsu, black belt in wrestling.
Favorite grappling technique: Mata leao
Favorite striking technique: Direct combination with cross
• Pro since 2001
• 13 wins by submission, three by KO
• 11 first round finishes