|Summary:||Striking and jiu jitsu|
|From:||Sao Paulo Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Sao Paulo Brazil|
|Height:||5' 9" ( 175 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 08: UFC on FUEL TV event at Paulo Sarasate Arena on June 8, 2013 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.Jun 08, 2013
UFC on FUEL TV 10 weigh-in at Paulo Sarasate Arena on June 7, 2013 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jun 07, 2013
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TRAINING: I get up very early and do my cardio. I then train my Muay Thai at Chute Boxe with Diego Lima. At night I do MMA sparring in a cage.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 20, I started muay Thai. Then I started MMA a couple of years later.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am PFC and NITRIX champ
Do you have any heroes? My teammates at Chute Boxe.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I teach at a Muay Thai gym.
Favorite grappling technique: Choke
Favorite Striking technique: Left Hook
• Pro since 2008
• Coming off March 2013 win over UFC vet Chris Wilson
• Seven wins by submission, four by rear naked choke
• Three first round finishes