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TRAINING: I did a pre-camp wrestling camp in Turkey with the Turkish national wrestling team, then came to Thailand, where I do three training sessions a day, including strength and conditioning, wrestling and light sparring. My training partners Yasubey Enomoto and Arbi Agujev came here to help me train, along with my wrestling coach George Hickman, Strength coach Andrew Wood and MMA Coach Roger Huerta.
When and why did you start training to become a fighter? Since my childhood I was thrilled by the fights. I started in 2007 to train MMA and fight professionally.
What ranks and titles have you held? M-1 Champion Western Europe. Grappling NAGA belt in Monaco
Do you have any heroes? I don´t have heroes but I like the fight style of Cain Velasquez.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was worked with kids in some areas in Vienna
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? BJJ Champion in Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I won some tournaments in Central Europe in BJJ, wrestling and boxing.
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite striking technique: Head kick