|Summary:||Very focused, strong chin|
|Fights Out Of:||Brasilia Brazil|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
UFC Fight Night event inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium on September 13, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 13, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
UFC Fight Night Brasilia Open Workouts at the Brasilia Shopping mall on September 11, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 11, 2014
May 31, 2014
TRAINING: I cycle one hour to the gym in the morning, then I have a two-hour training session. After that I cycle another hour back home. In the evenings I do another training session for one hour. I do this routine from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday morning I do an extra hour.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Judo at age of 5. I was inspired by my older brother.
What ranks and titles have you held? Storm, 4 Time Jungle Fight Champion, Conquista Fight, Capital Fight And Brasilia Gp. 6 Time Brasilia Jiu-Jitsu Champion; 5 Time Jiu-Jitsu State Champion; jiu-jitsu black belt under Ataide Jr.
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? 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`m still a police officer (special operations)
Favorite grappling technique: Leglock
Favorite striking technique: High kick
- Member of Brazilian special operations police force
- Eight wins by submission (three by arm triangle, one each by rear naked, triangle, guillotine, anaconda, D’Arce)
- Two of last six wins by KO
- Win over Koscheck was one of the biggest knockouts and upsets of 2009