Paulo
Thiago
15-8-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 15-8-0
Summary: Very focused, strong chin

Fighter Info

From: Brasilia Brazil
Fights Out Of: Brasilia Brazil
Age: 34
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
649
39% Successful
254
Types of Successful Strikes
0
254
59% Standing
29%
12%
151
73
30
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
44
32% Successful
14
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
12
19
3
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

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

Career

Key Opponents

Josh Koscheck
Josh Koscheck
19-10-0
( W-L-D )
David Mitchell
David Mitchell
12-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Mike Swick UFC® 109 RELENTLESS

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