|Nickname:||Soldier of God|
|From:||Pinar del Rio Cuba|
|Fights Out Of:||Coconut Creek, FL USA|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
Lisa Foiles runs down all of the recent fight announcements, including Nico Musoke's bout in his home state, Brandon Thatch's return to the Octagon, and a middleweight tilt between Yoel Romero and Jacare Souza.Nov 14, 2014
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UFC 184: Weidman vs. BelfortFeb 28, 2015
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TRAINING: My training never changes. I train three times a day, six days a week and mix it up between the different disciplines.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Six years ago
What ranks and titles have you held? I have had almost every medal in every wrestling tournament I ever entered, from World championships to Olympic games; also Pan Am championships, World cups, and many, many other international wrestling tournaments and invitationals. Won Silver medal in freestyle wrestling in the 2000 Olympics
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is my dream. When I found out I was in the UFC, I picked up my wife and danced her around the room. I'm so excited.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelor degree in Sports science
What was your job before you started fighting? Just wrestling in the German league.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: None, but I will become a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black belt.
Favorite grappling technique: I love them all - I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite striking technique: All of them
- Pro since 2009
- Win over Tavares was first by decision
- Four first round finishes
- On five fight winning streak
- Origin of nickname: “I serve God and I am his servant and soldier to help spread the word about him.”