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TRAINING: I`ve been training everything, but every day I do cardio and try to improve my techniques.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training in jiu-jitsu when I was 16. I was skinny and I wanted to be strong.
What ranks and titles have you held? I was Brazilian and world champion in jiu-jitsu
Do you have any heroes? Yes, my dad.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a dream coming true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Since I decided I wanted to fight, I started to live only for this.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 3-0 in amateur MMA
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Choke from the back
Favorite striking technique: Right hand