|Summary:||Jiu-Jitsu specialist, good cardio, excellent submissions|
|From:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Campos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
Former champion Vitor Belfort opens the doors of his new Rio facility to the media and leads an MMA class alongside current champion Dominick Cruz.Jul 31, 2013
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 08: UFC on FUEL TV event at Paulo Sarasate Arena on June 8, 2013 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.Jun 08, 2013
Hear from TUF Brasil coach Fabricio Werdum, plus the two Team Nog fighters who made it to the finals, Leonardo Santos and William Patolino at the UFC on FUEL TV 10 press conference. Werdum and Santos were victorious on Saturday night.Jun 08, 2013
The new Ultimate Fighter is BJJ world champ Leonardo Santos, who submits William Patolino to win TUF Brasil 2. Hear from him after his victory in Fortaleza.Jun 08, 2013
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TRAINING: Training is very hard, with much to do. I’m building strategy for the fight and training a little more.
Thoughts on opponent, Norman Parke? He has a very strong ground game, but this is my time. I work very hard every day and my jiu-jitsu will break him.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006. At this time I was already the number one lightweight in jiu-jitsu and I was looking for new challenges.
What ranks and titles have you held? 7x Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, black belt in BJJ, TUF Brazil 2 winner
Do you have any heroes? My Father
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A new life
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, but I just studied for one year.
What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock
Favorite striking technique: Knee
• Lost pro debut to Takanori Gomi via majority decision in Shooto
• Has won six of his last seven
• Eight wins by submission, one by KO
• Nine first round finishes
• Last pre-TUF win was 75 second submission of UFC vet Mark Holst