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TRAINING: I´m working my standup skill a lot for this fight, as well as my overall skills, and I´m focusing a lot of work on strength and conditioning for this fight because I think it could be a three round war.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Four years ago because all I wanted was to be a fighter and to make a living from that.
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means to be in the best organization and among the best fighters.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, but I didn´t finish yet.
What was your job before you started fighting? I own a restaurant in Brazil where I work.
If any list specific accomplishments in amateur competition? State Muay Thai Champion, BJJ State and National Champion.
If any, list specific accomplishments in pro competition? Fastest KO award at Art of War 3 - Dallas - September, 1st 2007
If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: N/A
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee