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TRAINING: I have been training with great MMA fighters like Anderson , Minotauro , Minotouro , Feijão and the best BJJ performer, Toquinho . The whole game plan was made by my coaches Vander, Distake and Erivan. The main point was the strength and conditioning and Rogerio Camoes did an excellent job.
Thoughts on opponent, Ildemar Alcantara? He's a good fighter and I think this is a great opportunity to show my skills.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I usually like to say that "I chose to fight, it was not the fight that chose me". I fight because I love this sport. Everyone that knows my story knows that very well. I have a degree in engineering and was responsible for new developments of a large multinational company.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have always competed in Jiu-Jitsu State Championships where I was regional and state champion.
Do you have any heroes? Rodrigo Minotauro, Rogerio Camões
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The beginning of a long journey where I will be fighting for a dream.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I am an engineer.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was an engineer responsible for new developments of a large multinational company.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Foot lock and Ankle lock
Favorite striking technique: I like to work at close range