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TRAINING: I train very hard always, and for this fight it won't be different. Our team is focused, not only because I'm going to fight, but because Glover and Gaucho will also fight on the same weekend. Three WINS for us. I'm training a lot to give to the fans of the UFC a great show.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve trained fighting for years. I want to be a champion in the best organization in the world (UFC). That is mydream.
What ranks and titles have you held? Shooto South American champion, Iron champion
Do you have any heroes? Rickson Gracie
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes - Physical education
What was your job before you started fighting? Just studying
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I’m Brazilian National champion and a Black belt in Jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Arm Lock
Favorite striking technique: Kick to the head