|Summary:||Kicks, ground and pound|
|From:||Umuarama, Parana Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Height:||5' 3" ( 160 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
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TRAINING: On a regular day of training I wake up at 7am, have breakfast and will go Jiu-Jitsu training at 8am. At 12 I will go for strength and conditioning training. After that we have lunch and rest until 4, when we go back to the gym and have training sessions till 10pm. Afternoon/night training varies from day to day - we have boxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu and MMA training sessions, depending on the day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I used to do judo in school, and when I was finishing high school I was invited to start training jiu-jitsu. Eight months after my first jiu-jitsu class I had my first pro fight, I loved it and had to keep on doing it. That was back in 2011.
What ranks and titles have you held? I’m a blue belt in jiu-jitsu and a red kruang in Muay Thai (in Brazil they have a "belt system" for Muay Thai, and red is the third graduation level).
Do you have any heroes? My family and my master are my heroes.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. There is no way of denying that fighting in the UFC is an objective every MMA fighter must strive to achieve.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, I got into MMA straight out of high school.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked on a few jobs here and there. For five years I worked on a "Pesque e Pague" (a place with lakes where people can catch fish and pay for the fish they catch), I worked in a pharmacy for a few months, and also worked as a truck driver at a farm.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Nothing major, but I do have a few trophies for futsal (five a side) soccer.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite striking technique: Overhand
• Nickname is translated to “piledriver” in English
• Pro since 2011
• Five wins by submission, four by knockout
• Has won eight of her last 10
• Five first round finishes