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TRAINING: Hard work every day in striking, grappling, and conditioning
When and why did you start training to become a fighter? At age 14. I had an affinity for the sport.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Jiu-jitsu: Brazilian champion, Pan American, Brazil Cup, 13-time champion of the Northeast, 15 times champion of Ceará.
Do you have any heroes? My brother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The realization of a dream as a professional athlete.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I completed high school
What was your job before you started fighting? Safety inspector
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle