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TRAINING: I train three times a day. I run every day in the morning, I do wrestling and jiu-jitsu in the afternoon, at night I do Muay Thai and boxing.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006 because I want to change my life and give to my family a better life.
What ranks and titles have you held? SHOOTO South American Champion
Do you have any heroes? Paulo Filho and Rodrigo Minotauro
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I didn’t go to the college, I just went to school and finished the basics
What was your job before you started fighting? I’m a bar man at the beach
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Natal state Jiu-Jitsu champion and vice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion
Favorite grappling technique: Leg Lock
Favorite Striking technique: Kick to the head