|Summary:||Takedowns, jiu jitsu|
|From:||Rondonopolis, Mato Grosso Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
Nov 08, 2014
UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Sabiazinho Gymnasium on November 7, 2014 in Uberlandia, Brazil. (Photos by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 08, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
Mar 07, 2014 20:06
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TRAINING: I'm training a lot at Nova Uniao. We have 3 sessions of training on some days.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA in 2007. I needed money to keep myself training, and MMA paid better. This is what I want to do - keep training and fighting. I feel better when I train and think I'm getting better every day.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.
1 x Silver, Brazilian BJJ National Championship, 2005
1 x Bronze, World BJJ Championship, 2005
1 x Gold, Sao Paulo BJJ Championship, 2005
1 x Silver, BJJ European Championship, 2007
1 x Silver, Open Division, BJJ European Championship, 2007
1 x Gold, British National BJJ Championship, 2007
1 x Gold, BJJ Southern Open, 2007
1 x Gold, Southern Brazil BJJ Tournament, 2008
1 x Bronze, International BJJ Rio Open, 2008
1 x Gold, South American BJJ Championship, 2009
1 x Silver, South American BJJ Championship, 2009
1 x Gold, World BJJ Championship, 2009
Submission 1000 Champion,2011
1x Silver, Naga, 2011
1x Bronze, Naga,2011
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I don't have degree, but I want to get one, perhaps in physical education.
What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve always been in the fight game. I have been teaching jiu jitsu.
• Pro since 2007
• Lost debut by DQ – has won 11 fights in a row since
• Six wins by submission (3 RNC, 3 armbar), two by KO
• Last pre-UFC win was decision victory over UFC vet Xavier Foupa-Pokam in October of 2012
• Seven first round finishes
• Origin of nickname: “When I was a child I used to watch the Silence of the Lambs with my uncle and I just loved the mask, so my uncle started to call me Hannibal and told me to walk into the cage with the mask.”