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TRAINING: I train striking in the morning with my coach Ouali. In the afternoon I do strength and conditioning training with Joe, and at night I train Jiu-jitsu with my teammates, Luiz Cane, Eduardo Guedes and Rafael Chaves.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting professionally in MMA in 2009, but I’ve wanted to fight my whole life.
What ranks and titles have you held? Renaissance MMA Championship, and Ring of Combat Championship
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ is my hero.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a dream realized, but I don't want to just fight; I want to give a show for the UFC's fans.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I have always been a fighter, since I was eight years old.
Favorite grappling technique: Half guard
Favorite Striking technique: All combinations of punches and kicks.