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TRAINING: I have been concentrating more on my striking for this fight. I want to show the fans that I have evolved my game and put on a great show for them!
When and why did you start training for fighting? 14 years ago. I started fighting when I was 15 in Brazil.
What ranks and titles have you held? In jiu-jitsu I was a State Champ in Rio and a State Champ in Wrestling. I have won in some of the big shows MMA here in Brazil like MECA. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt
Do you have any heroes? My father, he guided me and always supported me.
What is your favorite technique? Rear naked choke
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A very big dream of mine is to fight in the United States for the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I go to the college of ATT, where I am learning all I can. (Laughs) No college, I completed high school back in Brazil.
What was your job before you started fighting? I started training when I was 13 and was fighting by the time I was 15. This is the only job I know.