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TRAINING: I do my strength and conditioning training in the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Specific MMA training is done 3 times a week in the afternoons. I train techniques twice a week and spar accordingly. I also train a lot with Bulgarian bags, and train Yoga for flexibility. At night, I usually watch fights to study my opponent.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Jiu-Jitsu when I was 14 years old.
What ranks and titles have you held? Jiu-Jitsu: 2005 European Champion, 2 x Brazilian Champion, 6 x Rio de Janeiro State Champion.
Do you have any heroes? Royler Gracie
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has been my dream to be part of the UFC; it will be hard to get me out of here
What was your job before you started fighting? I competed in Jiu-Jitsu
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Punches