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TRAINING: Three months before a fight I plan my training with my trainers and nutritionist so I can be prepared to handle two intense periods of training a day, six days a week.
When and why did you start training to become a fighter? I started training in Belo Horizonte with Vitor Belfort because it was my dream since I was a little kid.
What ranks and titles have you held? Capoeira Master, BJJ black belt
Do you have any heroes? Ayrton Senna, Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream coming true. I believe everything you go after you can conquer. So always in my career I started to see myself in the UFC, and so it happened.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I was at the college studying to become a physiologist but I had to leave to chase my dream to become a professional fighter.
What was your job before you started fighting? I had many jobs - my last one was as a personal trainer
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite striking technique: Any one that can end the fight