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TRAINING: I don't have a typical day of training; each day is a type of different training. It's an MMA fight, so I train everything. I usually train twice a day doing jiu-jitsu, boxing, wrestling and Muay Thai.
Thoughts on opponent, Rafaello Oliveira? I know he is a tough guy with a good jiu-jitsu game.
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.