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Yuri Alcantara & Felipe Arantes
TRAINING: The final part of my training is being held in New Mexico with JacksonWinkMMA team. I had good training in Belem, but I consider the exchange with other trainers important to make specific adjustments. I always look for improvement, especially in striking. It is my strong point and I will always focus on the fight standing, but here in JacksonWinkMMA I gave attention to wrestling and physical conditioning. I'm in my best stage and I've never been as prepared as now.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2000 for the culture of my people. Fighting marajoara is a tradition; the older teach the younger.
What ranks and titles have you held? Regional champion in Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt) 5 times state champion in Muay Thai. Holder of many regional event titles. BJJ Black belt
Do you have any heroes? My mother
What is your favorite technique? Marajoara Fight (the traditional fighting style of my land, so I am called Yuri Marajó)
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that my dreams have come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Brazilian Military Force Aeria