|Summary:||Striking, ground and pound, and jiu-jitsu|
|From:||Campina Grande, Paraiba Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Campina Grande, Paraiba Brazil|
|Height:||5' 5" ( 165 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
|College:||School of Accounting|
T.J. Dillashaw reflects on his first UFC title defense, Bethe Correia expresses her desire for a title shot, and Dana's thoughts on Joe Soto.Aug 30, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Joe Silva run down which fighters to watch out for this weekend at UFC 177.Aug 29, 2014 2:35
||54||1||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||54||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Split|
TRAINING: I have a very disciplined workout routine, with organized training in MMA, boxing, and Jiu-Jitsu. I'm training every day with my team’s fighters and at other times I have technical training or fitness training schedules.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training to get in shape and it was at this same time I decided to go to an amateur Sanda tournament. I enjoyed it a lot and decided to get serious in practice.
What ranks and titles have you held? Jiu-Jitsu blue belt and Kung Fu purple belt
Do you have any heroes? My hero is Jesus Christ, who was the biggest warrior and fighter from this Earth.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Being in the UFC is having the chance to fight with the best in the world and accept big challenges. It's the dream of any fighter.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a degree from the School of Accounting
What was your job before you started fighting? Accountant
Favorite grappling technique: Wrestling
Favorite striking technique: Kickboxing
• Pro since 2012
• Two wins by knockout, seven by decision