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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 06: Leonardo Santos holds an open training session for media at Centro de Eventos do Ceara on June 6, 2013 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Good wrestling training with a hard workout and jiu-jitsu at the end.
Thoughts on opponent, William “Patolino” Macario? He has no fear and this makes him dangerous, but at the same time it is good for me.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006. At this time I was already the number one lightweight in jiu-jitsu and I was looking for new challenges.
What ranks and titles have you held? 7x Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, black belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? My Father
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A new life
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, but I just studied for one year.
What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock
Favorite Striking technique: Knee