|From:||Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
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TRAINING: Grappling technique and a lot of physical preparation.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was a 10-year-old boy. Kickboxing caught my eyes at that time.
What ranks and titles have you held? TUF Brazil 3 middleweight winner, Three-time Brazilian kickboxing champion. 12 gold medals in other kickboxing championships.
Do you have any heroes? JESUS CHRIST
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means a life dream to me; I`ve been fighting my whole life aiming for this moment. And now, when this time has come, a new cycle has started, opening new horizons to me.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I have been fighting all my life.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur MMA record is 3-0
Favorite grappling technique: Wrestling
Favorite striking technique: Kickboxing
• Team Sonnen on TUF Brazil 3
• Pro since 2011
• Four wins by submission (2 guillotine, 1 arm triangle, 1 RNC), one by KO
• Three first round finishes – each in 1:58 or less