Training StyleI train BJJ with Master Carlos Gracie Jr at Marcelo Yogui's school in Ipanema and NHB with Ricardo Pires. I trained with Ricardo before and now I am back with him.
Conditioning in the morning, Muay-Thai in the afternoon and Jiu-Jitsu at night, but I am going to Las vegas on jan 23rd to train with Ricardo Pires the guy that I think knows a lot and will help me with combinations of all three.
UFC HistoryAt UFC 27, Café fought Japanese submission fighter Yuki Kondo. After dominating the fight early, Café ran out of gas and was defeated by referee stoppage due to strikes in round 3. Café took the fight on less than two weeks notice.
UFC41: Onslaught, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ, February 28, 2003.
Gan McGee stopped Alexandre Dantas at 4:49 of round 1.
More InformationAlexandre had a love for martial arts at a young age and decided to start training in Jiu-Jitsu in 1992. He received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Alosio Silva in 1999.
Since his UFC debut in September 2000, Café has been fighting mostly in jiu-jitsu tournaments. He was the runner up in the 2001 World BJJ Championships and he won every tournament he entered in 2002.
"I've been training a lot of Jiu-Jitsu and Muay-thai and focusing a lot on conditioning but not too serious like training for the UFC."
Some of the titles Alexandre has won in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition are:
1999 World Champion
1998 Pan American Champion
1995, 96, and 98 Brazilian Champion
4 times Rio de Janeiro State Champion
Café translates to coffee. In Brazil, when you start in the academy all the easy guys, the guys everybody beats easy, they call “Milky Coffee”. When you start beating everyone else they then call you “Coffee”. That's how he got his nickname because he started beating everyone.