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When and why did you start training and fighting?
I played soccer, the coaches liked my aggressive way and was called to fight. I began training in 2004.
How many bouts do you have? Any titles?
17 fights. Jungle Fight champion in 155lbs in 2011
What were the best results of your fights? Have you ever fought a famous fighter?
Best result was winning the Jungle belt against Adriano Martins. Adriano is considered the best fighter in Brazil at 155lbs. I also fought against Luis "Buscapé" Firmino and Flavio Alvaro.
How is your diet during training?
I make 2 diets. 1 month before the fight, I only eat healthy food and fruits. 15 days before the fight I only eat egg whites, lettuce and zucchini.
What's your favorite tecnique?
I train a lot standing up. I like striking and boxing.
What does it mean to you, to fight in the UFC?
My main goal for a long time has been to fight in the UFC. Something I have been pursuing for a long time.
Do you have a heros?
My parents. I try to be like them and appreciates their honesty and character.
What is your educational background?
I studied until 4th grade.
What did you do before you started fighting?
I worked on my father's land, took care of the farm and helped with everything he needed.