Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip. If you violate our intellectual property you may be liable for: actual damages, loss of income, and profits you derive from the use of this image or clip, and, where appropriate, the costs of collection and/or statutory damages up to $150,000 (USD).
When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve been in martial arts since the age of 14 - first Capoeira, and then after some years I started with jiu-jitsu. I got into MMA about three years ago.
What ranks and titles have you held? IFL team champion with the Pit Bulls
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the biggest test a fighter can have.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, but I never finished. I came to the US to pursue my dreams.
What was your job before you started fighting? Capoeira teacher
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Professor of Capoeira, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
Favorite grappling technique: takedowns
Favorite Striking technique: kicks