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BRASILIA, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 24: Michel Prazeres of Brazil celebrates victory over Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their lightweight UFC bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Nilson Nelson gymnasium on September 24, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Training Style"I run for 1 hour. Do grappling for 1.5 hours. Lifting 1 hour. Striking for 1 hour."
UFC HistoryUFC 31 - Gilber loss to Penn by referee stoppage in 4:57 of Round 1 (punches)
More Information: "I have trained and wrestled all my life, and fighting is just an extension, new areas to train and develop my body, get my body to do different things like striking. Change my instincts. I’m psyched to test myself in the UFC, the Ultimate Proving Ground."
4x Illinois State High School State Champion in 4 different weight classes.
2x NCAA Division I All American (Michigan)
3rd Place 2000 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships, 65.9 KG Division
5-1 fighting record 5-0 in open hand rules, 0-1 in SHOOTO A Class (Loss to Uematsu)