|Summary:||Explosiveness, strength, wrestling|
|From:||Afonso Claudio, Espirito Santo Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Vila Velha, Espirito Santo Brazil|
|Height:||5' 7" ( 170 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi at Foxwoods Resort Casino on September 5, 2014 in Mashantucket, Connecticut.Sep 05, 2014
UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Foxwoods Resort Casino on September 4, 2014 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 04, 2014
May 31, 2014
UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera on May 30, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)May 30, 2014
||37||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||68||1||1||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||76||2||0||0||R3 Decision - Split|
||48||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Split|
Strikeforce Challengers 15Apr 1, 2011
|21||0||0||0||R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage|
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. DiazApr 11, 2009
TRAINING: A typical preparation, with a lot of technical and physical training. Me and my team have studied the game plan and I have been training a lot working on that goal.
When and why did you start training to become a fighter? At 16. With the encouragement of my sister Carina Damm, I started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
What ranks and titles have you held? Third degree BJJ black belt, former member of the Brazilian National Wrestling team.
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true to fight in the biggest fighting event on earth.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, Physical Education
What was your job before you started fighting? I have done many things - I was a key maker and construction worker
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Seven-time Brazilian BJJ champ, seven-time Brazilian Wrestling champ, World BJJ champ
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Bodog Fight 155 champ
Favorite grappling technique: Attacks from the back
Favorite striking technique: Straight punch
• Sister Carina is a pro MMA fighter
• Pro since 2004
• Six wins by submission, two by knockout
• Has competed in Strikeforce, fighting Gilbert Melendez and Justin Wilcox
• Has also faced Maximo Blanco and Eiji Mitsuoka
• Owns wins over Kultar Gill, Santino De Franco, Jorge Masvidal, and Ryan Bow