|Summary:||Grappling and boxing|
|From:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 08: UFC on FUEL TV event at Paulo Sarasate Arena on June 8, 2013 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.Jun 08, 2013
Hear from TUF Brasil coach Fabricio Werdum, plus the two Team Nog fighters who made it to the finals, Leonardo Santos and William Patolino at the UFC on FUEL TV 10 press conference. Werdum and Santos were victorious on Saturday night.Jun 08, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
UFC on FUEL TV 10 weigh-in at Paulo Sarasate Arena on June 7, 2013 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jun 07, 2013
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TRAINING: Wake up at 9am, have breakfast, relax a little bit, have lunch and go training. It takes about one hour to get to the gym because it is in another city. Then, boxing for one hour, jiu-jitsu for one hour and it ends with a great MMA training session.
Thoughts on opponent, Leonardo Santos? He is a very tough guy, and I respect him a lot, but I’m gonna get there and win!
When and why did you start training for fighting? I used to watch Pride's DVD and I loved to watch Wanderlei Silva and Minotauro fights. So I started to train Muay Thai, and after that, when I was 14 years old, I met Pedro Silveira (one of my coaches) and he invited me to train at his gym. I’ve been there since.
What ranks and titles have you held? Boxing State Champion (Rio de Janeiro), Owner of Rio FC's belt (MMA - Rio de Janeiro), Muay Thai State Champion
Do you have any heroes? My father and my mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a big dream. Every fighter trains to get there, and I'm there.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at a restaurant and I used to work delivering food.
Favorite grappling technique: Submission grappling
Favorite Striking technique: Boxing
• Pro since 2010
• Six wins by KO, one by submission – has finished all fights
• Third youngest fighter in the UFC