• Has trained with former UFC lightweight champ BJ Penn
• Has won five of his last seven, including a decision win over WEC vet Bendy Casimir in 2010
• Three wins by TKO, four by submission
4 or 5 hours at the gym - a lot of boxing, jiu jitsu, strength and cardio conditioning.When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started in 2004 because it was a different challengeWhat ranks and titles have you held?
None yetDo you have any heroes?
My familyWhat does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
Everything; it is a dream come trueDid you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Yes, in Brazil, but didn't finish
What was your job before you started fighting? Jiu-Jitsu
instructorRanks in any martial arts styles
Black BeltFavorite grappling technique: armbarFavorite Striking technique: high kick