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TRAINING: The training is basically the same for all fights; what changes a little is the strategy that will be used inside the Octagon. I train twice a day, trying to always focus on the technique part and my physical preparation.
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