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|De:||Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Provenance:||Pembroke Pines, FL USA|
|Taille:||5' 10" ( 177 cm )|
|Poids:||155 livres ( 70 kg )|
Événement UFC Fight Night Sydney le 8 novembre 2014 à Sydney, Australie (Photos par Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Image)nov. 08, 2014
Pesée de l'événement UFC Fight Night Sydney le 7 novembre 2014 à Sydney, Australie (Photos par Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)nov. 07, 2014
Surexcité, Jonathan Brookins parle de son KO à l'endroit de Vagner Rocha, explique le rôle qu'a eu l'adrénaline pour l'obtention de cette victoire et mentionne ce qui l'attend dans le futur.févr. 15, 2012 1:15
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||46||1||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Werdumjuin 26, 2010
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TRAINING: Every day it changes, but usually I do sparring in the morning, conditioning in the afternoon and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to finish the day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training years after the first UFC. I watched the Gracie family showcase their BJJ in the Octagon and I quickly became a fan. Then I realized that I wanted to learn the art of fighting and there was no other way but to learn BJJ with it. Eventually I found a BJJ gym in Florida, Team Popovitch, who helped guide me into my dreams today.
What ranks and titles have you held? Fight Time Lightweight Championship and ISKA Lightweight Championship. I also have lots of titles in BJJ such as: North American ADCC Trials Champion, 3rd Abu Dhabi World Pro Weight & Absolute, several times NAGA and Grapplers Quest Champion, Brown Belt Pan American Champion, 3rd Brown Belt Gi Worlds.
Do you have any heroes? I'm a really big fan of Renzo Gracie, Wanderlei Silva, Minotauro.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything. It means I will have the chance to show people what I do best and to be recognized for my talent. I want to build a legacy, to be remembered and not quickly forgotten like a lot of other guys. That's why fighting in the UFC is so important to me because once I step into that Octagon, people will never forget me.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Only college I went to was the BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CENTER, that's where I got my Black Belt degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Back in the days I used to work in construction. Now I teach BJJ.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Victory over Igor Gracie. It had to be a turning point in my MMA career.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Second degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Favorite grappling technique: Full guard
Favorite striking technique: Straight right hand
• Eight wins by submission (2 triangle, 3 rear naked, 3 armbar), one by knockout
• Pro since 2009
• Defeated Igor Gracie via decision in 2009 bout
• Five first round finishes
• Origin of nickname: “Ceara is a city of Northern Brazil, where most men from this city are hard-working and tough.”