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JARAGUA DO SUL, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Ivan Jorge punches Rodrigo Damm in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Jaragua on February 15, 2014 in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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