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Thoughts on opponent, Rustam Khabilov? One of toughest fighters and opponents in my division and it will be a big test for me. But I will definitely be the winner of this fight.
TRAINING: I have a full schedule of MMA training - three sessions a day, including striking, grappling, jiu-jitsu, conditioning and sparring.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 20, I started muay Thai. Then I started MMA a couple of years later.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am PFC and NITRIX champ, jiu-jitsu black belt under Rocian Gracie
Do you have any heroes? My teammates at Chute Boxe.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I teach at a Muay Thai gym.
Favorite grappling technique: Choke
Favorite striking technique: Left Hook