Augusto Tanquinho Mendes

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Birthday
3, 1983
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
3, 1983 (age 35)
Birthplace
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About

Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter known for competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is most recognized for being the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Black Belt World Champion in 2013. 

Before Fame

He first started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1997 in Kioto gym in Tijuca. After years of training and teaching himself, he started his professional mixed martial arts career in April of 2014. In 2015, he won the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship gold medal. 

Trivia

He was awarded the Fight of the Night award in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in January of 2017 in a match against Frankie Saenz. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because his brother was a protectionist. 

Associated With

He has fought several other professional MMA fighters including Aljamain Sterling and Cody Garbrandt