Alessandro "Nono" Costa
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Alessandro Costa is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently fights in the UFC’s lightweight division. He was born October 3, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and began his training at an early age under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. As a teen he trained Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, judo and boxing before eventually making his professional MMA debut in 2006.
In 2007 Alessandro won four amateur bouts for local promotions based out of Rio de Janeiro until he made his professional MMA debut on June 17th with a first round submission victory over Sandro Santos. After this impressive start to his pro career, Alessandro went on to fight for several smaller promotions such as Shooto Brasil before signing with the UFC in August 2011.
Since joining the UFC, Alessandro has compiled an 8-3 record while fighting some of the best lightweights on earth including former champions Anthony Pettis (in 2017) and Rafael dos Anjos (in 2014). In addition to wins over these opponents, he also holds victories over Paul Felder (who is currently ranked #10 by official UFC rankings), James Vick (#12), Francisco Trinaldo (#14) and more recently Claudio Silva (#15). Overall it’s safe to say that since entering the promotion Alessandro has established himself as one of the top talents in the world at 155 lbs., earning seven Performance Bonuses along with becoming just one of three fighters ever from Brazil to reach 11 Octagon appearances inside The Ultimate Fighter house during TUF 22 Brazil 4 season finale event against Leonardo Santos At this point it’s no surprise that you can find him ranked among top 15 Lightweight fighters around globe according recent official rankings from respective divisions .
Outside of MMA competition , besides being dedicated full time Dad , coaching position two times per week at local gyms helping upcoming fighters from all levels mastering their skills , Alessanndro also own self-titled clothing line called “BraveClothing” which was created back 2012 . It consists mainly high quality t-shirts designed by talented artists reflecting positive messages about mental courage needed overcome difficulties life may bring us sometimes which reflects itself into great success not only sales wise but public appreciation too . That alone says pretty much everything we need know about personality guy like Costa , passionate athlete incredible heart outside Octagon cage who raises awareness power strength through clothing line BraveClothing – combination many qualities rarely seen nowadays modern world !