Daniel "Miojo" Da
Height: 5' 6"
Leg reach: 38.00
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: Valença, Brazil
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Daniel Da Silva is an up and coming MMA fighter who has been making waves in the UFC for several years now. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he started training in Muay Thai at the age of ten after seeing his brother fight on tv. From there, Daniel quickly developed a passion for martial arts and went to train with some of the best coaches in the business.
It wasn’t long before his skills got noticed and he eventually signed a contract with UFC to fight professionally. Since debuting at UFC 154 back in 2012, Daniel has fought an impressive 11 times with wins over top-tier opponents such as former lightweight champion Ben Henderson, perennial contender Edson Barboza Jr., and highly touted Nathan Coy. Most recently, he took home a Decision win against Michael Johnson at Fight Night 73 back in 2015.
At just 27 years old and already boasting numerous impressive victories under his belt, it’s clear why many consider Daniel Da Silva one of the top prospects coming out of Brazil right now. His skill set positions him perfectly for success both inside and outside of the octagon: he has great cardio which allows him to go five rounds while still being able to maintain strength; great boxing that gives him knockout power should opportunity arise; good wrestling which helps defend against takedown attempts; plus solid Jiu Jitsu giving him good submission finishes when necessary or advantageous circumstances present themselves. All these elements combine together into what makes Daniel such a dangerous opponent for anyone standing across from him inside that cage – be it veteran or newcomer alike!
Outside the octagon though? He’s just your typical laid-back Brazilian guy who loves spending time outdoors (surfing especially), playing video games (FIFA 14+15 are favorites) , catching up on movies/series whenever possible… you know – all regular stuff really! But make no mistake about it – when stepping into that cage once again ,all bets are off as this soft spoken ‘gentleman’ turns into pure violence incarnate!
In summa: talented young fighter? Check; Easily accessible personality? Check ; Killer attributes? Double check! It doesn’t take much imagination then to see why we believe so strongly here at UFC HQ that Daniel will soon be amongst our biggest stars come 2016/2017 season(s).