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Melissa Gatto

Women's Flyweight Categoria

8-2-2 (W-L-D)

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Melissa Gatto

Histórico do atleta

Informações

Learn more about Melissa Gatto's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Cidade natal
State of São Paulo, Brazil
Estilo de luta
Jiu-Jitsu
Idade
27
Altura
65.00
Peso
141.00
Estreia no UFC
07.08.21
Envergadura
69.00
Alcance das pernas
38.00
  • Pro since 2016

     
  • Has won six of her last nine (6-2-1)

     
  • Four first-round finishes

     
  • Four wins by submission (RNC, 2 armbar, Kimura), three by KO

UFC Fight Night (5/18/24) Gatto stopped Tamires Vidal via strikes at :37 of the third round 

UFC on ESPN (7/1/23) Gatto lost a three round split decision to Ariane Lipski

UFC 274 (5/7/22) Gatto lost a three round unanimous decision to Tracy Cortez

UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Gatto stopped Sijara Eubanks via strikes at :45 of the third round

UFC 265 (8/7/21) Gatto defeated Victoria Leonardo via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Kung Fu when I was eight years old with my older brother. When I started MMA training I was just looking to challenge myself with new goals and I got really good at it.



What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a BJJ purple belt with several titles in BJJ competitions in the south of Brazil.



Do you have any heroes? My mother. She is a really humble, determined and loyal person. She taught me everything and I really look up to her as a woman and a human being.



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream that will come true on May 11. I worked very hard to get this opportunity and I will give my life to it.



Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I studied and I have a degree in languages: Portuguese - English



What was your job before you started fighting? I was an English teacher here in Brazil and I also had some martial arts students. 



Favorite grappling technique: I really like submissions; doesn't matter if it's a choke or an armbar or triangle choke. I like to finish fights.



Favorite Striking technique: I really like to use my knees; it is a very powerful technique.