Reach76 in. (6' 4/193 cm)
Main DivisionLight Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachAntônio "Nino" Schembri
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Biography(references)Rua was born on 25 November 1981 and raised in Curitiba, Brazil and is of Italian, and Portuguese descent. Rua's father is a businessman and his mother is a former track athlete and now marathon runner. Both are mixed martial artists training at Universidade da luta, though Marcos does not compete at a professional level. Rua followed his older brother in training at the Chute Boxe Academy, and was successful in BJJ championships at the blue and purple belt levels. In addition to Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he now trains in wrestling and boxing.
Fighter Trivia(references)On 12 September 2007, Rua married physiotherapist Renata Ribeiro. Their first child, a daughter named Maria Eduarda, was born on 15 January 2010. Before becoming a fighter, Rua worked as a model in Brazil, doing books, pictures, and even fashion shows for brands.
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