Biography(references)Arona was born in Niteroi, Brazil and trained in judo and karate before transitioning into Brazilian jiu-jitsu after seeing a vale tudo fight at the age of 13. Arona came to Carlson Gracie at the age of 18 when he was a purple belt and would go on to win numerous titles in submission wrestling. He also trained in capoeira. Arona is the only ADCC competitor to go undefeated without losing a single point in any match.
Fighter Trivia(references)During his free time Arona skates, rock climbs and surfs to keep himself in shape.
Awards & Accolades
Fighting Network RINGS: RINGS Middleweight Championship (One Time, First, Last)
PRIDE Fighting Championships: 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Runner Up
Sherdog: 2005 Upset of the Year vs. Wanderlei Silva on 28 August
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