Welterweight MMA fighter who has garnered fame for his career in the UFC. He was honored with his third performance of the night distinction in April 2018 with a victory at UFC on Fox.
He first worked as a bull rider and construction worker in his native Brazil. He then studied Muay Thai before turning to MMA at age 22.
He was part of the Fight of the Night for his second time in April 2019. He was also named by ESPN to have taken part in the fight of the year for his bout at UFC 218.
He was originally born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
His fight against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 218, which he lost, was named by ESPN as their 2017 fight of the year.