MMA middleweight who has gained fame for his tenure fighting in the UFC. He rose to wider acclaim as the The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 heavyweight tournament champ in 2014.
He earned his breakthrough as the junior blue belt 2006 World Champion. He later won in the absolute brown belt division at the 2010 World Championships.
He won the 2012 Pan American BJJ Championships as a black belt. He won his tenth UFC fight in April 2018 at UFC on Fox.
He married his wife Monise Alves in 2017. His parents' names are Wilma and Antonio.
He joined Wanderlei Silva's team on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 in 2014.