Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner who won his fourth world championship gold medal at the 2015 World Championships in the absolute division. He later won his sixth Pan American Championship in 2016 after being named the best jiu-jitsu martial artist in the world in 2015 by IBJJF.
He began training in jiu-jitsu at age 14 in 2001. He later earned his black belt in 2008.
He won his third jiu-jitsu European Championship in 2013 as a 100kg competitor. He won the Brazilian National Championship in 2010 in the absolute tier.
He was born and raised in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
He lost to Erberth Santos at the 2016 World Championships.