Mixed martial artist who won the middleweight tournament of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil," decisioning Sergio Moraes at UFC 147.
He left home when he was 17 years old and was taken in by UFC champion Vitor Belfort.
He beat Thiago Santos by guillotine choke at UFC 163.
He was born in Ibitinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Watching tapes of Royce Gracie's dominance in the early UFC events inspired him to begin training.