Professional MMA Fighter known as the Tasmanian Devil for his explosive fighting style. He fights in the lightweight division of the UFC and is known for his Jiu Jitsu style.
Prior to his work in UFC, he worked as an Office Courier. He first began his training in 1999 after being invited by a friend to a Jiu-Jitsu class. After continuous training and performance, he became a professional for the UFC in 2010.
He has won several ranks and titles including multiple Jiu-Jitsu World Cup Championships. He is also known for being a Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the third degree.
He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and often cites his father as his inspiration.