MMA fighter who turned professional in 2001; also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.
He won his MMA debut with a 48 second TKO on September 21, 2001.
He is a fourth degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and became known for his dominant grappling ability.
He married Renada Maia in 2005.
He was defeated by Mark Munoz with a split decision on June 11, 2011.