Dominant Jiu-Jitsu competitor who won back-to-back world championships in 1996 and 1997, and again in 2000 and 2001.
He was awarded his purple belt in 1986, his brown belt in 1988, and his black belt in 1989.
He had a five-match MMA career from 1991-1997, earning three wins and two losses.
He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He has been trained by Helio Gracie.