Brazilian MMA fighter who is known for competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship within the Lightweight division. He is also known for having been a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.
He began his amateur career in Brazilian kickboxing and began competing professionally at 23. He began training at Evolucao Thai and was quickly listed on the Sherdog website as the top upcoming MMA prospect. He made his competitive fighting debut in May of 2006.
He is known for having been the Jungle Fight Lightweight Champion and the Brasilia state kickboxing champion on multiple occasions.
He was born and raised in Amarante, Piaui, Brazil and shared a photo of his son to Instagram in August of 2018.