Four-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion began his MMA career with a 10-5 record.
His MMA debut ended in a decision victory on May 15, 2004.
He made UFC history by fighting in the promotion's first-ever Featherweight bout.
He was born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
He was knocked out by a Pablo Garza flying knee on December 4, 2010.