Heavyweight 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who went 14-7 in his first 21 professional bouts.
He began his professional career in 2003 fighting for the Brazilian Gladiators.
He earned UFC Knockout of the Year honors in 2007, after a devastating head kick to Mirko Filipovic.
He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had the UFC Knockout of the Night against Mirko Filipovic on April 21, 2007.