UFC featherweight who joined the promotion in 2012, making his debut at UFC 147. He went 3-3 in his first six fights with the organization, all six decided by decision.
He fought largely at lightweight before signing with the UFC. He'd previously amassed a 20-1-1 record, fighting almost exclusively in Brazil.
Originally a candidate for the reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, he instead simply joined the UFC.
He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is also known as Barnabé.
He fought Ricard Lamas in 2014, losing by unanimous decision.