Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Featherweight division mixed martial artist who signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2011. He has won the Sengoku Raiden Championship, Shooto Featherweight Championship, and TKO Featherweight Championship.
He made his debut in 2002 against Masanori Sugatani, a fight in which he won by submission.
He won the first 3 fights of his career before falling to Hiroyuki Takaya.
He was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
He defeated Jeff Curran by unanimous decision to earn his 10th victory.