Brazilian MMA fighter who is known for his work competing in the UFC within the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions. He is also known for his work in wrestling and was a part of the Brazilian National Team.
He earned his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his light blue belt in Muay Thai. He first started his career in MMA in November of 2011. For the first three years of his career, he competed in Brazil. He then made his promotional UFC debut against Francis Ngannou in December of 2015.
He is known for having won several professional matches including against Christian Colombo at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 in November of 2016 and against Dmitry Smolyakov at UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko in July of 2016.
He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and often shares photos through Instagram with his girlfriend Camilla Roque.
He has fought against several fellow MMA fighters in UFC matches including Francis Ngannou.