UFC Welterweight won the Welterweight Championship on April 7, 2007.
He competed in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Games, placing third in 1999.
He won The Ultimate Fighter 4 Welterweight Tournament in 2006.
He married Ann Serra on May 26, 2007; the couple has two daughters, April and Angelina.
He lost to Matt Hughes by unanimous decision on May 23, 2009.