He won the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship on August 21, 2010.
He made his professional debut on February 10, 2006, earning a KO against Eduardo Maiorino.
He began his career as a heavyweight fighter, but switched to light heavyweight full-time in 2009.
He was born in Ilha Solteira, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He has regularly trained with Anderson Silva at Black House camp.