Lightweight fighter who made his UFC debut in 2008. He earned Submission of the Night honors after defeating Terry Etim at UFC 112 on April 10, 2010.
He lost his first fight by split decision on September 25, 2004.
He was trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.
He had two sons, Rafael and Gustavo, with his wife Cristiane dos Anjos.
He lost to Tyson Griffin by unanimous decision on April 1, 2009.