Former M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion made his UFC debut on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.
He was a 2005 World Jiu-Jitsu Champion before making his MMA debut in 2006.
He won the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2011.
He had a son named Vitor with his wife Alliny Magalhaes.
He lost to Phil Davis by unanimous decision on April 27, 2013.