Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and black belt representative of the Royler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association. He is known for being a multiple-winning Pan American Champion and is nicknamed "megaton".
He competed in his first World Championship match in 1996 where he won the silver medal in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. He then competed in his first Pan American Championship in 1998 in California in the under 70 kg category.
He was once the only Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor to have competed in all 23 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.