|Birth Day||June 10, 1980|
|Birth Place||Recife, Brazil|
|Age||40 YEARS OLD|
He was nine when he was first introduced to martial arts, specifically the discipline Judo. After his instructors untimely death, however, he took a break from the sport until he began training at the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Academy six years later.
He has earned the nickname Carcará, a bird native to his hometown and also the name of a gi brand he wore that has been discontinued.
Since a canceled fight in 2012, he and fellow martial Artist Nick Diaz have had a rivalry.