Jiu Jitsu expert retired through the UFC after earning a 12-7 professional MMA record. He 1st gained a pastime in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at age group 16. He dropped his last three professional battles after only dropping four of his 1st 16 rounds. He has one young child along with his wife Zoila Gurgel. He experienced a TKO beat against Josh Koscheck on March 1, 2008.