Known for his intense Muay Thai strike, he produced his UFC debut this year 2010 at UFC 123, defeating Mike Lullo by TKO using a barrage of leg kicks. He shifted from Brazil to america in ’09 2009. His steering wheel kick KO of Terry Etim gained him UFC Knockout of the entire year honors in 2012. He was created in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He dropped to Jamie Varner at UFC 146.