Dominant Jiu-Jitsu competitor who earned back-to-back world championships in 1996 and 1997, and again in 2000 and 2001. He was honored his crimson belt in 1986, his dark brown belt in 1988, and his dark belt in 1989. He previously a five-match MMA profession from 1991-1997, gaining three wins and two loss. He was created in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He continues to be educated by Helio Gracie.