He won the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Tournament about August 21, 2010. He produced his professional debut on Feb 10, 2006, making a KO against Eduardo Maiorino. He started his career like a heavyweight fighter, but turned to light heavyweight full-time in ’09 2009. He was created in Ilha Solteira, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He offers regularly qualified with Anderson Silva at Dark House camp.