Brazilian blended martial artist and jiu-jitsu practitioner known for defeating Royce Gracie by clock choke within a 1998 jiu-jitsu competition. He also fought within the UFC and Satisfaction. He started trained in the activity when he was just 12 yrs . old and started dealing with Carlson Gracie four years afterwards. His initial MMA fight emerged in 1991. He’s also called Paraiba and completed his fighting profession using a 9-3 record. He also founded Jungle Combat. He was raised in Manaus, Brazil. He also grappled Renzo Gracie within a jiu-jitsu competition in 1993, earning the combat on points.