Biography(references)Born an orphan in Cabedelo, Brazil he worked as a dish washer, often sleeping outside, on the street, and on beaches. He started training in martial arts at the age of six and eventually he saved enough money to move to Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. In Fortaleza, he was taken in by Dárcio Lira, from whom he learned Brazilian jiu-jitsu and earned his black belt. He claims to have won around 50 regional tournaments in Brazil and Germany between 1996 and 2008 before turning to professional mixed martial arts.
Awards & Accolades
CBJJO Copa Del Mundo: −77 kg Blue Belt: 1st Place
CBJJO Copa Del Mundo: −77 kg Purple Belt: 1st Place & Purple Belt Absolute: 1st Place
Submissao: 2009 Submission Wrestling Finalist
Free Fight Alliance: FFA European Middleweight Champion (1 time)
La Onda: Manto Cup Champion Winner
Fight Outcomes - WinsLosses
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