Martial arts had always been a big part of Diego’s life. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, he started his training in 2006 at the age of 17 in Muay Thai. In 2008, Diego began his training under Luciano Nucci “Casquinha”, founder of the gym “Alliance Mooca” and accomplished black belt under Ryan Gracie. Diego has stuck with his lineage and roots, competing and medaling in the South American Championships, winning international competitions such as American Nationals, Pan Ams, and many national International Opens through the IBJJF. Diego has competed in televised and streamed events like KASAI Grappling (1-1) and Fight 2 Win (5-2), both in Gi and No-Gi. Today he lives in Dallas, Texas, and teaches at his own School called Underground Jiu Jitsu.