|Nickname Ely||Birthdate 5/24/1978|
|Height / Weight 5'8" - 185lbs||Place of Birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Filho has been fighting professionally since 2000. He holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. He has notable wins over Chael Sonnen, Ryo Chonan, and Ikuhisa Minowa, and has held the WEC middlewieght championship.