Height 6'1 (185 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Born Fighting out of Hilo, Hawaii
Town of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fighting style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 4
By submission 0
No contests 1
Renato "Charuto" Verissimo is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter, who has fought in the UFC and Rumble on the Rock promotions. He grew up in Brazil, where he trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and earned his black belt. After moving to Hawaii, he became involved in mixed martial arts through BJ Penn, who he instructed.
After fighting in Rumble on the Rock, his UFC debut was a decision victory over Carlos Newton at UFC 46, which earned him the chance to face former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes at UFC 48. Charuto lost a controversial decision after an uneventful fight.
Charuto then returned to Hawaiian events, fighting for Rumble On The Rock and ICON Sport.
Charuto was featured in the August 8, 2007 episode of the Versus reality television series TapouT. Most recently, he lost to Jake Shields via TKO on the September 15th card EliteXC: Uprising.