Born and raised in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Zé Marcello is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Sergio “Bolao” Souza. With over 20 years of training, Zé Marcello has competed in the most prestigious BJJ tournaments in the world and is affiliated with the world-famous Brazilian Top Team. Having retired from competing professionally in 2002, Zé Marcello has since dedicated his time to teaching Brazilian jiujitsu and currently resides in the UK as of February 06. His hobbies also include Surfing, Snowboard and playing the acoustic guitar.