Born in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Fabin grew up with a love for surfing and Jiu-Jitsu. His BJJ career started under the instruction of 3rd Degree Black Belt Gustavo “Guga” Machado (Gracie Barra). Profesor Machado eventually relocated to the United States to open his new academy and Fabin came under the tutelage of renowned Gracie Barra instructor Roberto “Roleta” Magalhaes.
In 2007, after receiving his black belt from Roleta, Fabin was invited to teach at a Gracie Barra school in the United States. As a Gracie Barra instructor, Fabin taught BJJ, Gi, and No Gi classes; training some of the area’s top professional MMA fighters, including multiple UFC fighters.