Born in 1975 in Niterói – state of Rio de Janeiro, growing up in São Gonçalo RJ. Bicudo first joined a jiu-jitsu academy at age 10. switched to Carlson Gracie‘s academy, where he met legendary coaches such as Ricardo Liborio and “Bebeo” Duarte as well as Renato Tavares, the man Fabricio always mentioned to be his Master.
In 2002 Fabricio started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Even though he loved the atmosphere and was extremely successful inside the cage/ring, his motivation was not in making a living from the sport. For that reason, Bicudo always gave priority to his jiu-jitsu, leaving MMA behind in the mid 2000’s with a 7-1-0 record.
After Tavares move to the United States, Bicudo trained with wrestling coach Flavio Cabral, in Niterói. He also worked on his jiu-jitsu with local friends such as Sebastian Lalli, Anderson Pereira, Vinicius Gahyva, Rafael Rebello, Josimar Neves among many others. It was through a few of these friends that Bicudo returned to Copacabana, this time to Fight Zone, Checkmat headquarters where he trained with Ricardo Vieira.