Icaruz’s first appearance was at the Bara Ko, Barako event in December of 2011, where he defeated Elias by unanimous decision. FlipTop fans were instantly enthralled by his raw aggression and brutal, in-your-face lines. He then decided to incorporate a little bit of humor into his style, making him a more effective battle emcee. His biggest 1-on-1 match was against Tipsy D at Ahon 4 and even though he lost, many claim that it was a very close fight. In 2013, he and Rapido teamed up at the Dos Por Dos Tournament and were able to reach the semifinals.