|Summary:||Grappling and striking|
|Nickname:||Holds It Down|
|From:||Van Nuys, CA USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Sacramento, CA USA|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
Highlights from the TUF 18 finale post-fight press conference. Hear from UFC president Dana White, as well as winner from the card that crowned the first-ever female Ultimate Fighter and saw Nate Diaz dismantle Gray Maynard in the first round.Nov 30, 2013
TUF 18 Finale winners Chris Holdsworth and Julianna Pena speak to Megan Olivi following their impressive showings. Holdsworth, who defeated David Grant, explains how he maintained control while Pena shares her motto: Look good, feel good, fight good.Nov 30, 2013 3:00
The Ultimate Fighter® Season 18 Finale live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 30, 2013.Nov 30, 2013
Go behind the scenes of the TUF 18 Finale weigh-in with the four finalists: Chris Holdsworth, Davey Grant, Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy.Nov 29, 2013
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When and why did you start training for fighting? I did some martial arts growing up but didn’t get too serious about it. My Taekwondo master moved back to Korea, so I stopped doing that when I was a youngster. I found martial arts again in 2004 when I was 16. A big part of me getting into martial arts was my dad, and my brother that passed. My dad was always into martial arts and kung fu, so I grew up around Bruce Lee movies and him showing me stuff on the heavy bag in the garage. My brother did American freestyle kickboxing and held a brown belt. I remember me trying on all his sparring gear in his bag and begging for him to take me to the gym. Unfortunately, he was gunned down when I was eight years old. At his memorial service, he was awarded his black belt by his Sensei. I remember after that day I told my parents I wanted to get my black belt one day like my brother. I was also picked on a lot and bullied in school growing up. I didn’t really show people it bothered me, but deep down it did.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt in Hawaiian kenpo, yellow belt in Taekwondo, blue belt in Bang Muay Thai, and black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? My mom and dad of course. They've inspired me so much and taught me very valuable lessons. Also, Helio and Carlos Gracie.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s what I’ve been dreaming about since I was 15 years old. It’s a dream come true and I’m living my dream!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at a Verizon store selling phones, worked at the OTM fight shop in Las Vegas, and taught jiu-jitsu.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? National Pankration champion, four-time TUFF N UFF champion at two different weight classes, No gi world champion, multiple time Grapplers quest champion, Multiple time Naga champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? All my fights have been finished with submissions.
Favorite grappling technique: The one that makes him tap
Favorite striking technique: The one that lands
• Team Tate on TUF 18
• All six wins by submission, four in the first round; has never gone the distance
• Had 4-0 amateur record with two KOs and two subs, all in the first round