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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Opponents Richie Vaculik and Justin Scoggins face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Morning sparring, afternoon grappling, evening strength and conditioning
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started martial arts at three years old. I transitioned into MMA training at 16 and had my first MMA fight at 18.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Kenpo Karate
Do you have any heroes? Anderson Silva, Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones Jr., Cael Sanderson, and, most importantly, my parents.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true and a chance for me to showcase my skills on the biggest stage in the sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Briefly, but no degree
What was your job before you started fighting? Karate Instructor
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? IKF World Champion Kickboxing, South Carolina Amateur MMA State Champion.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Undefeated professional fighter. South Carolina Warfare MMA 125lb champion.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
Favorite striking technique: Jab