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TRAINING: Wake up, strength and conditioning at NX level, then Roufusport for pro practice, which varies each day. Mitts with coach at night and runs at the WAC.
Thoughts on opponent, Erick Silva? He’s a very tough opponent and a Brazilian superstar. It will take a great effort to beat him and that's what I'm training to do!
When and why did you start training for fighting? Three years ago
What ranks and titles have you held? 170lb RFA champion, blue belt in jiu-jitsu
Do you have any heroes? My mother Sandra Harmon - the strongest person I know!
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is the reason for my existence the last three years. To put in all the hard work I do, this is where every fighter wants to be. I plan on being here a while.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I have a degree in Criminal Justice
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a full-time student while bouncing at a bar
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 6-1 record. Iowa challenge amateur 185-pound champ
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Roufus kickboxing system, purple belt under Daniel Wanderley in jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite striking technique: Right hand