9-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 9-1-0
Summary: Wrestling, kickboxing

Fighter Info

From: Rockville Centre, New York USA
Fights Out Of: Islip, New York USA
Age: 27
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )


Total Attempted Strikes
71% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
53% Clinch
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
50% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Zhang Lipeng Jan 18, 2015
28 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Wade 47 4 0 3
Chris Wade Aug 30, 2014
0 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Cain Carrizosa 0 0 0 0


TRAINING: I mix things up on a daily basis as far as my training regimen goes. My team of coaches and I are very progressive thinkers in the fight game as far as how we go about our scheduling and the way we approach fights to maintain health and longevity. Some days we train very hard and some days we back off to focus on improving technically and evolving as a competitor. I train six days a week, multiple times per day, but it is always a healthy mix of technique and hard sessions in order to preserve myself so that I am able to be my best in the Octagon. I am not someone who believes in peaking too early during camp because I believe those guys deteriorate and sometimes don't even make it to the Octagon.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting after my wrestling career ended. My striking coach Joe Panariello's son was best friends with my youngest brother Bradley. When I would see him he would ask me if I ever thought about doing MMA. I was hesitant, but eventually I agreed to try a few stand-up mitt lessons with him. As soon as I punched and kicked my first Thai pad I knew this is what made me happy and the rest is history.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Suffolk County wrestling finalist, Suffolk County wrestling champion, New York State high school wrestling champion, JUCO National Finalist 165 lbs, 5th place at D-III National Wrestling Championships 174 lbs, Amateur Kickboxing Champion, Ring of Combat 155 lbs Champion
Do you have any heroes? There are a few men in wrestling and MMA that I look up to and seek to emulate as much as possible: Cael Sanderson, Frankie Edgar, Jon Jones, Kyle Dake. These men have exhibited greatness inside and out of their respective sports and I hold them in very high esteem.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This means the world to my family and I. I quit my regular career a few years back in order to pursue a career as a UFC fighter. The UFC and its belt have been my goal for a long time and I am extremely grateful for this amazing opportunity.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have attended multiple colleges. Unfortunately I have over 100 credits but have yet to obtain my degree as a result of a change in majors. I will eventually complete my degree later down the line because it is something that I would like to have. But currently I do not have my college degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before I changed over to full-time fighting I worked for the sole Budweiser distributor on Long Island at Clare Rose. I made a lot of lifelong friends in the years I spent there and I will never forget those guys, who continue to support me. They call themselves the Bud guys.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated amateur kickboxer and MMA, two-time college wrestling All-American
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Blue Belt
Favorite grappling technique: Wrestling
Favorite striking technique: American Kickboxing
• Pro since 2011
• On four fight winning streak
• Two first round finishes
• Three wins by submission (2 guillotine, RNC)


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