|Summary:||Kickboxing, take down defense, cardio|
|From:||Red Bank, NJ USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Belmar, NJ USA|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
UFC Fight Night event inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium on September 13, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 13, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
FOX UFC® Saturday Henderson vs Thomson live on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jan 25, 2014
FOX UFC® Saturday weigh-in live at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, January 24, 2014. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jan 24, 2014
Ways To Watch
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Training: I train 6 days a week during camp, sometimes I'll even do an hour on Sunday if I'm up to it. I train my jiu-jitsu and MMA daily with Kurt Pellegrino.
What ranks and titles have you held? I'm the current CFFC welterweight champion – 4-time defending champ.
Do you have any heroes? Growing up I wanted to be Jean Claude Van Damme - he's a hero of mine.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting for the UFC means everything to me. I've dreamed of this day and now I'm here and I'm going to embrace it and give my best to become one of the best fighters in it.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No college.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked for a high end furniture company. I was assistant manager and head of deliveries.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Three stripe purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Kurt Pellegrino.
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite striking technique: Right cross
• 11 wins by KO
• Five first round finishes
• On eight fight winning streak
• Owns KO wins over UFC vet Greg Soto and TUF vet Julian Lane