|Summary:||Counterstriker, KO power with hands and feet, BJJ brown belt|
|From:||Zadar, Dalmatia Croatia|
|Fights Out Of:||Zadar Croatia|
|Height:||6' 3" ( 190 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
UFC 122 Event Photo Gallery from Konig Pilsener Arena on November 13, 2010 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 13, 2010
Nov 12, 2010
UFC 122 weigh-ins at the Hilton Hotel on November 12, 2010 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 12, 2010
UFC 122 pre-fight press conference at the Hilton Hotel on November 11, 2010 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 10, 2010
||57||0||3||1||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
||28||1||1||0||R3 Decision - Split||
||25||5||1||1||R3 Decision - Unanimous||
Training: A lot of stand up mostly; he is a very good striker. I am working with a lot of strong stand up guys with good wrestling like my opponent.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I had my first pro fight in 2004. I was just a big kid who liked fighting and since than, I am always looking to improve myself as a fighter and an athlete. I started it to improve myself as a person and an individual.
Do you have any heroes? Neil Armstrong, Chuck Yeager, Jesse Owens.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true. It’s a really big honor for me to be in the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am still in college (Sports Science)
What was your job before you started fighting? Student
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 2007 Gracie international -100kg and absolute winner, Bristol Open -100kg and absolute winner, Southern Open winner, Finland ADCC 2005 winner, winner of multiple other tournaments through Europe.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roger Gracie
Favourite grappling technique: Sweeps, positioning and passing the guard.
Favourite striking technique: Punches or kicks that cause damage.