|Summary:||All aspects of MMA|
|Nickname:||The Super Saiyan|
|From:||Spokane, WA USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Hagatna Guam|
|Height:||5' 11" ( 180 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
UFC® Fight Night Machida vs Munoz live from the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England on Saturday, October 26, 2013. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Oct 26, 2013
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UFC on FUEL TV event at CotaiArena on November 10, 2012 in Macau, China. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 10, 2012
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Ways To Watch
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Ways To Watch
Monday: 2-3x a day doing Sprints, Kickboxing and Mitt work.
Tuesday: 2-3x a day working Conditioning, Wrestling and BJJ.
Wednesday: 2x a day working Water drills/ Road work, Live sparring and Mitt work
Thursday: 2x a day working Conditioning, Wrestling and BJJ
Friday: 2x a day working Mitt work and Drills
Saturday: 1x with Live Sparring
Sunday: Relax and Recover
When and why did you start training for fighting? On Guam everyone grows up fighting. I always loved martial arts and wanted to get good at it so I started to train with my cousin in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA six years ago. A year later I made my pro debut. I come from an island of warriors. Being born a Chamorro, it is in our blood to fight, so it came natural to me.
What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, 2010 Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Gorilla Warfare Superfight Champion
Do you have any heroes? God, Jesus Christ, my parents, Franklin and Loretta Cruz.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It started with an island boy with a dream, and through hard work and sacrifice, it became reality. It means everything to me to have the opportunity from the UFC to be able to showcase my skills to the world in the greatest organization ever. It is all uphill from here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I was attending the University of Guam studying Physical Education. It is my goal to finish in the near future.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a Power Plant Operator
Favorite grappling technique: All chokes and joint locks
Favorite striking technique: All of my strikes that connect clean
• Pro since 2007
• Has finished all but one of his fights in the first round – three KOs, three submissions
• All submissions via rear naked choke