|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
UFC event at the Valley View Casino Center on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photos by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jul 15, 2015
UFC weigh-in at the Valley View Casino Center on July 14, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jul 14, 2015
When and why did you start training for fighting? 11 years ago. To have discipline and stay on the “right track” in life.
What ranks and titles have you held? Second-degree black belt under Tiger Schulmann. Former Bellator and current CFFC welterweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? My Mom.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The culmination of all the training. It is the beginning of my ultimate athletic goal – to be UFC champion.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
Favorite grappling technique: No favorite, although I have a couple recent rear naked choke finishes.
Favorite Striking technique: No favorite
- Pro since 2005
- Nine wins by KO, three wins by submission (3 RNC)
- Six first round finishes
- 5-0, 1 NC in last five fights
- Holds wins over UFC vets Nah-Shon Burrell, Dante Rivera, Hector Urbina, Mike Dolce
- Owns 2012 win over Jim Wallhead.
- Has also faced Ben Askren and Rick Hawn