|From:||Sydney, NSW Australia|
|Fights Out Of:||Marouba Beach, Sydney Australia|
|Height:||5' 6" ( 167 cm )|
|Weight:||125 lb ( 56 kg )|
Ways To Watch
TRAINING: Morning session is normally strength + conditioning or pad work, I like to have a swim at the beach in the afternoon, then MMA sparring or wrestling in the evening.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I loved the individual components of MMA - boxing and BJJ - and trained them to stay fit for my surfing career. I started competing in both and it led to MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? PWP bantamweight title, Combat8 bantamweight title and team member for Australia as a lightweight in 'The Smashes' TUF
Do you have any heroes? BJ Penn, the ANZACS, Les Darcy
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the pinnacle of the sport that I have fell in love with and dedicated my last seven years to. It’s a huge honor to be part of the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No - I finished high school though.
What was your job before you started fighting? Professional big wave surfer and also finished my trade as a carpet layer.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ purple belt
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
Favorite striking technique: Knees
• Pro since 2006
• Six wins by submission, three by knockout
• Five of six submission wins by rear naked choke
• Seven first round finishes
• Competed at 155 pounds on TUF Smashes
• Brought back for semifinal TUF Smashes fight when Mike Wilkinson was forced out due to injury