Fighter Info

From: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Fights Out Of: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Age: 40
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started properly in 2012. I retired from judo competition and was looking for a new challenge. I have always been a fan of MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? None

Do you have any heroes? GSP

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has been my goal and dream after the house didn't go well for me. This is a big chance at redemption.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a judo coach and I worked in a cafe


Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Four-time Olympian in judo for Australia
Ranks in any martial arts styles:
4th Dan black belt in judo, black belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique:
Favorite Striking technique:
Left hand

• Team Australia on TUF Nations

• Pro since 2006
• Five wins by submission (3 RNC, 1 armbar, 1 kimura), three by KO
• Four first round finishes
• Highest finish in four Olympic Games was 7th in 2004
• Has won four of his last six
• Only competitor to make four Australian Olympic teams in judo