Fighter Info

From: Dresden, OH USA
Fights Out Of: Simpsonville, SC USA
Age: 34
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )


TRAINING: Kickboxing and wrestling

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started training in 2007 to stay in shape during the off-season for football.

What ranks and titles have you held?

Do you have any heroes?

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It was my original goal starting from the first day in the gym, but now it seems like it was supposed to happen, so I'm focused on a title now. It's still special but there is something greater.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Otterbein University - BA exercise phys

What was your job before you started fighting?
Personal trainer

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
2010 NAAFS tournament champion. Ohio Ammy of the year (2010)

Favorite grappling technique:
Double leg

Favorite striking technique:
•    Team Penn on TUF 19

•    Pro since 2011

•    Three wins by KO, two by submission (has finished all wins)

•    Four first round finishes