Fighter Info

From: Millville, New Jersey United States
Fights Out Of: Millville, New Jersey United States
Age: 31
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )



Thoughts on opponent, Oskar Piechota? Very tough, calm, well rounded

When and why did you start training for fighting? Twelve years ago, for self-defense

What ranks and titles have you held? Tapology #1 in NJ, #1 in the Northeast

Do you have any heroes? All classic fighters

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true, big things to come.

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

What was your job before you started fighting? Still a union carpenter

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 6-0 amateur MMA, 6-1 boxing, 3-0 kickboxing
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Locked in the Cage 185 champ, Mid-Atlantic 185 champ, CFFC middleweight champ
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique:
Favorite Striking technique:
Straight right

• Team Penn on TUF 19

• Pro since 2009

• Two wins by KO, nine by submission (Armbar, 5 RNC, 2 arm triangle, triangle)

• Five first round finishes

• Last two losses in 2015 came against UFC vet Anthony Smith

• Defeated UFC vets Jay Silva, Ron Stallings, Andre Gusmao, Nah-Shon Burrell