|From:||Portland, Oregon USA|
|Height:||6' 1" ( 185 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
John Howard comes from the MMA hotbed of New England with a rep as a well-rounded competitor who can come back from the brink of defeat to win. After Chris Wilson’s impressive effort with Fitch and his win over Bruno, "The Professor" is ready for upset.Jan 31, 2009
Portland, Oregon sends Chris Wilson into the Octagon to take on Steve Bruno, a former rescue swimmer for the Navy.Aug 09, 2008
A well rounded battler from Portland, Chris Wilson makes his debut after 4 years of building a rep as one of the top welterweight prospects in the game today. Jon Fitch has come up the hard way, but in the past 2 years he's passed passed every test at 7-0Mar 01, 2008
What ranks and titles have you held? I was the Sportfight welterweight champion with several successful defenses before vacating the title to move on in my career.
Do you have any heroes? I admire my father for who he is and how he raised me and I look up to my teammates like Dan Henderson and Matt Lindland.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a chance to show that I'm a threat. People who know me believe in my ability, and people who don't will have a chance to see for themselves what I can do.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for two years but didn't finish. I studied languages and linguistics. Never really used linguistics though.
What was your job before you started fighting? I've taught English in Brazil for many years, but when I moved back to the states I started bartending.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Got 2nd at the South American Kickboxing Championships back in the day.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Sportfight Welterweight Champion.
Favorite grappling technique: The triangle is easily my favorite technique. I get a lot of leverage with my long legs and my opponents have trouble freeing themselves.
Favorite Striking technique: Misdirection... The technique doesn't matter nearly as much as how you sell it. I guess I like to fake a switch kick and throw a hook or uppercut, but there are so many...