|Summary:||Muay thai, conditioning, heart|
|From:||Omaha, Nebraska USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Omaha, Nebraska USA|
|Height:||5' 8" ( 172 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
UFC Fight Night event at the U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Dec 13, 2014
UFC Fight Night weigh-in event at the Phoenix Convention Center on December 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Dec 11, 2014
May 31, 2014
Watch all the Fight Night Berlin competitors step onto the scale the day before they step into the Octagon at the O2 World Arena in Germany.May 31, 2014 21:41
||50||2||0||2||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||105||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
Strikeforce - PaybackOct 3, 2008
TRAINING: Training in the morning and afternoon every day with the Elevation fight team. Training will focus on either Muay Thai, wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, or strength and conditioning. I take Sundays off.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting at the age of 14 after watching my first UFC.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Amateur Muay Thai world national champion, Fight2Win Amateur Featherweight Champion, Professional PFC Lightweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? I am surrounded by so many great people I cannot just single out one.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Went to a community college in pursuit of a business degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before fighting I worked as a Baker
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Strikeforce and Bellator veteran and PFC Lightweight Champion
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite striking technique: Left Head Kick
• Four first round finishes
• Pro since 2009
• Had 9-0 amateur record
• Owns July 2013 submission win over UFC vet TJ O’Brien
• Has also faced UFC vet Junior Hernandez
• Tried out for TUF 15, losing to Daron Cruickshank