|Nickname:||Hecho en México|
|From:||San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora Mexico|
|Fights Out Of:||Tempe, AZ USA|
|Height:||5' 9" ( 175 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
|College:||Grand Canyon University|
|Degree:||Criminal Justice and Sociology|
UFC Fight Night event inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium on September 13, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 13, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
UFC Fight Night Brasilia Open Workouts at the Brasilia Shopping mall on September 11, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 11, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
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TRAINING: Each day if different. Some days I have strength and conditioning in the morning and some days I have kickboxing, but every day I'm in the gym for team practices at 3 pm doing either wrestling or BJJ or boxing.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Eight years ago – I love the competition.
What ranks or titles have you held? Blue belt in BJJ under John Crouch
Do you have any heroes? My Dad and Mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a great accomplishment.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Grand Canyon University -degree in Criminal justice and Sociology.
What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student
Accomplishments in amateur competition? I was a state champion in wrestling in high school. I took sixth at the Reno world championship tournament in high school. I was an All-American wrestler in college (Pima Community College).
Favorite grappling technique: RNC - the Drew Fickett special
Favorite striking technique: None
- Nickname means “Made in Mexico”
- Third stint with UFC – 4-3 between UFC appearances
- Win over Cole Miller was his first by KO
- Attended the same college (Pima Community College) as Jamie Varner, Drew Fickett, and Jesse Forbes.
- 13 wins by submission
- His last fight before TUF8 was his debut in Mexico (def. Tommy Wagner in the first round).
- Graduated Grand Canyon University with a degree in Criminal justice and Sociology.