• Graduated from same school and wrestling program as Matt Hughes
• Win over Duffee was awarded Knockout of the Night honors. Russow was far behind on the scorecards when he delivered the finisher in the final round.
• Four wins by KO
• Eight wins by submission
When and why did you start training for fighting?
My first fight was in 1998. I love to compete and set goals for myself.
What ranks and titles have you held?
High school state heavyweight wrestling champDo you have any heroes?
My mother and grandparentsWhat 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?
Eastern Illinois - degree in sociologyWhat was your job before you started fighting?
Still a Chicago police officerSpecific accomplishments in amateur competition?
Junior college All-American wrestler,
three-time Division I national qualifier Favorite grappling technique
: north south chokeFavorite Striking technique
: left hook