• Pro since 2007
• Six wins by KO, four by submission
• Loss to Perosh broke nine fight winning streak
• Defeated former boxing star Eric “Butterbean” Esch in second pro fight in 2007
• Lone pre-UFC loss came via decision to WEC / Dream vet Jimmy Ambriz in 2008
TRAINING: A typical training day would be going to SVPT for my strength and conditioning, Frank Lee’s Muay Thai gym in the afternoon for standup and down to Hayabusa at night for wrestling or MMA training.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I watched lots of Kung Fu movies as a kid. I thought it was awesome, and I wanted to be a Kung Fu master. I started training in traditional martial arts at 14.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have a purple belt in BJJ and I held the western Canadian kickboxing title, Canadian kickboxing title and a western Canadian Muay Thai title
Do you have any heroes? Ramon Dekkers, Peter Aerts
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. The UFC is the top of the top. This will be an experience that I will never forget.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Military
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite Striking technique: Jab