|Summary:||Overall mixed martial artist, mentally strong and focused, my wife, my daughter, and my family|
|From:||Defiance, OH USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Columbus, OH USA|
|Height:||6' 2" ( 187 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
|College:||Bowling Green University|
UFC Fight Night Sydney Event on November 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Image)Nov 08, 2014
UFC Fight Night Sydney Weigh-In on November 7th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 07, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
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TRAINING: I train 2-3 times 6 days a week
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2004 just for fun and had no aspirations of fighting whatsoever.
What ranks and titles have you held? XFO Middleweight Champion, UVC Middleweight Champion, Brown Belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? My parents and my grandfather
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything. It shows that 10 years of sacrifices have been worth it.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2005.
What was your job before you started fighting? Student
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 2013 Bluegrass MMA Submission of the year award winner.
Favorite grappling technique: Half guard
Favorite striking technique: Jab
• Team Forrest on TUF 7
• Pro since 2006
• Six wins by submission (3 armbar, 2 keylock, 1 rear naked) five by knockout
• Won 11 of his last 14
• Ten first round finishes