|Summary:||Striking, one punch knockout power|
|From:||Spokane, WA USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Spokane, WA USA|
|Height:||5' 8" ( 172 cm )|
|Weight:||145 lb ( 65 kg )|
UFC Fight Night event inside the Saitama Arena on September 20, 2014 in Saitama, Japan. (Photos by Mitch Viquez/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 20, 2014
UFC Fight Night weigh-in event on September 19, 2014 in Saitama, Japan. (Photos by Mitch Viquez/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 19, 2014
UFC® 173 Barao vs Dillashaw live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 24, 2014.May 24, 2014
May 23, 2014
UFC on Fox 14Jan 24, 2015
||37||5||1||7||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||26||1||1||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
TRAINING: For this fight I've been on the grind. A lot of sprints, jiu-jitsu, always wrestling and working my hands and throwin' long combinations.
When and why did you start training for fighting? It’s the purest form of competing. There are no missed blocks, and if you want it, you’ve got to go get it. I’ve always had the attitude for it, and I like being in a grimy, gritty fight. I don’t like the dancing around, picking each other apart stuff. I like to get in there and be in the middle of a fight. You really find out who you are.
What ranks and titles have you held? Conquest of the Cage champion and several amateur titles.
Do you have any heroes? My father, and Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. I’m fighting to get a contract to fight tougher guys. I believe I belong here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was an electrician
Favorite grappling technique: I got a guillotine that I call the ex-wife because there’s no escape and it takes half your money
Favorite striking technique: Overhand right
- Team Cruz member on TUF 15
- Teammate of TUF 15 winner Mike Chiesa
- Pro since 2007
- Was on seven fight pre-TUF winning streak
- Seven wins by KO, four by submission
- Five of last six wins by knockout
- Including first TUF bout, scored four knockouts in a row in under 30 seconds