He made his UFC debut at UFC Combat Evening 24 March 26, 2011 and got his first success at UFC on Versus 5, a TKO more than Jason Reinhardt. He began boxing when he was 6 years outdated and kickboxing when he was 14. He earned a split-decision against Alex Caceres at UFC 143. He was created in McKinney, Tx. He fought at UFC 167, where in fact the primary event was Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight name protection against Johny Hendricks.