He made his UFC debut at THE BEST Fighter 15 Finale June 1, 2012 and earned Combat of the night time in a reduction to Lucas Martins in 2013. He changed pro in 2006, fighting in the tiny local promotion, Trend in the Cage. At UFC 166, he dropped via TKO to Andre Fili, who skipped weight before the combat. He was created and elevated in Tucson, Az. He fought at UFC 166, that was headlined by Cain Velasquez crushing TKO success over Junior dos Santos.