Featherweight who also competed in THE BEST Fighter: Group GSP vs. Group Koscheck. He gained a submission triumph during his MMA debut on August 11, 2007. He became the 1st featherweight in UFC background to earn a battle after knocking out Fredson Paixao on Dec 4, 2010. He was raised in California and North Dakota with immigrant parents. He competed on THE BEST Fighter: GSP vs. Group Koscheck with Cody McKenzie this year 2010.