Ex – Maxium Fighting Tournament name holder, earned the UFC Combat of the night time in UFC 159. He was a NCAA Department II wrestler for Southern Illinois College or university at Edwardsville. He gained an archive of 30 wins and 16 loss in his initial 46 professional rounds. He began schooling along with his twin sibling Ryan at age 14. He defeated Carlos Condit using a rear-naked choke on June 3, 2006.