American featherweight who dropped straight down through the middleweight class. He began training in blended fighting techinques in 2006, although he competed in his initial professional combat in 1998. He earned his Bellator debut using a knockout on January 17, 2013. He previously two children along with his wife Rahima Youthful. He dropped to Chris Lytle by method of distribution at WEC 18-Unfinished Business.