Light-weight fighter who won the Bellator Time of year 9 Light-weight Tournament. He produced his professional debut on January 22, 2011, earning via TKO against J.R. Hines. He produced his Bellator debut on January 31, 2013, after earning his 1st eight professional rounds. He was created and elevated in Chicago, Illinois. Through the Bellator competition he notably defeated John Alessio in the quarterfinals.