|From:||Waimanalo, Hawaii USA|
|Height:||5' 10" ( 177 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
TRAINING: Monday is 30-45 minutes of running and cardio – in the evening I work Muay Thai for an hour and a half and then hard jiu-jitsu for about an hour. Tuesday is boxing training and circuit lifting in the morning and wrestling and takedowns in the evening. Wednesday is a hard sparring day. Thursday is a full body rest day, and Friday is an MMA day. Saturday afternoon is MMA again, but with sparring.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I did a little bit of Judo in my senior year of high school. It wasn't until a year after high school that I decided to seriously train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I first started training under Relson Gracie. After successfully competing in several tournaments, I wanted to take my training to the next level and I wanted to test myself in all areas, so I started training under Egan Inoue of Grappling Unlimited in Honolulu along with Coach Rick, Hesia, and Nyza of MMA Development. Since then I have been working to sharpen my blade in all areas of mixed martial arts.
What ranks and titles have you held? I received my purple belt from Egan Inoue and I have won multiple grappling championships.
Do you have any heroes? My heroes are Randy Couture and Fedor.
What is your favorite technique? Kimura.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is the ultimate dream and a step up in my fighting career.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have another year left towards a Bachelor’s degree at Chaminade University.
What was your job before you started fighting? I am currently a federal corrections officer.