|Summary:||Explosive, heavy-handed, and strong chin|
|Nickname:||The Bama Beast|
|From:||Colorado Springs, CO USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Coconut Creek, Florida USA|
|Height:||5' 4" ( 162 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
UFC Fight Night Sydney Event on November 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Image)Nov 08, 2014
UFC Fight Night Sydney Weigh-In on November 7th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 07, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
||27||2||0||0||R3 Decision - Split|
||87||2||0||4||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||24||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Split|
||88||1||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
TRAINING: Going hard four sessions a day.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2005. It’s no secret that Dragonball Z got me into fighting. I would like to add that watching Quinton “Rampage” Jackson really motivated me as well.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? My father & brother. They were both on deployments at the same time….it was a very scary time for my mother and I…also Rampage….I always wanted to meet him.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. It’s like a dream come true….now, I must keep the dream alive.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Wallace State Community College: Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and Faulkner University: Bachelors in Criminal Justice
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at my Air National Guard unit for five years, working the night shift in Alabama. When I moved to Florida I worked the night shift at Wal-Mart.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 10-0….undefeated
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Beat Bellator winner Bryan Goldsby and UFC veteran Kyle Bradley
Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke
Favorite striking technique: Thai Clinch
• Team Bisping member on TUF 14
• Pro since 2007
• Three wins by KO
• In last pre-TUF bout, knocked out UFC vet Kyle Bradley in the first round
• Has won five of his last seven